Monthly Archives: February 2009

Education and Participation are Key When Introducing Your Young Adult to Wines

Your young adult child is about to turn 21 and you’d like to introduce them to the world of wine. It’s a big, sometimes scary world out there; full of terminology and techniques with plenty of opportunities for the occasional social misstep. If you’re uncertain on the best way to initiate your child about the […]

Cabernet Sauvignon

Robert Mondavi 2006 Central Coast Solaire (about $17): I thought this California Cab was a bit on the lighter side when I first tried it, but it really firmed up and was most enjoyable after a return tasting. Packed with berry and dark plum flavors, the wine glides into a finish of sweet oak and […]


Robert Modavi Winery 2006 Napa Valley (about $20): This is a lovely Napa Chardonnay that hits all the right notes; pear and apple aromas, touches of oak, and a silky, creamy finish – the result of partial malolactic fermentation. Well priced at about $20 a bottle, it pairs beautifully with chicken, turkey and other poultry […]

Washington Malbecs Becoming More Balanced, Food Friendly

It wasn’t too long ago that the only place you could find a malbec at your local grocer or wine shop was from France or Argentina. Today, it seems as if nearly every winery in Washington has a malbec on the shelves or plans to produce one. I think the malbec grape is capable of […]

Wine Dinner Class at BTC

6:00 to 9:00 pm – Valentines Day Champagne & Sparkling Wine Dinner. Dan and BTC Chef Marc Eilberg team up once again to provide you with a very special evening featuring a five-course dinner paired with Champagne and sparkling wines. Click on the Wine Classes Page for more information.