Category Results for: Wines Over $25

 

Wine Tasting Dinner: 2007 Washington Syrah Revisited

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

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: 2007 Washington Cabernet Sauvignon Revisited

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

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. And, the 2007 vintage was one of the best vintages in the history of Washington State. We featured 2007 Washington Cabernet Sauvignon in one of our […]

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Avennia Winery Continues to Impress [Wow! Alert]

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: Deep Fried Turkey

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

It’s that wonderful time of year! The holidays are upon us. The lights and decorations are up, the stores are bustling, and Christmas music fills the air in our cars, homes, and stores. And, soon, the relatives will be coming to town to celebrate. So, for this challenging wine pairing, we decided to go beyond […]

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Digging into the Cellar for an Amazing Wine Pairing Dinner

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

There are as many different types of wine parties as there are wines. Through the years, we have hosted numerous wine parties. Regular readers are familiar with our regular Wine Tasting Dinners and have probably read about our Digging into the Cellar Parties, Tasting Groups, and Open That Bottle Nights. Recently, we had the opportunity […]

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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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