Greetings Wine Lovers! Are you ready for some great wines from Washington and the Pacific Northwest? I’ve got plenty of recommendations to offer in a variety of styles, flavor profiles and price ranges that should make any wine enthusiast happy. In addition, my web site will give you the latest on wine-related events I’ll be […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Winter, 2020

For the week of January 19, 2020: Palencia Winery 2018 El Vinador Albarino and Thurston Wolfe 2018 Albarino – Acid hounds are going to love Albarino; a newer white wine rock star to the Washington wine scene that was practically non-existent here about 10 years ago. Laser-sharp crispness is the hallmark of this tasty varietal […]

Tickets for 2020 Taste Washington Go On Sale January 17

March 19 – March 22, 2020: Taste Washington, the largest single region Festival of its kind, returns to Seattle with four days of wine-related events. In addition to dinners, seminars and a Sunday brunch, the highlight of this annual food and wine lover’s epicurean delight is the Grand Tasting featuring over 200 wineries and 65 […]

Here’s a California Zin to Put on Your Must-Try List for 2020

The Prisoner Wine Company 2017 Saldo Zinfandel (about $30) – Zinfandel can have that “bull in a china shop” persona when it’s made in a high-fruit, high-alcohol style. But this selection from the St. Helena, California, winery will dispel those preconceived notions by convincing you that Zin is quite capable of taking on an air […]

Tuscany’s Montecucco Region Producing Some Fine Sangiovese

Montenero Winery 2015 Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG (about $25) – This up-and-coming Italian wine region is producing some terrific Sangioveses that make excellent choices to pair with your meal. Bold and complex, with great finishing acidity, this wine features both brighter fruit flavors of red currant and cranberry, as well as darker undertones of black cherry […]

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