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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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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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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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Great Washington Wines Under $12

February 1st, 2009 · No Comments · Wine

Want to find some good Washington Wines under $15? Here is a short list I’ve compiled from a few articles. 2005 Pine & Post Chardonnay ($6) – At $6 a bottle, it’s hard to go wrong. In the words of the wine maker himself – Inviting pineapple and honeysuckle aromas draw you in. Peach blossoms, […]

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You know you’re a wino when …

January 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Wine

you brush your teeth and spit out purple.  True story. – Lisa

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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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Wine Tripping – First stop, Whidbey Island Winery

January 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Wine Trips

It had only been a few weeks since Dan and I had begun to map out what we dubbed our “Experience Wine Project,” but the anticipation to get it on was rapidly mounting (yes, that was TWO unintentional sexual references in one sentence). Our goals included the obvious elements such as buying wine, drinking wine, […]

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