Aug 2, 2011
A couple of years ago, a bottle of Patterson Cellars Woodslake Due Anni red wine was the “IT” present at a Christmas party. I lost track of how many times that bottle of wine circled the room as people dissatisfied with the wine they had opened, stole the Woodslake Due Anni from someone else. The party gift rules stated bring a wrapped bottle of wine $15 or under and the Due Anni was the star...
Jul 30, 2011
This is a PG -13 rated video of the 2011 Winemaker Olympic Festival Bung Pass, medal round .
Read more about the winners.
Jul 30, 2011
Winery teams battled for the gold at the Winemaker Olympic Festival on July 27th, at the Redhook Brewery Bowl. Previously a triathlon event this year’s festival was four separate competitions working with the tools and techniques of the wine making trade. The setting might have been casual but the competition was fierce! Wineries competed against one another in costumes and camaraderie to support the...
Jul 28, 2011
Spain converges with Washington, under the stewardship of Doug McCrea, in Vina Salida. Vina Salida is a small lot production, focusing on Spanish varietals. It all began with Tempranillo in 2006, when Vina Salida first emerged on the wine market. Haven’t heard of Vina Salida yet? I am not surprised as the initial releases were extremely limited. Only 48 cases were produced from the 2006 and 2007...
Jul 27, 2011
August 12, Myles Anderson will be inducted into the Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame. Myles began as a hobby wine maker with his friend Gordy Venneri, 30 years ago. That hobby evolved into Walla Walla Vintners, opening in 1995.
Dr. Myles Anderson is an accomplished wine educator, as well as wine maker. In 2000, he started the first Enology and Viticulture program at a community college in the...