Win FREE tickets to Merlot Gone Mad!

Go a little crazy with almost 50 Washington wineries at Merlot Gone Mad! Win free tickets for two to Merlot Gone Mad on May 2, 3-6pm at the Tulalip Casino. Washington State is ideally suited to grow Merlot grapes and we have wine makers here that know how to treat...

Forget March Madness, Lets talk Merlot Madness

The Massive Merlot virtual tasting, #WAMerlot,  took place just last night but already some of us are planning our next Washington Merlot fix. Merlot Gone Mad to the rescue! On Sunday, May 2, 2010 3:00pm – 6:00pm at the Tulalip Resort Casino Over 50 wineries...

Washington Merlot Deals, Discounts and Doings

On March 25th, wine lovers across the nation are taking back Merlot and celebrating Washington Wine Month with a MASSIVE Merlot tasting. Between 5-7pm PST, people will be drinking Washington state Merlot in wine bars, restaurants, tasting rooms and their own living...

Celebrate Washington Wine Month at The Local Vine 3/25

The Local Vine is pleased to announce TWO great Washington wine tasting opportunities on  Thursday night, 3/25/10.  Please join us as we taste wines with Chad Johnson, wine maker from Winery of the Year Dusted Valley Vintners and participate in the national Tweetup...

Massive Merlot Tasting March 25

Join wine makers, wine retailers and wine lovers as they drink to Washington Merlot on March 25th! Once upon a time, Merlot was a popular wine in its native France and here in the US. Unfortunately, Merlot has become much maligned in recent years, thanks to the movie...

Gamache Vintners 2006 Boulder Red

If you are looking for a food friendly red table wine, Gamache Vintners Boulder Red is a great one to include in your stash. The grapes for this brilliant garnet red blend come from the Columbia Valley. The nose on this fruit forward wine offers aromas of raspberry,...

Icicle Ridge 2007 Merlot

This Washington state Merlot, from Icicle Ridge Winery, is a pleasing deep garnet color. My plans to visit Icicle Ridge Winery over the weekend fell through, so I opened a bottle of the Icicle Ridge 2007 Merlot to ease my sorrows. The aromas of this wine tantalize...