Monthly Archives: March 2018

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Spring, 2018

For the week of March 18, 2018: Bonair Winery Yakima Valley 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon – Looking for an everyday Cab that delivers on taste at a reasonable price? This $13 selection from the Zillah winery easily has you covered on both fronts. Delicious, mouth-watering blackberry and sweet Ligurian cherry flavors lead off, with touches of […]


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, 2018

For the week of March 11, 2018: Gravel Bar Winery 2015 Dry Riesling – Winemaker Joshua Maloney does a nice job with this oftentimes sweet varietal by limiting the sugar and focusing on the fruit and acidity qualities of the grape. Apple, citrus, mineral notes and a crisp, clean finish highlight a wine with excellent […]

Vineyard Location, Elevation Aspect All Work Together to Protect Vines During Cold Weather

Photo and story from Wine Yakima Valley: Owning a vineyard is like owning any other real estate: Location is everything. Well, maybe not EVERYthing. In viticulture, it’s not only where the vineyard is located; it’s also about how it is positioned. Elevation, slope and aspect (direction of slope south, southwest, etc.), play a critical role […]

Winemaker’s Table Experiences Available at Yakima Valley Spring Barrel Tasting

Barbara Glover from Wine Yakima Valley reports: Yakima Valley’s newest event offers an intimate tasting with your favorite winemaker. Enjoy an exclusive vertical tasting of library wines, current vintages, and barrel samples from your favorite winery during Spring Barrel Tasting, April 28, 29, 2018. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy Yakima Valley’s Spring Barrel […]