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Celebrating a Kitchen Gypsy with Washington Wine

As the winter weather drives us into the kitchen seeking refuge from the cold, it’s a good time to find comfort in new cookbooks. One of the books providing an escape to lighter, brighter places is Kitchen Gypsy, Recipes and Stories from a Lifelong Romance with Food by Joanne Weir. If you love wine and food pairing, make sure you’re familiar with Joanne Weir. I’ve long treasured my well-worn... read more

Sip and Sit with Santa at EFESTE Winery

Sip delicious Washington wines while you and or your loved ones get your picture with Santa with this year. Whew! Doesn’t that sound much better than driving to the mall and waiting in line for who knows how long with a bunch  of cranky kids? Imagine skipping that parking mess and the lines and sipping some Big Papa instead while contemplating if your right profile is your best side or your left.... read more

Experience EFESTE Winery

With the burgeoning growth of wineries throughout Washington State producing some excellent wines, how does one select one winery over another? Price point, quality of the wines, nifty marketing and personal taste are all part of the decision but the best wineries, in my opinion, provide an exceptional wine experience. Talented wine makers, an educated and enthusiastic staff and a well, thought-out... read more

Crush 2014 at Efeste

Crush at EFESTE Winery As the leaves start to change color and the days rapidly shorten, grape growers across Washington State are harvesting this years grapes for, what promises, to provide a spectacular vintage.  EFESTE Winery put out a call for volunteers to help with their crush, or to be more specific, help sort out the stems and leaves that would adversely effect the flavor of their wines.  As I... read more

Do you have YOUR bottles of Black Raven Unabridged yet?

On Monday, Black Raven Brewing released UNABRIDGED, an eagerly anticipated collaboration brew with Stone Brewing. The Unabridged is a wine barrel aged Saison with sumo mandarin oranges and acacia. The above is an accurate description of this Washington beer but it doesn’t do this delicious saison any justice. Light golden in color, this is a dry and refreshing beer. Traditionally saison were the... read more
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