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A Day at Vin du Lac

With over 700 wineries to choose from in Washington, how does any one winery compete in an increasingly competitive market?For me the answer lies in producing a diverse range of quality wine with an attention to pairing to excellent food. To this, add great service and attention to marketing the winery’s unique history and experience. I look for a winery that offers not just a beverage in a glass but... read more

Washington does #CabernetDay

The second international #Cabernetday is just around the corner on September 1, 2011. People from all around the world will be drinking and talking about Cabernet wines. Initiated by Rick Bakas, International Cabernet Day utilizes the power and scope of social media to educate and excite about Cabernet around the world.  According to the SF International Travel Examiner: People worldwide, in person and... read more

Eating and Drinking at Wine Rocks 2011

This year’s Wine Rocks moved to the Georgetown Ballroom. Initially disappointed that Wine Rocks Seattle wasn’t returning to the Hard Rock Cafe, I applauded the move. A great venue, the Georgetown Ballroom is in a  historic and  beautifully restored building that originally housed the Mission Theater, which opened in the 1920s. The Georgetown Ballroom’s outdoor courtyard was a big... read more

Celebrating Cab Franc and Vivian

Cabernet Franc is well respected as a blending varietal but it is gaining popularity as star in its own right. Although Cab Franc wines can have a distinctive bell pepper aroma and vegetal characteristics, Washington Cab Franc tends to be fruit forward. Washington Cab Franc wines are less likely to display those vegetal characteristics especially if the yields are kept low in the vineyard.I have a soft... read more

#WAWine Rockin’ Tweet up

Wine Rocks joined in the national #WAWine event on June 3rd in its own inimitable style. Hosted by Tera Shimada & Jess Affolter of Sixth Avenue Wine Sellers, this tweet up featured some of the outstanding winners of the Seattle Wine Awards. I was lucky to try a few of these wines.  One that I had not tried before was the 2007 Grand Reve Vintners Collaboration III Series Syrah.  This wine had the deep... read more
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