Monthly Archives: September 2013

Spokane Area Has You Covered With a Number of Good Wineries

Today I’ll wrap up my three-part series on Spokane wineries by sharing some of the highlights during a visit last month. At Townshend Cellar, owner/winemaker Don Townshend and his sons Michael and Brendon oversee a winery that produces 18,000 cases annually from over 20 varietals. They also own Spokane’s Lone Canary and Mountain Dome labels. […]

Spokane Winery Wine Recommendations

Arbor Crest 2012 Sauvignon Blanc (about $12) – With gentle lemon grass and citrus flavors, this Sauv Blanc represents a great value at this price. Arbor Crest 2010 Sangiovese (about $20) – A bit more fruit forward than expected, with dark fruits and a dusting of white pepper. Townshend Cellar 2002 Reserve (about $35) – […]

Arbor Crest, Barrister & Robert Karl: A Trio of Excellent Spokane Wineries

I’ve traveled to Spokane on several occasions but my most recent wine tasting visit was particularly memorable. With an increasing number of tasting rooms in a variety of settings and plenty of solid, reasonably priced wines, the Spokane wine scene is definitely on the rise. This week and next week I’ll focus on some of […]

Spokane Has You Covered With Food & Wine Options

For one reason or another, and it’s usually wine-related, I always seem to end up visiting Spokane at least once or twice a year. I realize that the time and distance from Bellingham to Spokane may be a travel deterrent to some of you locals. But really now, a six-hour drive across the state is […]

Not Inclined to Travel to Wineries? Join a Wine Club or Shop Online

One week after touting the virtues of traveling to Eastern Washington and experiencing the wineries there firsthand, I’m sorry to say that I did not make my annual trip to Walla Walla this summer. I am such a loser. But this gives me an opportunity to talk about how easy it is order wines through […]