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...
Nov 25, 2015
For the last couple of years, Wine Beer Washington has written about traditional Thanksgiving food and wine pairings. One of our writers recently came across a recipe for a Butternut version of Turduckhen and posted it on her Facebook page. The recipe looked tasty and it inspired me to try it as the centerpiece for a post on wine pairing for a vegetarian Thanksgiving.
It is is challenging to select a...
Nov 21, 2015
Thanksgiving can be one of the biggest wine food pairing challenges of the year! Thanksgiving is such a feast of diverse tastes and textures that served family style, all at once. It would be nice if one wine would pair with the myriad of dishes spread upon on your table. If that is your goal, go for champagne! Champagne is the default wine pairing for most foods. Trevari Cellars has some of the...
Nov 24, 2014
Under and around the mounds of food on your Thanksgiving table, what will you be offering or bringing to drink? Wine is often the first choice, but it doesn’t have to be the only choice. Just for fun, I whipped up a mock Thanksgiving dinner and put a number of wines and two beers to the taste test for big day.
I cooked up a quick mock Thanksgiving dinner of citrus herb run turkey breast, garlic...
Aug 24, 2011
This not about Washington wine but the universal pairing of friends and wine. Wine is a memory maker, elevating peak experiences into an indelible image that imprints itself onto one’s soul. Being friends with Gil Rieben was a peak experience and the wine we shared over the years served as the ink,writing our tale of friendship.
Wine is a living thing, used in rituals to celebrate life and acknowledge...