Category Results for: Washington State Wine

 

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 […]

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

 

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 |

 

A Wine for Tonight: 2012 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Unoaked Chardonnay

Wednesday, February 19th, 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 2012 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Unoaked Chardonnay from Washington State. Our selection criteria include: A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 […]

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

 

Milbrandt Vineyards: 2012 Ancient Lakes Riesling and 2012 The Estates Viognier

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

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, Riesling, Viognier, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $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 |

 

A Wine for Tonight: 2012 Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewurztraminer

Wednesday, January 29th, 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 2012 Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewurztraminer from the Columbia Valley of Washington State. Our selection criteria include: A very good Quality rating […]

Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, American Wine, Gewurztraminer, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $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 |

 

Michelle Sparkling: New Look, Same Great Bubbly

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Michelle sparkling wines from Washington State launched nationwide this fall. Previously known as Domaine Ste. Michelle, Michelle is a fresh take on their sparkling wines and feature new packaging. Located in Paterson, Washington, Michelle by Domaine Ste. Michelle is the largest producer of sparkling wines in Washington State and one of the largest sparkling wine […]

Filed under: American Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Sparkling Wine, Washington State Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $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 |