Monthly Archives: January 2014

Ginkgo Forest a Key Winery in Washington’s Wahluke Slope Region

Washington’s isolated Wahluke Slope Appellation probably doesn’t get as much press as it deserves. Today, I’ll do what I can to help correct that. It’s easy to get to: follow Interstate 90 eastbound past Ellensburg, take a right after you cross the Columbia River, and head south about 20 miles to the tiny town of […]

Vancouver International Wine Festival

February 24 to March 2, 2014 This is one of the biggest and best wine festivals in North America and, quite possibly, the world. This is a must-attend series of events for both casual and serious food and wine enthusiasts in one of Canada’s most beautiful cities. Seven days of minglers, seminars, lunches, and dinners, […]

Proper Food & Wine Pairings Can Make All the Difference

Question: Can pairing wine with food make the wine taste better? Answer: Yes! The proper food pairing can turn a so-so wine into one that’s a pleasure to drink and make a good wine taste absolutely amazing. The secret lies in the basic elements of taste in both the food and the wine. In their […]

Victor Palencia Returns to Walla Walla to Launch Promising New Winery

What better time to introduce a new Washington winery than at the start of the New Year. In fact, Palencia Wine Company is so new its web site is still a work in progress. I’ve been fortunate enough to have an opportunity to taste the first wines from this promising, winery to watch. They’ll be […]

Broaden Your Wine Tasting Horizons With Choices From Europe, South Africa

I’ve always tried to use my column as an opportunity to feature Washington wines and, rest assured, I’ll to continue to do so. But it’s also a good idea to let down your provincial guard once in a while and venture out into the rest of the world of wine. As we start off the […]