Mar 21, 2012
Sitting down to a multi course meal with Scott and Vicky Williams of Kiona Vineyards and Winery remains one of my favorite memories from the 2010 Wine Bloggers Conference. The dinner was part of a post-conference excursion that took place on Red Mountain, one of Washington state’s renowned AVAs. After a day of activities, we ended up at Terra Blanca Winery and Estate Vineyards. Member wineries and grape...
Jan 25, 2012
Do you love lamb yet wonder how to prepare it at home? Would you like to have confidence when selecting a wine to match? This Sunday is your chance to learn from two acclaimed Seattle chefs and two amazing Washington winemakers. You’ve seen Bean wax poetic about American Lamb and wine after attending Lamb Jam. Well, consider this a MUCH smaller yet very intimate, scaled down Lamb Jam.
Nov 19, 2011
Recently, Wine World (sponsor) hosted “Tempranillo and Tapas: Washington Style” a panel discussion of Washington Tempranillo wine makers and Tempranillo wine tasting. The wine makers talked about Tempranillo being an ideal food wine. That point was well proven during the winemaker reception, pairing their Tempranillo wines and delicious appetizers from Tango Restaurant, as well as Lenny...
Nov 14, 2011
Wine Spectator is offering a sneak peak at the Top 100 wines of 2011 and Washington is there. Today, they revealed the wines ranking number six through ten. Congratulations to Baer Winery of Woodinville, their Ursa 2008 ranked as the number 6 best wine in the world for 2011.
Harvey Weinstein, editor of the Wine Spectator talks about the Baer Winery Ursa, click to watch his video.
The Ursa 2008 is a red...
Oct 31, 2011
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.
Black Raven La...