Jul 17, 2012
The Seattle Wine Awards Grand Wine Tasting is a gold medal experience. After a year off, the Seattle Wine Awards Grand Tasting returns with a revised format Sunday July 22. This year, the award winning wine makers gather at the Rainier Club to present their gold medal award winning wines for you to taste. EVERY wine poured at this premiere event is a DOUBLE Gold or GOLD award winning wine. Spend a summer...
Jun 14, 2012
Are you looking for some great Washington wines for your summer sipping? The tenth annual Rosé Revival was a showcase of Washington wines, featuring both rosé wines and white wines. Twelve judges tasted 60 different wines from 30 different Washington wineries at this annual celebration of rosé wines at Ray’s Boathouse.
It wasn’t easy to narrow down the best Washington rosé and white wines...
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 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...
Oct 31, 2011
Each year, we celebrate Halloween by recalling the wines we sampled this past year that continued to haunt us long after the last sip. This year we are correcting the error of not including beer in the list of Washington beverages that continue to haunt us. The list includes Washington beer and wine from barrel, new releases and the depth of the cellar.
Black Raven La...