Monthly Archives: September 2006
Vic Hubbard, wine buyer for Bellingham’s Community Food Co-Op, likes to refer to something he calls “comfort wines.” Comfort wines, he says, are “familiar, fairly consistent…wines that are made in enough quantity to have good availability.” In addition, “these wines are not too expensive to enjoy at least occasionally.” I like that concept. The fairly […]
2:00 to 4:30 pm – Pairing Food With Wine. Explore the basic elements of taste for food and wine and take the guesswork out of your wine purchases when planning for meals, dinners out, or social occasions. Click on the Wine Classes Page for more information.
From one side of Washington State to the other, there are good wines – and good wine bargains – to be had. The 2004 whites have been hitting the shelves in full force and both the 2005 reds and whites have started to creep into the market; although most of the reds won’t be released […]
People in the wine industry sometimes refer to wines as Old World versus New World. What’s the difference? Old World wines come from the classic grape growing countries of Europe including Italy, France, Spain and Germany. The New World consists of the United States, Chile, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The wine styles of […]
Note: This wine received Best of Show honors at the 2006 Tri-Cities Wine Festival on November 11, 2006. Barrister Winery 2004 (about $25): One thing that bothers me a bit about most of the Cabernet Franc I’ve tried is that it always seems to have a green pepper/vegetal sort of flavor that really isn’t very […]