Vindulge Portfolio

In addition to this blog, I am a frequent contributor to several publications, wine judge, featured chef, and speaker. Our recipes have been featured on a number of popular food sites. Here is a few places we have been.

Mary Cressler cooking over a grill

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April 2024 – Toast Nashville

February 2024 – Ilani Casino Brewfest

October 2023 – Big Green Egg EGGtoberfest

September 2023 – Ilani Casino Food and Wine Festival

June 2023 – Ilani Casino BBQ Festival

October 2022 – Big Green Egg EGGtoberfest

Feast 2019 – Smoked! A live fire food fest.

Mary Cressler – Selected Published Works

Traveling Wine Country with Children – You can also view my take on traveling wine country with kids on our website.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine, April 2016

Growing a Legacy
Oregon Wine Press, November 2016

That’s Somm Blend
Oregon Wine Press, August 2016

Homemade and Homegrown
Oregon Wine Touring Guide, 2016

What Cole Danehower Did For Me As A Wine Writer
October, 2015

Prosecco risotto: A unique pairing from Conegliano
Palate Press: The online wine magazine, October 2015

Exploring epicurean experiences: 5 Oregon wineries with restaurants
Palate Press: The online wine magazine, September 2015

Comté and the terroir of cheese
Palate Press: The online wine magazine, June 2015

The Oregon Chardonnay Clone Wars
Palate Press: The online wine magazine, March 2015

A Sparkling Wine Movement in the Pacific Northwest
Palate Press: The online wine magazine, January 2015

Donnafugata and the New Western Sicily
Palate Press: The online wine magazine, November 2014

From Oaxaca to Vineyard and Wine: the Story of Mario Bazán
Palate Press: The online wine magazine, January 2014

Farmers in the desert: the Horse Heaven Hills AVA
Palate Press: The online wine magazine, September 2014

Malbec comeback: A Cahors producer looks to the past for innovation
Palate Press: The online wine magazine, July 2014

Exploring Epicurean Experiences: Wine Pairing Dinners
Palate Press: The online wine magazine, April 2014

Will Run for Wine
Oregon Wine Press, September 2013

Cognac, It’s All About the Barrels
Palate Press: The online wine magazine, December 2012

Dinner and Wine for $20 or Less (Ebook)
Contributor, January 2012

The Other Side of Terroir
Palate Press: The online wine magazine, September 2011

Award Winning Gorge Wines
Contributor, Gorge Guide, 2010

Delish — 10 Ways To Use Up Your Leftover Holiday Prime Rib

Huffington Post — Brisket Recipes That’ll Fall Off The Bone And Into Your Heart

Huffington Post — 17 Thanksgiving Cocktails So Good, They Rival Pumpkin Pie

Buzzfeed — 28 Insanely Delicious Chili Recipes To Try This Winter

Honest Cooking — Favorite Winter Food and Wine Pairings

The Daily Meal — Ridiculous Breakfast Sandwiches

The Daily Meal — 19 Brunch Recipes That Will Make Your Weekend So Much Better

The Daily Meal — 15 Soups and Stews That Will Keep You Warm This Winter

The Daily Meal — 15 Healthy Dishes to Start January Off Right

The Daily Meal — 15 Tasty Taco Recipes Perfect for Taco Tuesday

The Daily Meal — 16 Recipes That Your Valentine Will Fall in Love With

The Daily Meal — 7 Amazing Wing Recipes That Are Perfect for Football Season

The Daily Meal — 9 Delicious Drinks To Warm Up With This Fall

The Daily Meal — 9 Festive Appetizers for Your 4th of July Barbecue

The Daily Meal — Beef Brisket 7 Ways

The Daily Meal — Spicy, Smoky, and Sweet: 12 Easy and Delicious Ways to Enjoy Salsa

The Daily Meal — 9 Guacamole Recipes You’ll Want to Make Right Now

Reader’s Digest — 10 wonderful ways with pasta

Parade Magazine, Community Table — Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup: 21 Classic Comfort Recipes

Parade Magazine, Community Table — The Ultimate Pulled Pork Collection: 26 Recipes

Parade Magazine, Community Table — It’s Chili Bowl Time! 28 Best Chili Recipes

Grape Collective — Speakeasy with Mary Cressler

Grape Collective — Tippler Ten: Where to wine and dine in Portland

Foodgawker

Wine Judging

Cascadia Wine Competition, Wine Judge, 2016

Northwest Wine Summit, Wine Judge, 2015

Greatest of the Grape, Wine Judge, March 2015

Hudson Valley Wine Competition, Wine Judge, 2011

Northwest Wine Summit, Wine Judge, 2010

Oregon Seafood & Wine Festival Wine Competition, Wine Judge, 2010

Oregon Seafood & Wine Festival Wine Competition, Wine Judge, 2009

Awards and Honors

2017 IACP Award Nomination — Best Recipe-Based Blog

2016 Wine Blog Awards — Winner Best Original Photography on a Wine Blog

2017 Symposium for Professional Wine Writers — Fellowship Winner

2015 Symposium for Professional Wine Writers — Fellowship Winner

2014 Millesima Blog Awards — Finalist for Best Post about Wine Travel

Speaking Engagements

2024 – Tastemaker Conference, Chicago Illinois – Managing a Team

2023Tastemaker Conference, Chicago, Illinois – Diversifying Your Revenue Stream

2022Tastemaker Conference, Chicago, Illinois – Getting Your First Cookbook

Wine Bloggers Conference, Presenter, 2016 (Lodi, CA, USA) — Increase Your Audience and Engagement

International Wine Tourism Conference & Workshop, Presenter, 2013 (Zagreb, Croatia) — “The importance of staff training and development for your wine business”

International Wine Tourism Conference & Workshop, Presenter, 2012 (Perugia, Umbria, Italy) – “A Sense of Place: How to leverage your region and place to enhance the customer experience”

Wine Bloggers Conference, Presenter, 2011 (Charlottesville, VA, USA)– “Wine & Food Pairing:  Finding Your Niche”


Please feel free to email me anytime at mary @ vindulge.com