Category Results for: Red Wine

 

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 |

 

A Wine for Tonight: 2011 Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto d’Acqui

Wednesday, May 29th, 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 Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto d’Acqui from the Piedmont region of Italy. Our selection criteria include: A very good Quality rating […]

Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, Dessert Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Italian Wine, Lesser Known Varietals, Red Wine, Sparkling Wine, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $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 […]

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

 

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 |

 

Another Chilean Wine to Try: 2010 Apaltagua Signature Cabernet Sauvignon

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

During my media trip to Chile last fall, I had the opportunity to visit many of Chile’s wine regions, meet many of the movers and shakers in the Chilean wine industry, and taste many of their wines.  Since returning home, I have continued to explore the wines of Chile. Recently, I had the opportunity to […]

Filed under: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chilean Wine, Red Wine, Wines Over $25 |

 

Rodney Strong Vineyards: Sonoma County Wines

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Rodney Strong founded Rodney Strong Vineyards, located in Healdsburg, California, in 1959. Current owner Tom Klein and the Klein family purchased the winery in 1989. Head winemaker Rick Sayre has been with the winery since 1979. Rodney Strong sustainably farms thirteen estate vineyards in Sonoma County. Recently, we had the opportunity to taste the 2010 […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, California Wine, Chardonnay, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Red Wine, White Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Kim Crawford: 2012 Sauvignon Blanc and 2011 Pinot Noir

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Kim Crawford Wines, located in New Zealand, was founded in 1996 by owner/winemaker Kim Crawford and his wife Erica. In the beginning, Kim Crawford Wines was one of New Zealand’s first “virtual wineries.” They sourced their grapes from growers across New Zealand, made the wine at other wineries, and managed their sales and marketing from […]

Filed under: Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, New Zealand Wine, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Sauvignon Blanc, White Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Taste Washington 2013: Highlights from Seattle’s Wine & Food Weekend

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

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. For the second year in a row, the event spanned two days with Seminars offered each morning followed by the Grand […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Mourvedre, Red Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Washington State Wine, Wine Activities/Events |