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...
Oct 24, 2011
The 3rd Annual Lamb Jam took place at Bell Harbor Conference Center, Sunday October 23, 2011. Lamb Jam increases in size every year and so does the amazing array of lamb and wine choices.
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In years past, each chef was paired with a wine maker to create a dish that would be a delicious pairing, highlighting the wine...
Oct 19, 2011
Do you find pairing spicy cuisines with wine can prove a challenge sometimes? So do we. Even though we’ve learned a lot at school about food and wine pairing, what sounds good on paper doesn’t always translate to real world success. So when we find a pairing to be a challenge, we simply experiment. In other words, we prepare a dish (or two or three…), and open up a few bottles of wine...