Which Washington wines will pair with Taste of Thai?

This Wednesday*, September 29th, Feast and Tweet kicks off with a Taste of Thai. Wine may not be the first thing you think of when you think of Thai food but you might be surprised how some great some Washington wines pair with spicy Thai. Feast and Tweet is an opportunity to try some of those pairings. Feast and Tweet is a celebration of food, wine and friendship. It is an excuse to eat great food on a... read more

Rosé, its not just for summer time

Fruity and lighter in color and body, rosé wines are usually delegated to summer time.  Being so versatile and food friendly, a rosé might make an appearance at the Thanksgiving table but usually you don’t see a rosé until the lawn furniture comes out of storage.  That is a shame because Washington rosé can be so affordable and food friendly. One of my favorite conversations at last... read more

Best of Washington Wineries Award Winners

King 5 Evening news just announced the winners of the Best of Washington Wineries. Congratulations to Alexandria Nicole Cellars for winning first place in the Best of Washington Wineries 2009 contest. Almost 200,000 votes were cast by the community to select their favorite Washington winery. The winners of the 2009 Best of Washington Winery contest were: Alexandria Nicole Cellars Columbia... read more

Gusto! Taste the Best Northwest Food, Wine, and Microbrews

The Everett Community College Foundation has extended the deadline to get a great deal on tickets for Gusto! Oct. 2 at the Comcast Arena in Everett. Buy tickets to the celebration of the best of Northwest food, wine and microbrews by Sept. 25 and save $5 off the $40 per person ticket price with the code EDUCATE. To purchase tickets, call the Comcast Arena Everett box office at 1-866-332-8499 or buy... read more

Silver Lake 2008 Rosa Riesling for Summer Sipping

Sipping  Silver Lake Riesling in the yard, at the end of a hot and sunny day. This sweet Silver Lake Winery Riesling was the ideal accompaniment to the luscious strawberries fresh from my garden. I am not usually that fond of sweeter wines,  but this was a perfect night for this wine. I was grilling some spicy sausage and veggies on the BBQ when I glimpsed the red ripe strawberries in the side... read more

Silver Lake 2006 Reserve Zinfandel for BBQ

This Zinfandel is big but not too big to be a great pairing partner for your next BBQ. Silver Lake Winery Zinfandel is actually a 89% Zinfandel- 11% Syrah blend from the Roza Hills Vinyard in the RattleSnake Hills apellation. It is a lovely black raspberry color, lighter than most zinfandels with great clarity.  The aroma is big and fruity with lots of cherry and a touch of cassis on the nose. It has... read more