Category Results for: Merlot

 

Challenging Wine Pairing: Thai Red Curry Beef

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Thai food is so popular that I wanted to do another Thai dish for a challenging wine pairing. Since our family especially enjoys spicy dishes, I decided to try a red curry dish using strips of sirloin steak in this recipe. Delicious! The menu for this pairing consisted of the Thai red curry beef dish, […]

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Fielding Hills Merlot Vertical Tasting

Monday, April 18th, 2011

For those of you who are not familiar with a vertical tasting, it is a tasting in which you taste different vintages of the same wine from the same winery. We were first “wow”-ed by Fielding Hills in the summer of 2008. Since then, we have visited the winery, tasted all of their new releases, […]

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Obelisco Estate: Red Mountain Vineyard, Woodinville Tasting Room

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Obelisco Estate is a relatively new winery founded by Doug Long, Paul Kaltinick, and Dick Shaw. Together the partners bring over 70 years of grape growing and winemaking experience to the winery. Named for the tall and narrow four-sided obelisks that were carved out of granite by craftsmen as early as 2000 BC, Obelisco Estate […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Red Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Washington State Wine, Wines Over $25 |

 

Taste Washington 2011: Highlights from Washington Wine’s Signature Event

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Hosted annually by the Washington Wine Commission, Taste Washington is dubbed “the ultimate wine experience.” This past weekend brought Washington wine lovers from around the country to Seattle to drink, eat, and be merry. The event is a wine and food lover’s paradise. The festivities kicked off on Friday with the Washington Wine Restaurant Awards, […]

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Taste Washington 2011 Preview

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Washington State ranks second nationally in wine production with over 700 wineries and 40,000 vineyard acres. As I’ve said numerous times before, Washington wines are perfectly positioned to thrive in our current economy. Washington State is producing outstanding wines that consistently deliver great bang for your buck. If you love Washington wine, want to learn […]

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

 

Boudreaux Cellars: Master of Blending Produces More Excellent Wines

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Boudreaux Cellars, located just outside Leavenworth, Washington, was founded by owner/winemaker Rob Newsom in 2001. A Louisiana native, Newsom has lived on the property that is home to both his log home and Boudreaux Cellars since 1981. He began making wine in his garage in 1998 and started building the winery facilities in 2001. Boudreaux […]

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Three Rivers Winery: Good Wines, Great Value, and Gorgeous Setting

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Three Rivers Winery, founded in 1999, is located just west of Walla Walla, Washington. The winery is named for the three most prominent rivers—the Columbia, Snake, and Walla Walla—which feed the vineyards from which it sources grapes. Three Rivers sources fruit from some of the top vineyards in the state including Boushey, Champoux, and Sagemoor, […]

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New Releases from Fielding Hills, 2008 Vintage [Wow! Alert]

Monday, November 1st, 2010

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 […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: 2006 Washington Merlot

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

On Friday evening, we hosted our 88th wine tasting dinner. This month’s dinner featured Washington Merlot from the 2006 vintage. For those of you still avoiding Merlot as a result of watching Sideways, it’s time to give this noble grape another chance. Merlot is a wonderful varietal, and Washington State makes outstanding Merlot. Washington Merlot […]

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Exploring Woodinville Wine Country

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Woodinville has definitely become a must-visit destination in Washington wine country. Home of the state’s oldest, largest, and most well-known wineries, Chateau Ste. Michelle and Columbia Winery, the Woodinville area is also home to over 90 wineries and tasting rooms, with new ones opening all the time. Woodinville now boasts the second largest concentration of […]

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