Monthly Archives: December 2007

Don’t Be Afraid to Give Wines Outside Your Price and Taste Preferences a Try

As we get ready to roll into 2008, let me offer a wine-related suggestion or two for the new year. Resolutions? No, but definitely a few things to keep in mind the next time you think about purchasing a bottle of wine. Don’t be intimidated by wines. If you can’t pronounce the name of a […]

Maryhill: Great Wines, Spectacular Destination

Warning: Wines from Maryhill Winery are not for the faint of heart. However, if you prefer your wines big and bold, with complex, massive fruit flavors then Maryhill will almost certainly have something to offer. Their red wines are also sometimes made with a fairly high alcohol content and a touch of residual sugar that […]

Riesling Makes A Comeback

Like clothing and hairstyles, wines seem to fall in and out of fashion. Pinot noir has been a popular choice as of late. A decade ago, merlot was the “in” wine to be drinking, and in the 80’s chardonnay was the undisputed favorite of any wine fashionista. Now it’s rieslings turn. Back in the 70’s, […]

Wine Festival Showcases Great Northwest Wines…And a Few Surprises

Last month’s Tri-Cities Wine Festival in Pasco was like an early Christmas present for the Northwest wine lover; a festive atmosphere, a few pleasant surprises and, naturally, plenty of good wine. Maybe it was just my imagination but everywhere I turned there seemed to be a new winery from the Chelan area. Notable participants included […]

Wine Class at BTC

2:00 to 4:30 pm – Beginning Wine Tasting. The perfect class for those just getting started with wines. The format will be relaxed, yet informative, with plenty of wines to sample. No wine snob attitudes permitted! Click on the Wine Classes Page for more information.