Category Results for: Wine Tasting Dinners

 

Wine Tasting Dinner: Washington Malbec

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Malbec was originally one of the six varieties used in red Bordeaux blends along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and occasionally Carmenère. Today, it is only used sparingly in Bordeaux but has really come into its own as a stand-alone varietal in Argentina. In my opinion, Washington State is producing some excellent […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: Washington Cabernet Franc [Wow! Alert]

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Cabernet Franc is generally thought of as the quiet little brother of Cabernet Sauvignon. Some people even refer to it as the “other” Cabernet. However, Cabernet Franc is actually one of the genealogical parents of Cabernet Sauvignon. Originating in Bordeaux, France, Cabernet Sauvignon is a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. Well-known as a […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: More 2007 Washington Syrah

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

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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Wine Tasting Dinner: Sparkling Wine for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

As I’ve said many times before, I absolutely love sparkling wine but do not drink it often enough. However this time of year, I make sure to celebrate with friends and family and enjoy some sparkling wine. We’ve made it a tradition to feature sparkling wine in our December wine tasting dinner. Each December, we […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: 2006 Washington Cabernet Sauvignon

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

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 2006 vintage from Washington State in our monthly wine tasting dinner. It was another fabulous evening […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: 2006 Washington Merlot

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

On Friday evening, we hosted our 88th wine tasting dinner. This month’s dinner featured Washington Merlot from the 2006 vintage. For those of you still avoiding Merlot as a result of watching Sideways, it’s time to give this noble grape another chance. Merlot is a wonderful varietal, and Washington State makes outstanding Merlot. Washington Merlot […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: Washington Semillon

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Well, it seems that fall has already arrived here in Seattle. Even though the official end of summer has not passed, the overcast skies and cooler temperatures tell us that summer is indeed over. Nevertheless, we wanted to have another tasting dinner featuring refreshing white wines before we turn the page on the summer of […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: Washington Sauvignon Blanc

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Sauvignon Blanc has been one of our favorite white varieties for years. Our trip to New Zealand in 2005 solidified that love, and we have a soft spot for Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region of New Zealand. Since that trip, we have made it a point to try Sauvignon Blanc from other countries/regions when […]

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Wine Reviews vs. Wine With Food Reviews

Friday, August 20th, 2010

More than a few times I’ve had someone ask me, which is the ideal setting in which to review a wine, with food or without food? My standard reply is: when do you normally drink wine, with food or without it? For most people, the answer is with food. So the best evaluations of wine […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: Washington White Blends

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

On Friday evening, we hosted our 85th wine tasting dinner. It was a gorgeous, sunny day in Seattle, perfect to enjoy some crisp, cool white wines for summer. This month’s dinner featured white blends from Washington State. All were made with two or more white wine varieties and are labeled as white wine, white blend, […]

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