Category Results for: Red Wine

 

Long Shadows Vintners: 2011 Sequel Syrah [Wow! Alert]

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

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 […]

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

 

New Releases from Fielding Hills, 2011 Vintage

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

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, Merlot, Red Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Washington State Wine, Wines Over $25 |

 

Challenging Wine Pairing: Gnocchi

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

While gnocchi does not receive as much attention as other pastas, potato gnocchi has become popular and frequently appears on restaurant menus. In fact, in the past year, I have enjoyed delicious gnocchi both in Italy and here in Seattle. Since we Wine Peeps enjoy Italian food very much, I decided to prepare a challenging […]

Filed under: American Wine, Challenging Wine Pairing, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Food & Wine, Italian Wine, Red Wine, Rose Wine, Sangiovese, Washington State Wine, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Wine Tasting Dinner: 2007 Washington Syrah Revisited

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

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. The common denominators of our favorite Syrahs from Washington have been deep, dark purple color and luscious […]

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A Wine for Tonight: 2011 Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Vines Zinfandel

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

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 2011 Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Vines Zinfandel from Sonoma County in California. Our selection criteria include: A very good Quality rating […]

Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, California Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Red Wine, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25, Zinfandel |

 

Taste Washington 2014: Highlights from Seattle’s Wine & Food Weekend

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Taste Washington, held in Seattle annually, is the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event. This past weekend brought Washington wine lovers from around the country to Seattle to drink, eat, and be merry. The event spanned two days with Seminars offered each morning followed by the Grand Tasting each afternoon. Hosted by Seattle’s Convention […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Wine, Rose Wine, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wine Activities/Events |

 

Wine Tasting Dinner: 2007 Washington Cabernet Sauvignon Revisited

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Washington State Cabernet Sauvignons are among the best in the world, and they are much better values (higher QPR) than most Cabs in other wine regions of the world. And, the 2007 vintage was one of the best vintages in the history of Washington State. We featured 2007 Washington Cabernet Sauvignon in one of our […]

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Avennia Winery Continues to Impress [Wow! Alert]

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Managing partner Marty Taucher and winemaker/partner Chris Peterson founded Avennia Winery in 2010. Located in Woodinville, Washington, Avennia made an impressive debut with their first releases in the fall of 2012. The winery name was inspired by the Roman name for the city of Avignon and is a nod to Old World winemaking. Winemaker Chris […]

Filed under: American Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Five-Star Quality Wines, Red Wine, Vineyards, Washington State Wine, Wines Over $25 |

 

Walla Walla Wine Visits Seattle 2014

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

The Walla Walla Valley is one of the oldest of Washington State’s 13 AVA’s. Established in 1984, it encompasses over 1,600 vineyard acres. Located within the greater Columbia Valley AVA, the Walla Walla Valley covers the area around the town of Walla Walla, Washington, and also dips across the state-line into Oregon near Milton-Freewater. The […]

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Open That Bottle Night 2014 [Wow! Alert]

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

This year’s Open That Bottle Night was last Saturday, February 22. Open That Bottle Night, created by former Wall Street Journal wine columnists Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher, is the one night a year that we are all encouraged to get out that bottle of wine that is so special that no occasion seems special […]

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