Monthly Archives: January 2008

More Northwest Wineries Producing Wines Labeled Simply “Red”

It seems as if it was only a few years ago that Northwest wineries wouldn’t be caught dead producing something with the generic, non-descript, “red wine” label. The reason? Too many consumers equated it with red table wine, which is sometimes perceived as a blend of leftover reds that might be slightly lower in quality. […]

Wine Class at BTC

3:00 to 5:00 pm – French, Italian & Spanish Wines. Sample wines, discuss their flavor characteritics and learn a bit about the history of these three great grape growing countries of Europe. Click on the Wine Classes Page for all the details.

Terra Blanca Winery: Great Red Wines and More

A couple of months ago I paid a visit to Terra Blanca Winery, located in Eastern Washington’s Red Mountain appellation, about 15 miles west of the Tri-Cities. The winery recently expanded its facilities to include a huge new tasting room (pictured at left), two banquet rooms and the largest cave storage project in the state […]

Plenty of Bargain Priced Wines Available for Those on a Budget

Let’s face it, after the holiday season shopping frenzy many of us are a bit strapped for cash. That’s why January is a perfect month to take advantage of bargain-priced wines to serve with your next meal. The unthinkable alternative would be to temporarily give up wine altogether – a completely unnecessary option when you […]

2007 Appears to Be Another Banner Year for Washington Wines

The future looks brighter than ever for the Washington wine industry. According to the Washington Wine Commission, 2007 was a record year for grape growers, with an estimated harvest of about 127,150 tons. This was an increase of six percent over the 2006 harvested tonnage. Of course, quantity doesn’t always assure quality, but every winemaker […]