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These Wines Were Made For Walking

April 29th, 2014 · No Comments · Wine

Take a stroll to these local Wine Walks   Issaquah Wine Walk Fri. May 2nd ~ 6:00 – 9:00 pm Enjoy the final Issaquah Wine Walk Series of the season Friday May 2nd! The finale’ is bigger and better than ever. New venues, live music and lots of wineries. Enjoy art happenings, snacks and local […]

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Winery Profile: Kiona Vineyards and Winery

March 25th, 2014 · No Comments · Wine

Kiona (the “i” rhymes with pie) is the original Yakama Nation Native American name for the Red Mountain area. Translated, it means “Brown Hills.” Like its namesake, Kiona Vineyards and Winery has a very interesting history. John and Ann Williams pioneered Red Mountain and planted Kiona’s first vineyards in 1975 with Jim Holmes (of Ciel […]

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Knight Hill Winery’s Roundtable Red Wins

December 2nd, 2010 · No Comments · Wine

A classic battle happened in our home a few days ago.  We pitted a California 2007 Zinfandel against a Washington 2009 red blend.  What showed through was a classic California vs Washington wine smack-down. The Zinfindel was Trader Joe’s 2007 Coastal Zinfandel.  Which, for the price, is not bad.  It starts off with an explosion […]

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Chinook Winery Cabernet Franc 2007

November 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Wine

Chinook 2007 Cab Franc Smooth, bold, with fruitiness that is bigger than old world standards, but not quite as fruity as other Washington Cab Francs. The Chinook 2007 Cab Franc describes its grapes as coming from the Yakima Valley AVA, between the Horse Haven Hills and the Yakima river.  This puts the vineyard on the […]

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I Think I’m In Love … Or maybe it’s just the wine

November 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Wine

For wine novices (like me), choosing a wine is like playing roulette.  We place our bets on a color (red or white), a specific number (year or vintage) or sometimes on a range of numbers (blends). We pick a wine, give it a ‘spin’ and hope we get lucky, right? Well, it finally happened.  I […]

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Andrew Will Wine – Update

December 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Wine

Lisa got me a bottle of Andrew Will for Christmas. Details straight from Andrew Will‘s site: 2006 Ciel du Cheval We were right to hold this wine back from it’s usual release date in the early fall. Already, it is starting to show the startling balance and beautiful austerity which are the hallmarks for Ciel […]

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An Ode to Andrew Will Winery

November 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Wine

I hate you Andrew Will Winery. You have ruined all wine for me, I’ve tasted your beauty and cannot go back. No longer will the $12 wines impress me with their flavor for you have crushed them with your big bold Bordeaux style. The fruity aromas, the smooth finish, and the velvety texture has your […]

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No such thing as a free pour anymore

October 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment · Wine

Oh how times have changed. In just the year and half since Steve Robert’s WineTrails of Washington was released, many of the listed free wine tastings are no longer free.  Surprised? I guess I shouldn’t be.  Dissappointed?  Definitely. And before I’m accused of defaming the entire book, please note, that couldn’t be farther from the […]

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Wine Trip this Weekend

June 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Wine


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Washington Wine Tasting by Taste Washington

May 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Wine

Taste Washington is having a huge wine tasting event at the beautiful Davenport Hotel in Spokane, WA on June 21st. The Davenport is a Conde Nast finalist for Excellence this year and is truly a beautiful place. There will be over a 100 wineries and more than 300 wines to taste, for more info head […]

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