Monthly Archives: February 2013

Syrah Earns Its Place as One of Washington’s Top Red Varietals

Despite a few downturns on the global scale, syrah continues to hold its own as a solid wine grape in Washington. While consumers have gradually moved away from a flood of overripe, fruit-bomb Australian shirazes (the equivalent of our syrah) over the past several years, Washington continues to quietly carve out a niche of its […]

Taste Washington

March 23 and 24, 2013 – Bigger and better than ever, this two-day event at Century Link Event Center in Seattle is a food and wine celebration centered around Washington wines. Seminars, exhibits, and, of course, wine tasting will be featured at the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event. For complete details and ticket […]

Get to Know the Basics of Washington Wine Labels

When shopping for certain foods, the label gives you useful information such as where it came from, nutritional values or ingredients used in the final product. If only wines were that easy. Yes, there are rules for labeling Washington wines, but sometimes it’s what you don’t see that can be just as important as what […]

O S Winery One of Many Now in Seattle

According to there are now over 40 wineries located in Seattle proper. For me, that’s an amazing statistic, because when I lived in Seattle in the late 1980’s I don’t recall that there were any wineries in the city. In fact, there were only a handful of them beginning to take root nearby, including […]

February Filled With Wine-Related Events

February might seem like a bit of an off month for wine-related events. But in spite of the plethora of festivals and special events one usually finds in spring, summer and autumn, there are plenty of things happening this winter during February, as well. For some, wine tasting in February means pairing up a glass […]