As we lament over summer slipping away, the crisp fall air always energizes me with everything fall brings. September means the flurry of back to school—including the start of fall sports—with shorter days and a faster pace.
This issue focuses on food and wine. In our Wine + Food Pairings story, Bend Lifestyle’s own Sarah Wolcott, wine consultant, spent time talking with local wine expert Tim Hanni, one of just 355 people in the world holding the Master of Wine (MW) certification. Together they share insight into breaking traditional rules about pairing foods and wines.
Be sure to read about exploring wines-by-the-glass as an introduction to new and different wines around town. And, as a delicious way to kick off fall, whip up the Organic All American Apple Pie recipe found in this issue.
Paralleling the start of the school year, this issue also spotlights Tumalo Community School’s unique zipline and ropes course program, giving kids the chance to build confidence, stretch their limits, conquer fears and have exhilarating fun.
I hope you get out and enjoy our last holiday weekend of summer, topped off with some great tasting food and wine.
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY LELIA MILAYA