Monthly Archives: April 2014

Matthews/Tenor Treats All of Us to Some Awesome Wines

Nearly a year ago I was contacted by Jeff Otis, whose parents, Cliff and Diane, are owners of Matthews Winery and Tenor Wines in Woodinville. The younger Otis invited me down for a tasting, but due to a combination of long-distance commitments and otherwise all-around poor timing, I wasn’t able to book a firm appointment […]

Here Are Some Favorites From Taste Washington’s 2014 Event

Over 200 Washington wineries serving 800-plus wines and only four hours to taste them: That was my pleasant dilemma at last month’s Taste Washington event in Seattle. Keeping in mind that I was only able to put a small dent in the total number of wines, let me cut to the chase and give you […]

Taste Washington: A Showcase for the State’s Wines (Along With a Caveat)

On March 29, I had the opportunity to attend Taste Washington in Seattle. Co-sponsored by the Washington Wine Commission and Visit Seattle, the two-day Grand Tasting event featured over 200 Washington wineries, 65 Seattle-area restaurants and 50 exhibitors. It was estimated that more than 200,000 wine pours were made from the 800-plus wines at the […]

Pontin del Roza Celebrates 30 Years

Pontin Del Roza Winery is celebrating thirty years in the Washington State wine industry. What began as winemaker Scott Pontin’s high school FFA project has culminated into a 30 year legacy of estate winemaking. Pontin Del Roza translates roughly in Italian to mean “Pontin family farm on the Roza”. The winery uses the grapes grown […]

Celebrate Malbec With Affordable Choices From Argentina

These days there’s practically a special day for everything. World Smile Day, World Pasta Day, World Left-Handers Day … even World Malbec Day. Did somebody say Malbec Day? Now that’s a day I’ll celebrate. World Malbec Day was established a few years by an organization called Wines of Argentina (think Washington Wine Commission as a […]