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 […]

Taste Washington!

March 22-25, 2018: Are you ready for the biggest wine tasting event in Washington? Taste Washington has expanded to four days of events featuring wine tasting parties, wine seminars, and food and wine-related field trips. The highlight of the festivities is the two-day Grand Tasting event at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field Event Center with over 230 […]

New Zealand’s Kim Crawford Wines Worth Checking Out

New Zealand wines have earned a reputation for being expressive, flavorful, and highly affordable. Few wineries personify this part of the wine world better than Kim Crawford Wines. Here are three of their current releases that are highly recommended: 2017 Pinot Gris (about $17) – Beautiful floral and honey-like fragrances lead off, with explosive flavors […]

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