Apr 7, 2016
I had the great pleasure last weekend to attend Taste Washington 2016. My assignment, to cover white wine varieties, was definitely a challenge given there were more than 225 wineries represented at the Grand Tasting. Some of my old favorites maintained their excellent wine making and some new wineries to me that really stood out in their specific specialties. Before going into more detail about my...
Apr 4, 2016
Taste Washington’s Grand Tasting 2016 provided the showcase for Washington state to show off her talents this weekend. The Taste Washington Grand Tasting highlighted Washington’s glorious agriculture and her people’s expertise and creativity in food, wine, beer, spirits and organization. Although I certainly found some things that were more to my personal flavor profile than others,...
Mar 18, 2016
Taste Washington is the premier wine and food extravaganza of the year, highlighting the best Washington has to offer. Taste Washington has something to offer for everyone from those that want to get down and dirty with their food to those that prefer to keep their manicures clean and matching their stilettos and cocktail dress. From educational events to parties to field trips to tastings, Taste...
Jan 5, 2016
Hogue Cellars Gewürztraminer is a great bargain Washington wine.Washington isn’t known for its wine bargains, but here is a delicious, well made Washington white wine for only $10!
Intensely aromatic, my nose wants to linger inside the glass to really enjoy the bouquet of lychee, grapefruit and summer roses. This fruity Gewurtraminer is teases you on the tip of the tongue with its lychee sweetness...
Dec 29, 2015
As the winter weather drives us into the kitchen seeking refuge from the cold, it’s a good time to find comfort in new cookbooks. One of the books providing an escape to lighter, brighter places is Kitchen Gypsy, Recipes and Stories from a Lifelong Romance with Food by Joanne Weir.
If you love wine and food pairing, make sure you’re familiar with Joanne Weir. I’ve long treasured my well-worn...