Category Results for: Wine Tasting Dinners

 

Wine Tasting Dinner: 2008 Washington Bordeaux-Style Red Blends [Wow! Alert]

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Washington State produces many excellent wines from many different grape varieties. There is much debate as to which red wine Washington does best. Some say Syrah, others Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon, and others red Bordeaux-style blends. This month’s wine tasting dinner featured Bordeaux-style red blends from Washington State, all from the 2008 vintage. It was […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: Washington Rhone-Style Red Blends

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

The Rhone Valley in France is divided into two parts, appropriately referred to as the northern Rhone and the southern Rhone. While the northern Rhone produces mostly single varietal wines, the southern Rhone is known for producing blends. The most famous AOC in the southern Rhone is Chateauneuf-du-Pape, which is well known for its Grenache-based […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: Champagne

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

The holidays always get me in the mood for sparkling wine. On Friday evening, we decided to get a jumpstart on the holiday season by featuring Champagne in our 101st wine tasting dinner. Champagne is the most well-known sparkling wine in the world, and it can only be called Champagne if it is produced in […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner #100: 2008 Washington Merlot

Monday, October 31st, 2011

On Friday evening, we hosted our 100th wine tasting dinner. Early on in our wine journey when we found what we thought was a good wine while visiting a winery, we would buy a case and take it home. Too often the wine did not taste nearly as good at home as it had in […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: Washington Viognier

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Friday was the official first day of fall. However, it was more beautiful and sunny here in Seattle than most days this summer. It was a perfect night to gather with friends to enjoy a fabulous meal and good wines for one of our monthly wine tasting dinners. This month’s dinner featured Washington Viognier, a […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: Washington Chardonnay

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Summer has finally arrived in Seattle. When the sun is shining, we tend to turn our attention to white wines. Last Friday, we hosted our 98th wine tasting dinner and featured Washington Chardonnay. While we have had tasting dinners that featured Washington Chardonnay in the past, we realized that we had been remiss in having […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: Washington Rosé for Summer

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

This month’s wine tasting dinner featured six rosé wines from Washington State. It was another fabulous evening of good wine, the company of wonderful friends, and LaGayle’s (Mom’s) excellent food. The wines paired extremely well with our dinner of vichyssoise, crab Louie salad, grilled prawns, grilled vegetables, rice pilaf, and peach and strawberry salad for […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: 2007 Washington Red Blends

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

This month’s wine tasting dinner featured red blends from the 2007 vintage from Washington State. It was another fabulous evening of great wines, the company of wonderful friends, and LaGayle’s (Mom’s) excellent food. All six wines paired extremely well with our dinner of tomato basil soup, arugula peach salad, grilled steaks, sautéed mushrooms, cilantro lime […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: 2007 Washington Cabernet Sauvignon

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Washington State Cabernet Sauvignons are among the best in the world, and they are much better values (higher QPR) than most Cabs in other wine regions of the world. Last Friday evening, we tasted six Cabernet Sauvignons from the 2007 vintage from Washington State in our monthly wine tasting dinner. It was another fabulous evening […]

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Fielding Hills Merlot Vertical Tasting

Monday, April 18th, 2011

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, […]

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