Tri-Cities Wine Festival 2009 Review

On Saturday, November 7, 2009, Roger and I headed over to the 31st Tri-Cities Wine Festival where nearly 100 wineries poured over 300 judged Northwest wines.  It’s amazing how many different grape varietals are now being grown in the area, and the night’s offerings included 40 of them.  Upland Estates Winery won the event’s esteemed Best in Show award for their 2007 Malbec, while Chateau Ste.... read more

Magical Malbec – Barrel Tasting at Lantz Cellars

I am a big Malbec fan, a huge Washington Malbec fan and an even bigger fan of the 2008 Malbecs that I have had the pleasure to barrel taste in recent months. In September, I had the pleasure of tasting Lantz Cellar’s 08 Malbec and it was amazing. Since then, I have been telling people to buy it as soon as it becomes available in the spring, because it is sure to sell out in a hurry. Anyone I saw... read more

Cabernet Classic Review: Wine benefit for CocA

The first Cabernet Classic organized by Seattle Uncorked wine club is in the history books.  The Cabernet Classic, a benefit for Center for Contemporary Art (CoCA), was held at the Shilshole Bay Beach Club on October 28.   37 wineries were pouring over 70 wines, nearly all wines poured were Washington wines. My initial tasting strategy was to sip from wineries that have been on my radar lately,... read more

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