Once upon a time, there was a son with a dream of wine…

I love the story behind a wine maker or brew master. I love to hear about their passion, their dedication and their journey. I like to hear about the aha moments and even the disappointing batches that end up as “Asphalt red”. I am fascinated about the reasons why people choose to invest their future (and their children’s inheritance) into a business that can be as fickle as it can be rewarding.

This blog has many purposes but the official mission is to promote and celebrate the quality beer and wine produced in Washington state, by sharing news, reviews and events. But, I have my own selfish purposes. The first is to help my poor injured brain remember the great beer and wine that I have tried. Second, is to give me an excuse to talk to brew masters and wine makers about their story. That is the reason why we feature a brewery and winery each month, we want to hear and share their story.

We are not the only blogger that loves a good story. Last month, Linda Miller Nicholson, of Salty Seattle told a story that began with:

If I told you that one of the most esteemed wineries in Washington state, rather the United States, was an idea hatched on a cocktail napkin many years ago, wouldn’t that make you love it all the more?

My answer to that question is a resounding YES! She had me hooked. In her post titled Delille Winery: a Rag to Riches tale, Linda tells us a story of how persecution, ingenuity, escape, hard work and family legacy forged the path in creating one of Washington’s most revered wineries. Learn how Greg Lill, with Chris Upchurch and Jay Soloff, wrote out a dream on a cocktail napkin and made it a reality. Take a few minutes out of your busy day to enjoy the story and beautiful photography.

Do you have a story to tell? We would love to hear it. Use our contact form and we can work towards setting up an interview to tell your story.