Posted on 29 February 2012.
Posted on 30 December 2011.
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!
Posted on 19 December 2011.
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 […]
Posted on 17 December 2011.
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 […]
Posted on 15 December 2011.
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. […]
Posted on 06 December 2011.
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 – […]
Posted on 05 December 2011.
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 […]
Posted on 09 November 2011.
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 – […]
Posted on 07 November 2011.
*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. […]
Posted on 03 November 2011.
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 […]
Posted on 02 November 2011.
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:
Posted on 02 November 2011.
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 […]
Posted on 01 November 2011.
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 […]
Posted on 28 October 2011.
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:
Posted on 06 September 2011.
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” […]
Posted on 03 September 2011.
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 […]
Posted on 02 September 2011.
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 […]
Posted on 22 August 2011.
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:
Posted on 08 August 2011.
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. […]
Posted on 04 August 2011.
By Duane Pemberton It’s an all too familiar story now in the wine industry – farmers turn to grapes which eventually leads to a winery. Mike and Laura Mrachek bring that story to the forefront in the great Wenatchee area – in fact, their team produces some of the best wines I’ve tasted from that […]