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Thanksgiving Food and Wine Pairing

Thanksgiving can be one of the biggest wine  food pairing challenges of the year! Thanksgiving is such a feast of diverse tastes and textures that served family style, all at once. It would be nice if one wine would pair with the myriad of dishes spread upon on your table. If that is your goal, go for champagne! Champagne is the default wine pairing for most foods.  Trevari Cellars has some of the... read more

Exotic Wines Festival 2015

Come one, Come all! It is time for Seattle Uncorked’s amazing “Exotic” Wines Festival. Experience the unusual and more unique wines “Under the Big Tent” at Teatro ZinZanni! Enjoy the spectacle of 20 Washington wineries pouring their  more exotic wine varietals and crazy blends in the decadent atmosphere of Teatro ZinZanni. Enjoy a special, secret Teatro ZinZanni... read more

Velvety Syrah Cairdeas 2008

If you love your tannin wrapped in velvet? Cairdeas Syrah is the wine for you! People ask me ask me all the time why I hold on to wine. This is why. This was a good solid wine when it was it was realizes but age has elevated it to some special. The bitter, drying tannin are ensconced in the thin but lushest layer of velvet that makes me want want each sip to linger. Fantastic smokey notes on the noses made... read more

Crush 2014 at Efeste

Crush at EFESTE Winery As the leaves start to change color and the days rapidly shorten, grape growers across Washington State are harvesting this years grapes for, what promises, to provide a spectacular vintage.  EFESTE Winery put out a call for volunteers to help with their crush, or to be more specific, help sort out the stems and leaves that would adversely effect the flavor of their wines.  As I... read more

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
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