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 5, 2014
With the burgeoning growth of wineries throughout Washington State producing some excellent wines, how does one select one winery over another? Price point, quality of the wines, nifty marketing and personal taste are all part of the decision but the best wineries, in my opinion, provide an exceptional wine experience. Talented wine makers, an educated and enthusiastic staff and a well, thought-out...
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...
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...
Jun 8, 2010
June 3rd was a time to celebrate Washington Wine. All over the country; wine lovers gathered around their kitchen tables, in winery tasting rooms or at their favorite wine bar to enjoy Washington wines. The Local Vine invited Small Lot Co-Op to pour wines from their portfolio.
Kana Winery Dark Star 2005 (Rhone red blend)
Lodmell Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Morrison Lane Winery Carmenere 2005