Category Results for: Red Wine

 

Walla Walla Wine Visits Seattle

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

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 […]

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

 

Wine Tasting Dinner: Red Willow Vineyard Red Wines

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Red Willow Vineyard is one of the top vineyards in Washington State. Located in the northwest corner of the Yakima Valley near Wapato, Washington, Red Willow is a fourth-generation family farm, owned and operated by Mike Sauer and his family. Red Willow has one of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon blocks in the state, planted in […]

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

 

Challenging Wine Pairing: Sweet and Sour Pork

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Sweet and sour pork is a popular dish and one that easily lends itself to a challenging wine pairing given both its sweetness and tartness. The main dish included the pork, green bell peppers, celery, and onion in the sweet and sour sauce that included pineapple, apple cider vinegar, and sugar, as well as other […]

Filed under: American Wine, Challenging Wine Pairing, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Food & Wine, Oregon Wine, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Riesling, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Open That Bottle Night: 1999 Henschke Hill of Grace

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

This year’s Open That Bottle Night was last Saturday, February 23. 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 special occasion seems […]

Filed under: Australian Wine, Red Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Wines Over $25 |

 

Long Shadows Vintners: 2009 Sequel and 2008 Chester-Kidder

Wednesday, February 20th, 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 […]

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

 

Wines of Chile: Final Thoughts on an Amazing Trip

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Over the past few months, I have highlighted some of the people and places I encountered on my media trip to Chile in October. Chile is a long, narrow country that runs 2,600 miles along the southwestern coast of South America between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains. But don’t let its geography fool […]

Filed under: Carmenere, Chardonnay, Chilean Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Moscato/Muscat, Red Wine, Sauvignon Blanc, White Wine, Wine Travel, Wines Under $10, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Dry Creek Vineyard: 2008 Meritage and 2008 Endeavour Cabernet Sauvignon

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Dry Creek Vineyard, founded in 1972 by David Stare, is located in the heart of Dry Creek Valley just outside of Healdsburg, California. Today, Dry Creek Vineyard is run by David’s daughter Kim Stare Wallace and her husband Don. Well-known for their Fumé Blancs and Zinfandels, Dry Creek Vineyard also produces a number of other […]

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

 

Fielding Hills Cabernet Franc Vertical Tasting [Wow! Alert]

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

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, […]

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

 

Wines of Chile: Maule Valley

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

During my media trip to Chile in the fall, I had the pleasure to visit a number of its wineries and vineyards and meet many of the movers and shakers in the Chilean wine industry. I am individually highlighting some of the wine regions we visited including reviews of wines I tasted from those regions. […]

Filed under: Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Chilean Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Lesser Known Varietals, Malbec, Red Wine, Rose Wine, Sauvignon Blanc, White Wine, Wine Travel, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Columbia Crest Winery: New Vintages of Old Favorites

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Columbia Crest, located in Paterson, Washington, has been one of our favorite sources of value wines for many years. In 2011, Juan Munoz Oca took over as head winemaker from Ray Einberger. Einberger had been at the helm since 2002 when he took the reins from Doug Gore who had been the winemaker since Columbia […]

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