Category Results for: American Wine

 

Buty Winery: Making Beautiful Wines in Walla Walla

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Founded in 2000 by Nina Buty and Caleb Foster, Buty Winery has become one of the most highly regarded wineries in Washington State. While Caleb has gone on to other ventures, Nina continues to run the winery. She works closely with winemaker Chris Dowsett and consulting winemaker Zelma Long. Chris gained valuable winemaking experience in […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Red Wine, Semillon, Shiraz/Syrah, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wines Over $25 |

 

Challenging Wine Pairing: Lobster Casserole

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Recently, we hosted a party for close family friends prior to their move to Maine, and the theme was all things Maine…lobster, corn on the cob, blueberries, whoopie pies, and so forth. The children even enjoyed a fun game of pin the tail on the lobster. The “Maine” dish was lobster casserole bites. After having […]

Filed under: American Wine, California Wine, Challenging Wine Pairing, Chardonnay, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Food & Wine, Sparkling Wine, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Long Shadows Vintners: 2012 Poet’s Leap, 2009 Saggi, 2009 Chester-Kidder

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Founded by Washington wine pioneer Allen Shoup, Long Shadows Vintners is a collection of ultra-premium wineries comprised of internationally acclaimed winemakers from the major wine regions of the world. Each winemaker is a partner in a unique winery dedicated to producing a single Columbia Valley wine representing a “best of type” that reflects the winemaker’s […]

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling: Something for Everyone

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Riesling has become known as Washington State’s signature white variety. Washington is the largest Riesling producing state in the United States. And, Washington State’s own Chateau Ste. Michelle is the largest Riesling producer in the world. Chateau Ste. Michelle is Washington State’s founding winery with its roots dating back to the repeal of Prohibition. In […]

Filed under: American Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Riesling, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wines Under $10, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

House Wine: Weeknight Food & Wine Pairing Made Easy

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Charles Smith of K Vintners founded Magnificent Wine Company in 2004. In the fall of 2006, a majority of Magnificent Wine Company was sold to Washington State-based Precept Brands. Magnificent’s flagship brand is House Wine, originally just offering two wines, a red Cabernet blend and a white Chardonnay blend. Since then, the House Wine line […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Moscato/Muscat, Red Wine, Sauvignon Blanc, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Current Releases from Fielding Hills, 2010 Vintage [Wow! Alert]

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Fielding Hills Winery, a small, family-owned winery in Wenatchee, is one of the top wineries in Washington State. Owner/winemaker Mike Wade and his wife Karen are longtime apple and cherry growers who have turned a middle portion of their orchard near Mattawa into a vineyard. Their RiverBend Vineyard, planted in 1998, is in the Wahluke […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Five-Star Quality Wines, Merlot, Red Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Washington State Wine, Wines Over $25 |

 

Wine Tasting Dinner: 2009 Washington Syrah

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Washington Syrah compares favorably with the best in the world. Washington Syrah generally falls somewhere in between the jammy Shiraz of Australia and the more austere Syrah of the northern Rhone. It generally has good acidity and tannins. Last Friday, we featured Washington Syrah from the 2009 vintage in our wine tasting dinner. All six […]

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Milbrandt Vineyards: 2012 Traditions Pinot Gris and 2010 The Estates Cab

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Brothers Butch and Jerry Milbrandt planted their first vines in Washington’s Columbia Valley and Wahluke Slope in 1997. Today, Milbrandt Vineyards is comprised of over 2,000 acres of estate vineyards. After selling their grapes to wineries throughout Washington for years, the Milbrandts launched their own winery in 2005. Joshua Maloney, who previously worked for wineries […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris, Red Wine, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Challenging Wine Pairing: Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

It’s always fun planning a challenging wine pairing dinner. I especially enjoy the “challenge” of determining a good wine pairing for a meal in which wine would probably not be the first beverage that comes to mind. This time, I decided to make Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, a Wine Peeps’ family favorite. Along with the sandwiches, […]

Filed under: American Wine, Challenging Wine Pairing, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Food & Wine, Merlot, Red Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Washington State Wine, Wines Over $25 |

 

A Wine for Tonight: 2012 Canoe Ridge Vineyard Expedition Pinot Gris

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? If so, you might want to check out the 2012 Canoe Ridge Vineyard Expedition Pinot Gris from the Horse Heaven Hills of Washington State. Our selection criteria include: A very […]

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