Preparing for a tasting at Swiftwater Cellars, near Cle ElumOn the patio at Mellisoni Vineyards in ChelanSpringtime is Rose time!Vineyard view from the tasting room at Two Mountain Winery in ZillahFrom the Esquire Network’s “Uncorked” series, New York Sommelier Yannick Benjamin (at left) with Dan
For the next three weeks I’d like to take you to some Spokane wineries that I visited last month. First up is Lone Canary Winery, with winemaker Mike Scott at the helm. Scott’s 2004 Sauvignon Blanc (about $10) is one of the better wines of this varietal that I’ve tried as of late. It exhibits […]
2:30 to 4:30pm – We’ll be tasting 3 varieties each of Syrah and Viognier from the Northwest and around the world. Click on the “Wine Classes” Page for more information.
Ebenezer, Barossa Valley 2001 (about $30): This wine is cram-packed with dark berry flavors and plenty of spice. Because of the limited quantities you won’t find it in stores, but they do serve it at Stars restaurant at Resort Semiahmoo. More additional information, please refer to the Category, “Bellingham Herald Articles” for the October 17, […]
Viognier has a reputation for being a bit difficult to grow. But I’ve spoken with several winemakers and they really feel that this isn’t entirely true. One of the reasons more Viognier hasn’t been grown might be because it has comparatively low yields. Low yields = less wine produced = less profit potential. But consumers […]
Added note: Stephenson Cellars 2003 Cabernet received a double gold at the Tri-Cities Wine Festival on November 12, 2005. I first discovered Stephenson’s wines at the Temple Bar in Bellingham last year and was thoroughly impressed. This is a winemaker who is really on top of his game, producing some awesome red wines that are […]