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...
Oct 3, 2011
In order to showcase and celebrate top Washington wine blends, Peha Promotions has collaborated with Columbia Hospitality to create the event BLEND. Last year the event made its debut with blending seminars, decadent food, and some amazing Washington wineries.
This year, BLEND was modified a bit. Among the changes, blending stations flanked several wineries in lieu of a sit down seminar. Wine World...
Sep 15, 2011
What do you think of when you think of wine blends? A classic Bordeaux blend? Maybe a proprietary wine blend, reflecting the winemaker? Or a kitchen sink blend of grape left overs? Columbia BLEND is a unique wine event, created to explore the mystery and beauty behind wine blends.
Last year, I used tapestries as an analogy for wine blends. Some people found it a helpful means of comparing single varietal...