Category Results for: Red Wine

 

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 […]

Filed under: American Wine, Five-Star Quality Wines, Red Wine, Washington State Wine, Wines Over $25 |

 

Challenging Wine Pairing: Braised Beef Short Ribs

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Recently, a recipe for braised beef short ribs caught my eye. It sounded delicious, and I thought it would make for a good challenging wine pairing dinner. The Wine Peeps like just about any cut of beef, so I’m always looking for beef recipes that we haven’t already tried. Even better—this was a simple preparation […]

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

 

2009 Watermill Winery Merlot

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Watermill Winery is located in Milton-Freewater, Oregon, in the heart of the Walla Walla Valley AVA just 10 miles from downtown Walla Walla, Washington. The Brown family, a third generation apple-growing family and the owners of Blue Mountain Cider, founded Watermill in 2005. Rich Funk of Saviah Cellars initially oversaw the winemaking operations until Andrew […]

Filed under: American Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Merlot, Oregon Wine, Red Wine, Washington State Wine, Wines Under $25 |

 

Current Releases from Rasa Vineyards [Wow! Alert]

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Founded in 2007 by brothers Pinto and Billo Naravane, Rasa Vineyards is a bona fide Washington wine superstar. Their beautiful winery is located south of downtown Walla Walla near the Washington/Oregon state line. Billo serves as winemaker and Pinto as managing partner, but the brothers collaborate on every aspect of the business. They both have […]

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

 

A Wine for Tonight: 2011 Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Syrah

Wednesday, December 11th, 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 2011 Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Syrah from the Columbia Valley of Washington State. Our selection criteria include: A very good […]

Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, American Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Red Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Washington State Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Challenging Wine Pairing: Deep Fried Turkey

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

It’s that wonderful time of year! The holidays are upon us. The lights and decorations are up, the stores are bustling, and Christmas music fills the air in our cars, homes, and stores. And, soon, the relatives will be coming to town to celebrate. So, for this challenging wine pairing, we decided to go beyond […]

Filed under: American Wine, Challenging Wine Pairing, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Food & Wine, New Mexico Wine, Oregon Wine, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Sparkling Wine, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Digging into the Cellar for an Amazing Wine Pairing Dinner

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

There are as many different types of wine parties as there are wines. Through the years, we have hosted numerous wine parties. Regular readers are familiar with our regular Wine Tasting Dinners and have probably read about our Digging into the Cellar Parties, Tasting Groups, and Open That Bottle Nights. Recently, we had the opportunity […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dessert Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Food & Wine, Gewurztraminer, Merlot, Oregon Wine, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Riesling, Sparkling Wine, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wine Tasting Dinners, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Current Releases from Andrew Will Winery

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Chris Camarda made his first wines in the basement of his mother’s house on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle, Washington. After spending 20 years in the restaurant industry, Chris had developed a good palate and decided to try his hand at winemaking. He founded Andrew Will Winery in 1989 and named it for his son […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Red Wine, Washington State Wine, Wines Over $25 |

 

New Releases from Avennia Winery

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

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, Red Wine, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz/Syrah, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wines Over $25 |

 

Barolo: One of the Great Red Wines of the World

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

For many years, I’ve heard Barolo referred to as the “King of Wines”; but when I looked at a glass of Barolo, it looked like a wimpy wine because it was light red in color and somewhat transparent. Consequently, I had a hard time getting excited about it, especially when I looked at the price […]

Filed under: Italian Wine, Nebbiolo, Red Wine, Wine Travel, Wines Over $25 |