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It’s Time to Celebrate Merlot Again

Ten years ago a certain movie made drinking Merlot uncool. Today, Merlot is regaining its former status as a noble grape. One of the Washington wineries championing the revival of Merlot is Woodinville based EFESTE. This coming weekend, you can join the EFESTE family in commemorating the revival of Merlot as a great variety while celebrating the ten year anniversary of the movie, Sideways! Since the... 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

Beer and Wines that Haunt

Each year, we celebrate Halloween by recalling the wines we sampled this past year that continued to haunt us long after the last sip. This year we are correcting the error of not including beer in the list of Washington beverages that continue to haunt us. The list includes Washington beer and wine from barrel, new releases and the depth of the cellar.  Washington Beer Black Raven La... 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

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
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