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Revisiting Kiona Vineyards and Winery

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... read more

Seattle Wine Awards 2010: Celebrating the Old and the New

The Seattle Wine Awards Grand Tasting is the penultimate event of the year to enjoy and celebrate our state’s spectacular and growing wine industry. This was an opportunity to taste the new releases of my favorite wineries as well a chance to try many wines from those vintners that I have yet to visit. In fact 100 winemakers were pouring a vast array of outstanding wines at this Washington wine... read more

Barnard Griffin 2006 Reserve Zinfandel

When Roger and I took our road trip to the Tri Cities Wine Festival, we made a couple of stops along the way. At wineries. One of which was Barnard Griffin, in Richland, Washington. Not many wineries in Washington produce Zinfandel. So when I find one I like, I buy it! Needless to say, I like this one. The Barnard Griffiin 2006 Reserve Zinfandel is claret colored with a clear rim. It releases vanilla and... read more

Woodinville Passport Day 1 Review

With over 40 wineries participating in the Woodinville Passport Weekend, there is a lot to see, do, hear and taste.  Here are some of my highlights to give you ideas for your own passport adventures. Woodinville Wine Country is changing and those changes are reflected in Woodinville Passport. People like the new and shiny so the newer tasting rooms tended to be more crowded than some of the tried and true... read more

Auction of Washington Wines Barrel Picnic 2009

Hi there …just a few notes on last night’s fun Auction of Washington Wines picnic, a fundraiser held at Chateau Ste Michelle for Uncompensated Care at Children’s Orthopedic Hospital and the Washington Wine Education Foundation. I was really impressed by the layout of the Auction of Washington Wines Barrel Picnic. There was great flow between the various fundraising games, food tables and... read more
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