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Washington Wine Month 2012

March is Washington Wine Month. All month long, stores, restaurants and wineries will be promoting the quality wines of Washington state. In the past, you have had to have a sharp eye and an ear to the ground to catch the great deals.  This year, you can get all the details in one place, at a new website Washington wine month. The Washington Wine Commission has been gathering information on wine sales,... read more

A Few Seats Left for Taste Washington Seminars

The Taste of Washington Seminars are one of the best deals in town. Attractively priced seminars feature local and national wine experts, wine tasting AND a free lunch! Held the Saturday before the Grand Tasting, the Taste of Washington Seminars are held March 26, 2011 in the Bell Harbor International Conference Center. An industry seminar is held early morning followed by a morning seminar session for... read more

Taste Washington Seminar: Washington’s Icons of Tomorrow Part II of II

This is the second and final post reviewing Taste Washington’s seminar, Washington’s Icons of Tomorrow. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at comments made by the panel as they tasted the wines of Gramercy Cellars, Grand Rêve Vintners, EFESTE, Woodward Canyon Winery, Côte Bonneville, and Col Solare. The tasting began with Gramercy Cellars 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon ($45). The panel characterized... read more

Taste Washington Seminar: Washington’s Icons of Tomorrow, Part I of II

In this seminar, part of the Taste Washington Education Day, wines from Col Solare, Cote Bonneville, EFESTE, Gramercy Cellars, Grand Reve Vintners, and Woodward  Canyon Winery were tasted by a panel of wine experts comprised of Doug Frost, Joshua Greene, and Michael Teer. Bruce Schoenfeld of Travel and Leisure moderated and provided comic relief in a sometimes serious discussion regarding whether these... read more

Where in the Wine Beer World is Ebony? Vol. 1

Actually asking Where in the Wine Beer World is Ebony question is a bit of a misnomer. We will give you a  big hint, on this blog the World is usually confined to Washington state! Lately we have had a lot of people approach us wanting to take pictures of Ebony. Inspired by WinePress Northwest’s Where in Northwest Wine Country, we wanted to utilize Ebony’s popularity to help our readers learn... read more

Six Surprises at Taste Washington Grand Tasting

With over 200 wineries in Taste Washington participating, pouring an average of 3-4 wines, there are more wines than a single person could cover. We had three people covering the Taste Washington event and we STILL couldn’t cover all of the food, wine, cider and even beer at this Washington showcase. Over the next week or so we will be posting about our various experiences at the Taste Washington... read more

Taste Washington Seminar: Food and Wine Pairing with Tom Douglas

I am one of the lucky people who got to listen to Tom Douglas, Stephanie Izard, Leslie Sbrocco, Dawn Smith, and Michael Teer discuss the challenges of food and wine pairing at one of the Taste Washington seminars in Seattle on March 27th. Who are these experts? We all know Tom Douglas from his restaurant empire here in Seattle including Etta’s, Dahlia Lounge, Serious Pie, Palace Kitchen, and Lola.... read more

Taste Washington TV-Walter Dacon Wine News

New this year at Taste Washington was a live web cast that included interviews with Washington winemakers during the Grand Tasting on Sunday, March 28th.   Yashar Shayan did a great job quickly recruiting wine bloggers and Twitteristas to be the interviewers.  The selected interviewers then recruited winemakers from a list of wineries and restaurants with a  Twitter presence. Knowing the easy-going,... read more

Taste Washington Seminar Update!

Are you like me? Kicking yourself that you didn’t get your ticket in time for Food and Wine Pairing  with Tom Douglas Taste Washington Seminar? That seminar sold out fast but we have good news! You can watch the seminar from your couch here in Washington or in Houston. The Washington Wine Commission will be live streaming the Food and Wine Pairing seminar at 10:45 on March 26 and you can watch it... read more

Dusted Valley Vintners 2007 Stained Tooth Syrah

The hard working folks at Dusted Valley Vintners have been bestowed the honor of “Washington Winery of the Year” by Wine Press Northwest. Doesn’t it make you feel great when nice people who consistently produce great product receive well deserved recognition? Not only did they earn it, they shared their appreciation by hosting an event at their Woodinville tasting room on Saturday, March 20th to... read more

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