Monthly Archives: March 2009
Add viognier to the list of white wine varietals that are becoming increasingly popular among Northwest wine drinkers. Originating in France, viognier was virtually non-existent in the United States as little as 20 years ago, but it has gradually gained a foothold here – particularly in California and Washington. It’s an amazing comeback, considering that […]
The basic elements of taste in food – sweet, sour, salty and bitter – are familiar to most everyone, but did you know there’s a fifth element as well? Discovered by a Japanese scientist, umami (oo-MAH-mee) is a taste sensation that’s best described as meaty or savory and is produced by several amino acids. You […]
March 23 to March 29 – A week long schedule of wine-related events including seminars, tastings, lunches and dinners. The highlight of the festival is the international tasting; a three hour extravaganza of wines from around the world beginning at 7:00 pm each evening on March 26, 27, and 28. British Columbia will be the […]
3:00 to 5:00 pm – Viognier & Malbec. Learn more about these two up and coming varietals that are becoming increasingly popular while tasting several samples of each. Click on the Wine Classes Page for more information.
A recent outing to Eagle Haven Winery, located on the North Cascades Highway about 4 miles east of Sedro Woolley, turned out to be much more fun than I anticipated. The tasting room is apparently quite popular with the local crowd, and in fact, a few of them dropped by for a glass of wine […]