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Covington Cellars: Featured Winery 1/10

The New Year is a time to start new things and they are taking that to heart at Covington Cellars Winery! Covington Cellars is ushering in the new year with a new brand, a newly renovated tasting room, a new chef and new babies! All of this is in addition to the Covington Cellar award winning wines that their loyal customers have come to love over the years. Cindy and David Lawson are the proud owners of... 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

Alexandria Nicole Cellars 07 Merlot

Deep burgundy in color, the nose on this Alexandria Nicole Cellars 07 Merlot is subtle cherry, dried plum, tobacco, beef jerky and hint of smoke on the nose. On the palate, the fruit of this Washington Merlot is subtle, appearing predominantly as tart cherry and that is more prevalent on the lingering finish. Mid palate is smoke, spice and assertive tannins. The strong acidity and tannins beg me to pair... read more

Haunted by Exceptional Washington Wines

Some wines haunt us, they linger in our conscious even months after the bottle has emptied. In honor of Halloween and the some of the amazing Washington wines that I have sampled this year, here is a list of wines that have haunted me. Des Voigne Cellars 2007 Montreux Syrah During the September Woodinville Warehouse Wine Walk, Darren was filtering the 07 Montreux Syrah in preparation for bottling.... read more

American Lamb Jam Review 2009

If you love lamb the way that I love lamb, I hope that you were at the first annual American Lamb Jam Seattle! Dine Around Seattle Chefs created succulent lamb dishes to pair with award winning Washington wines, to support the Fare Start organization.  The American Lamb Board sponsored this event, as well as the upcoming Dine Around Seattle for November 09. Chef and wine pairings Monsoon East paired Pho... read more

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