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...
Jul 11, 2011
Food lovers rejoice! Beer and Wine can elevate food into a higher plane of deliciousness when the pairing is right. Although wine is well known for the ability to transform the dining experience, many believe that beer is an even better pairing. This Thursday you can decide
for yourself when you dine with Black Raven Brewing and EFESTÉ at Italianissimo.
Five Beers from Black Raven Brewing
Five Wines from...
Jul 8, 2011
The annual Debuts and Discoveries, produced by Seattle Uncorked, is a great opportunity to taste wines side by side from some of Washington’s newest wineries. Four of the contributing writers to the Wine Beer Washington Blog attended the event and three of us were on the judging panel. We all have slightly different palates and preferences, so all had our own favorites, but a number of wines really...
Jul 1, 2011
It’s hard to go wrong when you are greeted at an event with a glass of bubbles. Upon arriving at the El Gaucho Bellevue’s Pour on the Plaza on June 25th to benefit the Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club, I was welcomed to the event and handed a glass of Domaine Ste Michelle Blanc de Blanc.
I admit to initial disappointment that Pour in the Plaza was moved partially indoors as the sun was making...
Apr 30, 2011
Spring is the time for the new wine releases, expect new wines almost every weekend from your favorite Woodinville Wineries. This Saturday sample the latest releases at Cuillin Hills and EFESTE.
Cuillin Hills Winery
Cuillin Hills Winery has a special release this weekend. Best known for their Rhone style wines and Bordeaux blends, Cuillin Hills is releasing their first Cabernet Sauvignon. Only 48 cases...