Mark Stock

Mark Stock

Mark Stock is a writer from Portland, Oregon. He fell into wine during the Recession and has been fixated on the stuff since. He spent years making, selling, and sipping Pinot Noir in the Dundee Hills before a full return to his journalistic roots in 2016. He's helplessly tied to European soccer, casting for trout, and grunge rock. More of his work can be found at markastock.com.

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Remember The Rainforest Cafe? Bet You Didn’t Know It Still Exists

It leapt, panther-like, onto the scene a full 25 years ago, and so it may surprise you to learn that the Rainforest Cafe is in fact still going strong. The Rainforest Cafe’s first location was in the Mall of America. Our nation’s…
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The Best Wine Country Regions in the U.S. for Outdoor Adventures

Want to experience the great outdoors while also drinking wine? Here are the best places in the United States to go for a rugged wine country experience. You'll probably want to take your wine to go.
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You Can Chill Red Wines, Too. Here Are 5 Varietals to Try

White wines and rosés shouldn't have all of the fun. Here are five types of red wines that you should chill.
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A Quick Guide to Wine Dryness: Why It Tastes Sweet When It Isn’t (and More)

Is a wine actually sweet if it tastes sweet? Not always. Check out why our brain thinks a wine may be sweet (and more) here.
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8 Famous Americans and Their Favorite Boozy Drinks

Ever wanted to drink like your favorite historical (or contemporary) American figure? Here are eight icons -- and their favorite drinks -- to get you started.
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From Under the Cork Tree: Understanding the Cork Harvest

Ever thought about what keeps your wine (or beer) safe from spoilage? No? Well, it's time to learn a little bit more about cork.