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...
Apr 18, 2012
Who had the sexiest and most seductive Syrah at 2012 Sexy Syrah?
Here is the list of Sexy Syrah Judges’ Picks:
1st – Bunnell Family Cellars 2007 Boushey-McPherson Syrah
2nd – Smasne Cellars 2009 Reserve Syrah
3rd (tie) – Forgeron Cellars 2009 Blacksmith Syrah, Nota Bene Cellars 2009 Ciel du Chevel Syrah, Tapteil Winery 2008 Syrah
1st - Gooseridge Winery 2008...
Apr 11, 2012
This weekend marks the opening of a collection of tasting rooms declared the Kirkland Warehouse District, the name probably taking inspiration from the Woodinville Warehouse Wineries.
When the hubby and I were in Kirkland last month we decided to check things out. As we drove past a strip mall, we came upon what bore a strong resemblance to the office park I worked in right after college. Then there were...
Apr 10, 2012
Got your tickets yet for Sexy Syrah? This popular wine event ALWAYS sells out but there are a few tickets left for the 11th annual Sexy Syrah at Salty’s on Alki on April 11. 2012.
Every year, Seattle Uncorked invites wine makers to come and pour their Syrah to raise funds for Fare Start. Come sample Syrah and Syrah blended wines from 40 different Northwestern wineries.
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...