2017 Wine Bloggers Conference

2017 Wine Bloggers Conference

Ads for the Northwest Wine Academy keep appearing as though someone is sending me a personal message. I call the number listed and speak with the head of the program, Regina Daigneault, and inquire, “I hear you offer food and wine pairing classes?” The response is a...
Change a Life – Enjoy Some Beer and Wine!

Change a Life – Enjoy Some Beer and Wine!

Today I write on behalf of our beloved founder of Washington State Wine and Beer, Bean Fairbanks, who is probably going to be totally embarrassed over this post. I’ll ask for forgiveness later. Just remember, this is coming from good intentions! Bean, an impassioned...
Events to Watch for in 2015

Events to Watch for in 2015

With 2015 well underway, it’s time to start planning for things to come! The best way to plan for the future is to look to the past. So, let’s take a quick look back at some of the event highlights from 2014 and start saving some dates for 2015. Seattle Wine and Food...

How to Pair Food with Wine and Beer

Tonight reminds me of the feeling I used to get the night before Christmas. A sense of excitement and enthusiasm combined with a lack of patience, eager for the next morning to come. Why? Because tomorrow Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg are going to give the keynote...
It’s Time to Celebrate Merlot Again

It’s Time to Celebrate Merlot Again

Ten years ago a certain movie made drinking Merlot uncool. Today, Merlot is regaining its former status as a noble grape. One of the Washington wineries championing the revival of Merlot is Woodinville based EFESTE. This coming weekend, you can join the EFESTE family...

Sexy Syrah 2012 Review

If you think you’re too sexy for purple teeth, then read no further because today we’re reviewing the 2012 Sexy Syrah event that took place at Salty’s last week where purple teeth reigned supreme. Although this has long been a favorite event of the Wine and Beer of...

Delight in the Aromatic Descriptors of Wine

While visiting the Foundry Vineyards tasting room in Walla Walla last weekend, a special opportunity was brought to my attention. An Introductory Olfaction Seminar with expert Alexandre Schmitt of Wine & Flavors is being offered for the first time in Washington....