Monthly Archives: August 2013

Celebrate Washington Wines by Visiting the State’s Wineries

Although August is almost over, I feel it is part of my job to let you know that this is Celebrate Washington Wine Month. I’m not entirely sure how this proclamation came to be. It could have been dreamed up by attention-starved Washington wine drinkers. Or perhaps a coalition of Washington wineries wanted the rest […]

Make a Stop in Downtown Yakima and Visit Gilbert Cellars

I’ve been following Gilbert Cellars for several years and can honestly say that they seem to get better every time I visit. The tasting room is located in the heart of historic downtown Yakima in a refurbished building that was originally constructed near the turn of the century (the 20th century, not the most recent […]

Food-Friendly Sangiovese an Excellent Red Wine to Serve With a Meal

Sangiovese has to rank near the top of the list as one of the more food-friendlier wines you’ll find. The key to sangiovese lies in its general profile of high acidity, moderate alcohol content, low to medium tannins and a slightly herbaceous quality, especially from those made in an Old World-style. These characteristics make the […]

Ancient Lakes’ Cave B and Beaumont Cellars Definitely Worth Checking Out

Today I’ll wrap up my two-part series on Washington’s Ancient Lakes Appellation with a closer look at two of the wineries located within the region. If you’ve been anywhere in or around the Gorge Amphitheater it’s likely you’ve come across nearby Cave B Estate Winery. I’m going to date myself here by recalling a few […]