BLEND  wine, food and friends into a fun and delicious afternoon this Sunday, September 16 from 3-6pm at Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle. BLEND showcases Washington Wine’s best wine varietal: the BLEND! Years of debate and lively discussion surround the topic of which grape is Washington Wine’s “signature” varietal with Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet and/or Riesling... read more

Washington Wine Barrel Auction: Previews and Reviews

Say ‘hello’ to August and the Auction of Washington wines. August 2011, I distinctly remember standing on the grounds of Chateau Ste. Michelle winery,reciting the alphabet.  You would think that as a trained librarian, I could do that in my sleep but before the evening was out, I was having a bit of trouble.  You see, Bean had given me the enormous task of sampling all the wines offered up... read more

Tempranillo and Tapas at Wine World

Recently, Wine World (sponsor) hosted “Tempranillo and Tapas: Washington Style” a panel discussion of Washington Tempranillo wine makers and Tempranillo wine tasting. The wine makers talked about Tempranillo being an ideal food wine. That point was well proven during the winemaker reception, pairing  their Tempranillo wines and delicious appetizers from Tango Restaurant, as well as Lenny... read more

Top Washington Wine Blends

In order to showcase and celebrate top Washington wine blends, Peha Promotions has collaborated with Columbia Hospitality to create the event BLEND. Last year the event made its debut with blending seminars, decadent food, and some amazing Washington wineries. This year, BLEND was modified a bit. Among the changes, blending stations flanked several wineries in lieu of a sit down seminar. Wine World... read more

Seattle Celebrates Tempranillo

The question on many Washington wine drinkers’ lips these days is whether Tempranillo is the next “IT” varietal for Washington State? Syrah and Merlot have had their times in the spotlight and Malbec has been gaining attention. Meanwhile, an increasing number of grape growers, winemakers, and wine drinkers are now excited about Washington Tempranillo. While Tempranillo has long been one of... read more

Woodinville Passport: Plan for Sunday and Beyond

Woodinville Passport 2011 is more than just a weekend, this year Passport extends through May 31, 2011.  Saturday and Sunday are the kick off weekend, featuring food, live music and  some of the best wine deals. Starting our day After we picked up our Passport and wine glasses from Columbia, we took Shona’s advice, from Woodinville Wine Update, to start our Passport experience  with mimosas at... read more

2010 Grape Cup Winner is…

The 2010 Grape Cup pitched the UW Husky alumni wine makers against the WSU Cougar wine makers. Last year,  WSU was victorious in the blind tasting by the judges panel. This year there were two types of judging: People’s Choice for favorite winery and the Referees scoring the best wine of the event. People’s Choice for Favorite Winery The people have spoken and the UW Husky alumni wineries... read more

WBC or Bust begins in Woodinville

After months of planning, research and blogging, the lucky winners of the WBC or Bust Road Trip to Walla Walla Wine Bloggers contest began their journey across Washington state. Bloggers, along with a small group of traditional media and PR professionals, got on the bus from the Renaissance hotel to begin their road trip on Wednesday morning. The journey began in Woodinville with a tour of Chateau Ste... read more

Rosé Revival Results 2010

The sun came out just in time to join the 8th annual Rosé Revival at Ray’s Boathouse. Wine lovers gathered to celebrate rose and summer whites from 34 wineries and to support the Ryther League. We were delighted with the diversity of wines available at this Rosé Revival. Rosé wines have been plagued with a bad reputation of being the Kool-Ade of wines, but many of the roses were nuanced with... read more

Seattle Wine Awards Preview

The Seattle Wine Awards are fast approaching! On Sunday, June 13th, you will have a chance to taste some of the best Northwest wines.  This truly is an exceptional event for the wine consumer, as all the wines poured are award winners selected from over 800 entries. While all the winning wines won’t be officially announced until June 1st, I had the pleasure of attending a preview Tweetup last... read more

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