Nov 6, 2014
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...
Oct 24, 2014
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...
Apr 19, 2012
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...
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...