Monthly Archives: August 2006
For a number of smaller Washington wineries it’s not uncommon for the owners and winemakers to still maintain their day jobs. I’ve met attorneys, pharmaceutical sales reps, real estate agents and farmers, to name a few, who are serious about their winemaking but just haven’t been able to make the jump to working at it […]
Are women having a hand in shaping the Pacific Northwest wine industry? Absolutely! Husband and wife teams share ownership, winemaking and management duties at dozens of wineries such as Hightower Cellars, Tildio Winery, and James Leigh Cellars. Olympic Cellars, located near Port Angeles, is currently owned and operated by three women. And a number of […]
2:00 to 4:30 pm – Beginning Wine Tasting. The perfect class for those just getting started with wines. The format will be relaxed, yet informative, with plenty of wines to sample. No wine snob attitudes permitted! Click on the Wine Classes Page for more information.
Robert Mondavi 2005 (about $11): From California’s Central Coast, here’s a tasty little Pinot Grigio with plenty of nice pear and citrus flavors at a very affordable price. I served this wine with an oyster ravioli and cream sauce. Talk about a perfect pairing! The wine’s crisp acidity cut through the sauce, allowing one to […]
One of the most popular questions I’m asked by those who drink wine on an infrequent or semi-regular basis is, “what’s a good wine I can get for $10 or less?” I’m not sure why $10 seems to be the magic number for some people when purchasing a wine. Perhaps it’s that psychological price point […]