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Columbia Crest Grand Estates 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

Each month, Sean Sullivan of the Washington Wine Report, hosts a virtual tasting. Tonight I am tasting January’s selection the Columbia Crest Grand Estates 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon.  It was Columbia...
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Sharing stories of wine dreams

Once upon a time, there was a son with a dream of wine… I love the story behind a wine maker or brew master. I love to hear about their passion, their dedication and their journey. I like to hear...
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Festive and Fun in February with the Exotic Wine Festival

Celebrate Groundhog day with exotic wines from Washington state. Yes, you read that right. Washington has a great diversity of wine grape varietals. Drink Albarino, Cinsault, Mouvedre, Tempranillo and...
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Grapevines, adventure racing & Washington wine

What visions come to mind when you think of wine? Do you think of  romantic dinners or do you think of biking, golf, racing and hiking, even football? We encourage you to think of wine “out of the...
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Belgianfest 2010 Review

The first annual Washington Beer Commission Belgianfest took place this weekend at the Georgetown Studios Engine Room.  Belgianfest featured over 50 Belgian inspired beers crafted by Washington...
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Rosé, its not just for summer time

Fruity and lighter in color and body, rosé wines are usually delegated to summer time.  Being so versatile and food friendly, a rosé might make an appearance at the Thanksgiving table but usually you...
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How does Washington terroir compare to other famous grape regions?

Is wine making art or science? How much does terroir really matter in wine? How do Washington grapes and wines measure up to classic wine regions? Those are the type of questions best pondered over a...
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Tasting rooms: Its your turn now

Recently, Nancy did a great three-part series on winery tasting rooms. Her tasting room series generated a lot of great discussion here on the blog as well as other networks like the Women and Wine...
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Silver City Fat Scotch Ale meets Tempeh

Beer and vegetarian fare may seem like strange bedfellows, but some relationships just work. Recently, I discovered a tempeh and mushroom dish that was so delightful I made it over and over, gathering...
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Belgianfest Weekend 2010 Begins!

The global recession is impacting the availability of Belgian beer in Belgium, but there will be a LOT of Belgian style beer in Seattle this weekend thanks to the Washington Beer...
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