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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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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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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 Tasting – Maryhill Winery

August 4th, 2009 · No Comments · Wine Experiences

Maryhill Winery has been the winner of numerous wine awards over the years, but none makes you want to drive three hours out of your way to a winery quite like Winery of the Year.  And this year Maryhill was named just that by Seattle Magazine. It’s a long journey from the ‘traditional’ wine regions […]

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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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For those who want to know

March 8th, 2009 · No Comments · Wine, Wine Experiences

I can’t say I’m completely sold on the idea of learning ‘how’ to taste wine, but I figure it couldn’t hurt to know the difference between a Chardonnay and a Pinot Grigio.  And it might also be nice to know what people mean when they say a wine is “well-balanced” or “robust.” (all I really […]

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Wine and Chocolate a la Washington

February 1st, 2009 · No Comments · Wine

On mankind’s list of all-time indulgences, we can all guess what No. 1 is. *wink*wink*nudge*nudge* But beyond that, I believe a close 2nd would be Wine, and a close 3rd would be Chocolate. That being said, when the Young Professionals International Network posted their “Wine & Chocolate with Château Ste. Michelle & Theo Chocolate” event, […]

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Wine Trip #1 – First Wine Tasting

January 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Wine Trips

Our first wine trip can be described in two words. Soggy and wet. Two weeks of snowfall followed by warming temperatures and aided by typical Seattle winter downpours makes for a very soggy and wet winery. Even the laid back folks on Whidbey Island were starting to go a little stir crazy it seemed. The […]

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