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Meet Corvus Cellars

There’s no question that the Red Mountain AVA in Washington State’s Columbia Valley has got a lot of fanfare over the past decade or so and for good reason. Its fruit is some of the most prized in the State and Corvus Cellars is on a mission to help bring it palates everywhere who appreciate […]

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Interview with Peter Devison – Winemaker: Efeste Winery

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: www.efeste.com

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Interview with Marie-Eve Gilla – Winemaker of Forgeron Cellars

Winery website: www.forgeroncellars.com  

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Interview with Dominique Schoenheitz of Schoenheitz Winery

Interview with Dominique Schoenheitz of Schoenheitz Winery – Alsace France – check out their website at: http://www.vins-schoenheitz.fr

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Interview with winemaker Craig Mitrakul

By Sarah Bagdon: I had the opportunity to catch up with winemaker, Craig Mitrakul at this weekend’s past Taste Washington event in Seattle. Craig is on our list of the “Ten WA winemakers to watch” and is doing exciting things at Karma Vineyards as well as his own Crayelle Cellars:

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Interview with Carla Hall

Carla Hall was one of the finalists of Bravo Network’s Top Chef, Season 5 and won the “Fan favorite” – her engaging, warm personality is what makes people be able to really relate to her. I recently had the chance to meet her and her husband at the Taste of Tulalip event this past weekend […]

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Interview with Bob Betz

I attended the Betz Family Winery release event yesterday and had the chance to catch-up with founder/winemaker, Bob Betz. Sorry about the abrupt ending, but the memory card ran out of space!

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Brad Schreiber of Buick on the 2012 Regal GS

Ride and Handling Development Engineer for the Regal GS, Brad Schreiber, talks about the changes that went into making the Regal GS the sporty car it is:

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Interview with Chef Michael Psilakis

Chef Michael Psilakis’ Website: www.michaelpsilakis.com Chef Michael Psilakis has appeared on numerous Food Network shows, including Iron Chef America and Chopped – he owns the only Greek restaurant to ever earn a Michelin Star. I caught up to him at a recent Buick press event in Michigan where we talked about his partnership with Buick as well as […]

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Smasne Cellars – New tasting room in Kennewick WA

For Robert Smasne, winemaking is much more than just a passion, it’s a family affair steeped deeply into farming the greater Prosser, WA area. It’s about a lifelong dream to create a family brand that showcases terrior from some of Columbia Valley’s top AVA’s in wines at prices for all budgets.   While his Woodinville […]

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Interview with Rebecca Pittock of Ghost Hill Cellars

Winemaker Rebecca Pittock, of Ghost Hill Cellars in the Willamette Valley of Oregon shares her passion and history of her winemaking journey.   On the web: www.ghosthillcellars.com

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Interview with Doug McCrea of McCrea Cellars

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to go to McCrea Cellars in Rainier Washington. Doug McCrea makes some of the most highly regarded Rhone varietals in the state and has recently released some new Italian varietals as well.  

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Interview: Mike Sharadin of NW Totem Cellars

By Ben Straley: I had the opportunity to fire off a few questions with Mike Sharadin of Northwest Totem Cellars at the recent Taste Washington 2011 event in Seattle:

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In the estate vineyard of Gifford Hirlinger with Mike Berghan

This past fall, I was fortunate enough to get to spend some quality time with Mike Berghan of Gifford Hirlinger winery – this video is of he and I out in their estate vineyards:

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Interview with Richard Funk of Saviah Cellars

I recently had the opportunity to hang out with Richard Funk, winemaker of Saviah Cellars in Walla Walla WA.

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Interview: Eric Luse of Eric Ross Winery

We sat down with Eric earlier this year in the heart of Sonoma – he’s a great dude and you should seriously check out his wines: Related Links 3-way review of Eric Ross Wines

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Charles Smith Interview on KGW TV in Portland Oregon

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Interview: Robert Smasne of Smasne Cellars

I had dinner with Robert Smasne this past weekend and had time to fire off a few questions his way – thanks Rob! External Link: http://www.smasnecellars.com/

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Washington Wine “Godfather” – Allen Shoup

Allen Shoup is widely considered to be one of the most prominent figures in the Washington Wine industry today. His behind-the-scenes involvement can be thought of as sort of the the “man behind the curtain” (Wizard of Oz). His current project, Long Shadows Vintners, makes world-class wines that represent what Washington State is capable of […]

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Interview with Dick Boushey of Boushey Vineyards

Dick runs one of the most premier vineyards in Columbia Valley and has a reputation as having some of the best grapes available:

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