Category Results for: Washington State Wine

 

Eroica: The “Gold” Standard for Washington Riesling

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Riesling has become known as Washington State’s signature white variety. Washington is the largest Riesling producing state in the United States. And, Washington State’s own Chateau Ste. Michelle is the largest Riesling producer in the world. While Washington Riesling has been around for many years, the big leap forward came in the late 1990’s when […]

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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 […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Roasted Eye of Round with Shallot Sauce

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

While the roasted eye of round roast was the main course for this challenging wine pairing dinner, it was the shallot sauce that added something extra to the meat. Roasted beef can get a little boring if you’re not careful. I love beef, but I do like to see what can be done to give […]

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Good Everyday “Go-To” Wines Under $10

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

LaGayle and I sip a glass or two of wine virtually every evening, either just sitting out on the deck talking and/or as an accompaniment with dinner. Unless we are having guests or it is a special occasion, we like to keep the cost moderate on these everyday wines. Over the years, we have developed […]

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Women of Washington Wine: Karen Wade of Fielding Hills Winery

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Today’s post is part of a series featuring the Women of Washington Wine. In an industry once dominated by men, more and more women are joining the ranks as winery owners, vineyard owners, and winemakers. Being a woman myself, I am fascinated by these women and what they have done and continue to do. Through […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: 2012 Rosé from Around the World

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Summer is the time of year when we turn our attention to rosé wines. In fact, many wineries only make small quantities of rosé wines to be released during the summer months. Rosé is French for “pink” and is used to describe wines of that color. Rosés are generally made from red grapes; however, unlike […]

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A Wine for Tonight: 2012 Anew Riesling

Wednesday, August 21st, 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 2012 Anew Riesling from the Columbia Valley of Washington State. Our selection criteria include: A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 […]

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Red Willow Vineyard: 40 Years and Just Beginning!

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Humble, dedicated, innovative, smart, hard working, ethical, family-oriented, forward thinking…these are some of the words that came to my mind to describe Mike Sauer and the Red Willow Vineyard family as I participated in their 40th anniversary celebration a few weeks ago. While 40 years is not a long time when you compare it to […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Peach Cobbler

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

August is the month to think about peaches!!! The fresh peaches available at this time of year are absolutely unbelievable. And, there are so many ways to enjoy them. A favorite in our family, and I’m sure it goes back to our Texas roots, is peach cobbler. Peach cobbler is a dessert staple in the […]

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