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2017 Wine Bloggers Conference

Ads for the Northwest Wine Academy keep appearing as though someone is sending me a personal message. I call the number listed and speak with the head of the program, Regina Daigneault, and inquire, “I hear you offer food and wine pairing classes?” The response is a robust, “Yes, they’re taught by Chef Lenny and he prepares all the food to complement the wine served in class!” Chef Lenny? Could... read more

Whitman Wine Sale Blow Out

Looking for a great deal on wine? Whitman Cellars next Wine Liquidation Sale will be held in Kent, Washington this weekend on Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd. This is what happens when a winery ends up in bankruptcy. How does it work? Sales are open to the public and payments must be made in cash or by major credit or debit card. Eastern Washington customers can still receive prices and... read more

Delight in the Aromatic Descriptors of Wine

While visiting the Foundry Vineyards tasting room in Walla Walla last weekend, a special opportunity was brought to my attention. An Introductory Olfaction Seminar with expert Alexandre Schmitt of Wine & Flavors is being offered for the first time in Washington. Schmitt is a professor at the University of Bordeaux and consultant to some of the world’s most renowned wine brands. If you’ve ever... read more

Glencorrie Wine Tasting AND Bread Baking Demo

When Ronn Coldiron of Glencorrie Winery was in Seattle last fall he stopped by Dish it up! to do a Meet the Winemaker event. He quickly noted that wine is just one of the many alluring facets of the shop. The exhibition kitchen beckoned. He sliced a sample of his crusty baguette for me while explaining how he could do a bread baking demo in the shop the next time he visits. A series of follow up e-mails... read more

What is better than Books, Beer and Wine?

How about AUTOGRAPHED books? Wine World Warehouse is featuring books about Washington Beer and Wine all week. Each day a different Northwest author is in the wine store, signing their books about beer, food and wine. Lisa Morrison, “Beer Goddess” Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest Monday – May 16, 2011 6-8pm It’s all about the beer baby. Lisa writes not only about the craft beer... read more

What Do Wine and Tattoos Have in Common?

Wine and tattoos probably have more in common than most people think. Let’s start with artistry. Sure, it’s easy to figure out that tattoos are an art form. After all a person who applies tattoos is called a “tattoo artist”. Although it’s not spelled out so clearly for the winemaker, how can one refute that winemaking is a craft? Sure, wine starts in the vineyard. And yes, science plays a role in... read more

Save the Walla Walla Wineries!

While driving to Walla Walla for the Wine Bloggers Conference, things along Highway 12 seemed a little different. We were puzzled when we didn’t see the wineries we usually drive by along the way. Curiously, our GPS kept recalculating. It turns out that Highway 12 has been widened and repositioned. As a result, wineries including Reininger Winery, Three Rivers, Cougar Crest Winery, and Skylite Cellars... read more

Ten things to know about Washington (wine)

This weekend 300 wine bloggers descend on the state of Washington, heading to Walla Walla (W2) for the 3rd annual North American Wine Bloggers Conference.  Twelve years ago I moved to the state of Washington.  To insure survival I quickly learned how to pronounce names such as Puyallup, Chehalis, Sequim, and Tekoa.  Five years ago I began learning about wine and Washington wine, in particular.  As a... read more

Fly your Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC) Freak Flag!

Are you on the road this week traveling to Walla Walla for the North American Wine Bloggers Conference?  All of the Wine and Beer of Washington State blog crew are hittin’ the road over the next two days. There is a lot of great beer and wine on the way to Walla Walla and we hope that you are taking the time to explore Washington wine country along the way to the Walla Walla. If you see us, wave!  ... read more

10 last minute tips for Walla Walla Wine Bloggers Conference 2010

Are you headed to the 3rd North American Wine Bloggers’ Conference in Walla Walla this weekend? You are in for a treat, but do you have any idea what you are REALLY getting yourself into? Fantastic Washington wines and interacting with friendly, creative, professional and occasionally kooky Washington wine makers are a given.  Walla Walla Washington is eagerly awaiting your arrival and will be... read more

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