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Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Winter, 2020

For the week of January 12, 2020: Brian Carter Cellars 2013 Le Coursier -This Bordeaux blend from Woodinville’s Brian Carter is a perfect example of why this veteran winemaker has been considered a “master blender” within the Washington wine industry. The wine’s 54-percent base of Merlot is combined with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and […]

What’s My Favorite Wine? Here Are a Few Suggestions

What’s your favorite wine? That’s easily one of the most-asked questions I’ve encountered during the past 15 years as a wine columnist for the Herald. The answer, of course, is always a moving target, as new wines are introduced into the market and older vintages go out of circulation as they’re consumed or cellared. One […]

Wine Press Northwest Names Wineries of the Year

Here are Wine Press Northwest Magazine’s 2015 Wineries of the Year: Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year – Maryhill Winery Washington Winery of the Year – Brian Carter Cellars Washington Winery to Watch – Palencia Wine Co. Idaho Winery of the Year – Clearwater Canyon Cellars Oregon Winery of the Year – Brandborg Vineyard and […]

Whether Judging or Casual Tasting, Don’t Be Afraid to Share Your Opinions

I had the privilege of serving as one of 28 judges in the 19th Annual Northwest Wine Summit earlier this year. The first half of the event was held in Naramata, British Columbia and I participated in the second half in Hood River, Oregon. Sometimes it seems as if nearly every wine entered in a […]

Keenan’s, The Fork Feature Wine Lists With Washington Options

Like many of life’s greatest pleasures the formula is simple: When at home on the weekend, my partner and I stop what we’re doing late Saturday afternoon and take time out to enjoy a glass of wine. This usually involves going out to some place in Bellingham…sometimes to meet friends, sometimes to enjoy a nosh, […]