Category Results for: Shiraz/Syrah

 

Challenging Wine Pairing: Texas BBQ

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Being native Texans, the Wine Peeps love BBQ. Real BBQ, that is! There is a distinct difference between real BBQ and just anything cooked on a grill outside. Hamburgers and hot dogs are not BBQ; neither is roast beef with lots of BBQ sauce slathered on top. Real BBQ is smoked by slow-cooking the meat […]

Filed under: American Wine, Australian Wine, Challenging Wine Pairing, Food & Wine, Oregon Wine, Red Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Wines Over $25, Zinfandel |

 

Kerloo Cellars: Be on the Lookout for their 2010’s

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Ryan and Renee Crane own Kerloo Cellars, located in Walla Walla, Washington. The Cranes relocated from Seattle to Walla Walla to pursue their winemaking dream. Shortly after moving to Walla Walla, Ryan earned an AAAS in Enology and Viticulture from Walla Walla Community College. He gained experience working crush under Marie-Eve Gilla at Forgeron Cellars […]

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

 

Robert Ramsay Cellars Continues to Impress

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

We’ve had our eyes on Robert Ramsay Cellars for quite some time now and have declared it a “Winery to Watch” in the past. With the current releases, Robert Ramsay continues to impress. Robert Ramsay Cellars, located in Woodinville, Washington, is named for winemaker Bob Harris’s great uncle Mason Ramsay. When asked about the name, […]

Filed under: American Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Mourvedre, Red Wine, Rose Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Washington State Wine, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

What’s in the Bag? Kori’s Value Wine Picks at Metropolitan Market

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Metropolitan Market, founded in 1971, is an award-winning grocery store with six locations in the greater Seattle area. They sell more than 1,200 different wines and beers and have recently added spirits as well. Seattle Magazine has recognized Metropolitan Market as the Grocery Store with the Best Selection of Washington Wines three times. Recently, I […]

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Watermill Winery: Great Fruit and Great Wines from the Brown Family

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

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, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Oregon Wine, Red Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Tempranillo, Vineyards, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $25 |

 

Rasa Vineyards: Three Recent Releases from the Naravane Brothers

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Founded in 2007 by brothers Pinto and Billo Naravane, Rasa Vineyards has already become a superstar on the Washington wine scene. Their beautiful winery is located south of downtown Walla Walla near the Washington/Oregon state line. Both Pinto and Billo have engineering and mathematical backgrounds and worked in the computer industry. As for their official […]

Filed under: American Wine, Petit Verdot, Red Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Washington State Wine, Wines Over $25 |

 

Oregon Wine: Outside the Willamette Valley

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

For many, Oregon wine is synonymous with the Willamette Valley. However, there are exciting things happening elsewhere in the state, including the Columbia Gorge, Southern Oregon, and, of course, the Oregon side of the Walla Walla Valley. Today, Oregon boasts over 400 wineries and 16 AVA’s (American Viticultural Areas). With those AVA’s found in both […]

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Chateau Ste. Michelle: Ethos Reserve and Limited Release

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Chateau Ste. Michelle is Washington State’s founding winery with its roots dating back to the repeal of Prohibition. In 1976, Ste. Michelle built a French-style chateau in Woodinville, just northeast of Seattle. While all of Chateau Ste. Michelle’s vineyards are located on the east side of the Cascade Mountains, all of their white wines are […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: 2008 Washington Syrah

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

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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Maison Bleue Winery: Jon Martinez’s Star Continues to Rise

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Maison Bleue, founded by owner/winemaker Jon Martinez in 2008, is located in Prosser, Washington. Martinez changed careers to venture into winemaking, giving up a successful dental practice. He has become a bona fide winemaking star and his Maison Bleue wines have been the buzz of the Washington wine industry the past couple of years. Maison […]

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