Good wine is much like good weed. It can be cliquey and intimidating in the wrong crowd. Luckily, the fine folks of Sundance Wine Cellars in Eugene are on our side.
We stormed in vaguely demanding an expert suggestion for an Oregon Pinot Noir. They delivered an excellent option at an accessible price point. St. Innocent’s 2019 Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir offered a fruit-forward tartness that bordered on raspberry. The gentle mouthfeel was far from grippy and gave way to clean, woody, crisp notes at the back of the throat. We found this refreshing when paired with the smoky flavors of Cannabis and infinitely more classy knowing that Cannabis came in a cigar-like form.
Piff Stixs is a newer player in the Oregon market that popped up in 2022. But they’ve quickly come to produce some unique options, including their latest line of three-gram Hash Holes. These neatly-rolled smokeables come ready to go with a wooden tip and clean glass storage tube. They supply a cigar-like burn. So, settle in and stay a while – this is not a spark and speed-smoke situation. Take your time easing into the live rosin worm waiting in the middle. Make sure you savor the sweet doughiness of Seed Junky’s Jealousy and Skunk House Genetics’ Gas Bugnes.
This is a luxurious duo. It seems like something reserved for special occasions. But the truth is: We may be finding reasons to uncork the finer things in life a little more often. Why not celebrate a Wednesday night with all of the fruits this wonderful Willamette Valley has to offer? We deserve it.