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Vegetarian Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

For the last couple of years, Wine Beer Washington has written about traditional Thanksgiving food and wine pairings. One of our writers recently came across a recipe for a Butternut version of Turduckhen and posted it on her Facebook page. The recipe looked tasty and it inspired me to try it as the centerpiece for a post on wine pairing for a vegetarian Thanksgiving. It is is challenging to select a... read more

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

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

Sexy Syrah 2012 Review

If you think you’re too sexy for purple teeth, then read no further because today we’re reviewing the 2012 Sexy Syrah event that took place at Salty’s last week where purple teeth reigned supreme. Although this has long been a favorite event of the Wine and Beer of Washington crew, I somehow hadn’t made it to the event until now. Clearly I’ve been missing out, particularly since Syrah is one of... read more
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