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Taste Washington 2016 White Wine Highlights

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... read more

Pairing Washington Wine with Indian Food

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... read more

8 Washington Wines that Haunt

Halloween is my time to celebrate the Washington wines that have haunted me this past year. These are some the wines that lingered in my memory long after the glass has emptied.  The wines range from barrel tasting to unexpected treasures from a friend’s cellar. Adams Bench 2009 Sangiovese Red Willow VineyardI thoroughly enjoyed the Adams Bench 2006 Sangiovese Ursula at the release... read more

Which Washington wines will pair with Taste of Thai?

This Wednesday*, September 29th, Feast and Tweet kicks off with a Taste of Thai. Wine may not be the first thing you think of when you think of Thai food but you might be surprised how some great some Washington wines pair with spicy Thai. Feast and Tweet is an opportunity to try some of those pairings. Feast and Tweet is a celebration of food, wine and friendship. It is an excuse to eat great food on a... read more

Sunshine and moonbeams illuminate the Kirkland Uncorked wine festival

Kirkland Uncorked summer wine festival launched on a glorious sunny afternoon at downtown Kirkland Marina Park. Featuring Washington wines, local restaurants and a variety of artists, Kirkland Uncorked has two major components. There is the free, all ages Art Promenade and the adult-only Tasting Garden that requires a purchased ticket to enter. The Tasting Garden includes wine tasting, Pyramid beer,... read more
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