Category Results for: Wine Travel

 

Paso Robles: California’s Emerging Wine Region

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Located along the Central Coast halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Paso Robles is California’s third largest and fastest growing wine region. The town of Paso Robles (“Paso” to the locals) is the heart of Paso Robles wine country. The Paso Robles AVA was established in 1983 and has expanded a couple of times […]

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Attention Wine Bloggers: Win a Road Trip through Washington Wine Country

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

As your link to great QPR wines from Washington State and beyond, we Wine Peeps are thrilled that so many of our fellow wine bloggers will be joining us in Walla Walla this summer for the 2010 Wine Bloggers Conference. Since this will be the first time visiting Washington Wine Country for many of you, […]

Filed under: American Wine, Contest, Washington State Wine, Wine Travel |

 

Book Review: WineTrails of Idaho

Monday, December 14th, 2009

The wine trails guy, Steve Roberts, has done it again, completing his trifecta of Northwest wine guides with this book, WineTrails of Idaho. Earlier this year when I was visiting with Steve about his WineTrails of Oregon book, I asked him what was next and he mentioned this book, so I wasn’t surprised when I […]

Filed under: American Wine, Idaho Wine, Wine Books, Wine Travel |

 

New Discoveries in Woodinville Wine Country

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Woodinville has definitely become a must-visit destination in Washington wine country. Home of the state’s oldest, largest, and most well-known wineries, Chateau Ste. Michelle and Columbia Winery, the Woodinville area is also home to over 40 wineries and tasting rooms, with new ones opening all the time. Woodinville now boasts the second largest concentration of […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Malbec, Merlot, Red Wine, Rose Wine, Sangiovese, Shiraz/Syrah, Vineyards, Viognier, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wine Travel, Wines NOT To Buy (1 & 2 Star), Wines Over $25, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25, Zinfandel |

 

More from Canadian Wine Country

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

As regular Wine Peeps readers know, we recently spent a long weekend in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada, relaxing, visiting family friends, and of course, wine tasting. Kori wrote a nice post recapping our weekend and sharing our thoughts and ratings of the wines that we tasted. LaGayle and I stayed over an […]

Filed under: Cabernet Sauvignon, Canadian Wine, Chardonnay, Dessert Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Merlot, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Riesling, Rose Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, White Wine, Wine Travel, Wines NOT To Buy (1 & 2 Star), Wines Over $25, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |

 

Canadian Wine Country: A Weekend in the Okanagan Valley

Friday, August 14th, 2009

We recently spent a long weekend in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada, relaxing, visiting family friends, and of course, wine tasting. The Okanagan Valley is Canada’s most well-known wine region. Located about 100 miles east of Vancouver, B.C., it is about a six hour drive from Seattle. The Okanagan Valley stretches over 100 […]

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More from WBC: A Day in Napa Valley

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Our day in Napa Valley during the recent Wine Bloggers Conference was worth the price of the conference admission alone. It was the perfect mix of education, tastings, and fun. We started the day at The Culinary Institute of America where we enjoyed two keynote addresses focusing on the future of blogging, social media, and […]

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Weekend in Washington Wine Country: Lake Chelan

Friday, July 17th, 2009

In May, Lake Chelan was established as Washington State’s 11th AVA (American Viticultural Area). Lake Chelan is home to 13 wineries open to the public and 260 vineyard acres. A 3-hour drive east from Seattle, Lake Chelan has been a popular tourist destination for years especially during the summer months when visitors flock there to […]

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Attention Wineries: Shape up your Tasting Room Experience

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Last year, I did a post on tips for visiting wine country which included advice on being friendly and polite and respecting the time of the people working in a tasting room. I would encourage all wine country visitors to review that post before venturing out on the wine trails again this summer. Several months […]

Filed under: General Wine Information, Wine Travel |

 

Weekend in Washington Wine Country: Red Mountain, Tri-Cities, Yakima Valley

Monday, July 6th, 2009

We recently spent a wonderful weekend in Washington wine country. We visited vineyards and wineries on Red Mountain, in the Yakima Valley, and near the Tri-Cities. We met some wonderful people, tasted some great wines, and spent time in some of the state’s best vineyards. On the way from Seattle to our hotel in the […]

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