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The problem with subjective reviews without objectivity

By Duane Pemberton I often find myself in this quandary- trying my best to give my honest opinion about a wine – even rating that wine with our W.E.P. system – while trying to balance my own likes/dislikes with what others may like or dislike. It’s a balancing act and one that I don’t take […]

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Rutherford Cab – it’s all about the dust….

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Thank you for helping make WineFoot #1 on PostRank!

I’d like to thank our readers for helping us hit the number one spot on PostRank! We could not have done it without each and everyone of you – thank you so much!

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Is there such a thing as too many AVAs?

The recent news of the Naches Heights AVA has got some folks asking:” is this really a good thing? Another AVA?” Some in the industry feel that the more smaller AVA’s that are created, the more it takes away from the Columbia Valley “brand” which to this day still has a long ways to go in regards […]

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Decanter gets it wrong – Setting the record straight

Decanter recently published an article that paints a rather dismal picture for the 2010/2011 vintages of Washington State wine grapes, including this misquote from winemaker, Paul Beveridge: ….”and the second really nasty year in a row,’ said Paul Beveridge of Washington’s Wilridge Winery. He added, ‘I may be making pink Nebbiolo this year’ – a […]

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Christmas gift ideas for winos

Our friends at True Fabrications have sent over a few ideas that may make for some nifty Christmas gifts for the winos in your life. The staff at True are dedicated in bringing affordable, trendy food and beverage gadgets to the masses. Make sure to check out their website and browse their massive collection.   […]

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10 Washington winemakers to watch

By Duane Pemberton & Sarah Bagdon Here’s a list of 10 winemakers who don’t have a huge public persona (most of them prefer to stay quiet) but there are reasons why you should familiarize yourself with them and their wines as soon as possible! In no particular order, here are our picks: Jon Martinez – […]

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Smasne Cellars Fall Release

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: www.smasnecellars.com Robert Smasne has slowly, methodically, been crawling up the local Seattle-area’s palate for a few years now. Not only do his wines tend to place very well at regional events, but also the wines he makes for other wineries as well. Robert is from the Grandview/Prosser area of Washington […]

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Taste Of Tulalip 2011 – Dinner Menu

If you missed your chance to buy tickets to the Friday night dinner – well, here’s a way to tantalize you a big so you won’t miss next year! http://www.tasteoftulalip.com/ Long Shadow’s “Poets Leap” Riesling Course # 1 Pork Belly, Parnips Puree, Prosciuttto Trio Va Piano Vineyards “Bruno’s White II” Sauvignon Blanc Course # 2 – […]

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Washington State 1183 – The Family Wineries of WA Speak-up

*Editor’s Note: It should be noted, that Paul doesn’t necessarily speak for all of the wineries currently listed on the Family of WA Wineries website. This is a touchy subject for some business owners.   There has been a great deal of uproar as of late of the pending ballot initiative 1183 in Washington State. […]

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Kunde Live Today!

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.kunde.com/ Join me and a host of others, today at 5pm PST for a live tasting of Kunde wines! The wines we’re tasting through today are: 2008 Reserve Century Vines Zinfandel ($35) 2009 Chardonnay ($17) 2008 Red Dirt Red ($28) You can choose to access live stream in one of […]

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The best bacon wine?

Short of bubbly, Grüner Veltliner may very well be my favorite wine with bacon – it has a natural saline-like flavor component that comes from the terrior of Austria:

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Exploring Grüner Veltliner on #WineChat

Join me on #WineChat today at 9-10pm EST as myself and others go through some amazing Grüner Veltliner from Austria. The wines I’ll be tasting through are: Traisental DAC: Weingut Markus Huber Gruener Veltliner 2010 $16-18 Wagram: Weingut Leth Gruener Veltliner Steinagrund 2010 $18 Weinviertel DAC: Weingut Pfaffl Haidviertel 2010 $26 Kremstal DAC: Weingut Turk Kremser […]

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Taste of Tulalip 2011 – Only 10 days away

In case you haven’t heard yet, the Taste of Tulalip is right around the corner and presents itself as being a prime opportunity to taste not only some of the best wines from Washington State but from California and Italy as well. A few names to look for: Shafer Stags Leap Turnbull Chateau Montelena Long […]

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Happy Champagne Day!

Here’s to a very happy Champagne Day to everyone! I hope you’re either enjoying a glass of it now or have plans to! You can join in the conversation on twitter by using #champagneday. Here’s what is in my glass – a Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut:

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Time for a new WineFoot motto…

By Duane Pemberton As you may have noticed by now, I changed the website tag-line from “Stomping the snob out of wine” to “Trekking through the wine lifestyle”. When I first started the site over three years ago, I had no idea that it would evolve into what it has today – a “wine website” […]

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Why do many wineries release such young red wines?

Lately, I’ve been wondering why it seems so many wineries are releasing such young red wines – many of which, clearly need more time in the bottle. I fired off the following questions to some experts up here in the Washington Wine industry: • Why do you think we see so many red wines in […]

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On the Michigan Peninsula Wine Trail with a Buick

By Duane Pemberton Michigan is known for a lot of things: cars, Lake Michigan, Detroit, “Motor City”, and more recently, its wine. Of all places, Michigan has a bustling wine scene that is strongest in its white wine quality with some red varietals gaining momentum such as Cab Franc and Pinot Noir – for my […]

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Jacob’s Creek Round-up Tasting

Today at 3PM PST, I’ll be doing a live tasting with the Jacob’s Creek team in Australia with its latest single-vineyard wines:

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Get active our forums for a chance to win tickets to Blend!

We’re giving away two tickets for the upcoming “Blend” event in Seattle! All you need to do is sign up for free to our forums and become an active member by posting! The more you post, the better your chances are of winning – the winner will be picked from a group of top posters. […]

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