Apr 18, 2012
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...
Oct 20, 2011
Cabernet Classic returns on October 26th. The third annual Cabernet Classic celebrates the diversity and deliciousness of Washington Cabernet. Come taste Cabernet and Cabernet based blends from over 34 different wineries.New this year is the inclusion of some international Cabernet wines. Learn more about the unique style of Washington Cabernet by comparing and contrasting with Cabernet wines from around...
Aug 25, 2011
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...
Aug 24, 2011
This not about Washington wine but the universal pairing of friends and wine. Wine is a memory maker, elevating peak experiences into an indelible image that imprints itself onto one’s soul. Being friends with Gil Rieben was a peak experience and the wine we shared over the years served as the ink,writing our tale of friendship.
Wine is a living thing, used in rituals to celebrate life and acknowledge...
Jul 11, 2011
Food lovers rejoice! Beer and Wine can elevate food into a higher plane of deliciousness when the pairing is right. Although wine is well known for the ability to transform the dining experience, many believe that beer is an even better pairing. This Thursday you can decide
for yourself when you dine with Black Raven Brewing and EFESTÉ at Italianissimo.
Five Beers from Black Raven Brewing
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