Support Your Local Winery by Volunteering

There are many advantages to volunteering for your favorite Washington winery.  First, a volunteer gets to experience the joy of meeting other wine enthusiasts with diverse backgrounds and good wine stories.  Second, many of the of the volunteer activities offer a...
Tenth Annual Seattle Beer Week Kicks Off Today

Tenth Annual Seattle Beer Week Kicks Off Today

Seattle celebrates its tenth annual Seattle Beer Week with 10 days filled with BEER!. You will find lots of Seattle beer, beer brewed in Washington and unique beers brewed from the far corners of the world. In addition to all that tasty brew, you will find music, fun,...
We are back!

We are back!

Ugh! We HATE hackers. Although we take a number of preventions to protect our site, there are some really smart hackers out there and after 8 years, we fell prey to the nasty Zeus virus. To protect you from infection, I  had to redirect our domain...
World of Syrah: Flavors and Marketing

World of Syrah: Flavors and Marketing

Although Syrah is grown all over the world, that doesn’t necessarily mean that all of those places make the best Syrah wine! Patrick Comiskey and Doug Frost led The World of Syrah The Kick-off with a lively discourse on Syrah from different parts of the world;...
Taste Washington turns 21

Taste Washington turns 21

Taste Washington, the biggest and best food and wine experience in the Northwest, turns 21 this year!  Over the years, Taste Washington has matured into a series of special wine and food events, culminating in the Grand Tasting weekend. In 2018, Taste Washington...
Taste Washington Wine Month March 2018

Taste Washington Wine Month March 2018

Taste Washington Wine month begins Thursday, March 1, 2018 with a full month of restaurants, retailers, hotels and wineries honoring the award-winning wine of Washington state with special promotions, savings and events. Washington State boasts over 900 wineries,...
What’s the Big Deal About Women in Wine?

What’s the Big Deal About Women in Wine?

It’s the eve of the 2018 Women’s March. Following last year’s Women’s March I made a conscious choice to shine the light on some accomplished women in the wine industry. The question I kept asking was, “Do I have to identify these women in wine as women?” In the back...
California Wine Country Recovery

California Wine Country Recovery

After the catastrophic October fires in California wine country, the hubby and I went to the region expecting to see utter devastation. It turns out we were looking for the wrong thing. It’s hard not to expect the worst when blazing images and reports of destruction...