Monthly Archives: June 2014

Chateau Rollat, Otis Kenyon Give You Reason to Visit Walla Walla

Looking for some good wines from the Walla Walla area? I’ve got a couple of wineries for you to check out that place special emphasis on red wines that are truly superb. Better yet, for you wine region purists: three of the four recommendations for today are sourced completely from vineyards located within the Walla […]

Lodmell, Tertulia Two Excellent Walla Walla-Based Wineries

This week and next week I’ll feature four Walla Walla wineries with some stellar current releases that should be on your “wines to try” list. First up is Lodmell Cellars, which features a tasting room inside the Marcus Whitman hotel in downtown Walla Walla. Winemaker Andrew Lodmell is a fourth generation resident whose family settled […]

Lullaby’s European Wines/Winemaker Highlight a Visit to Port Townsend

The winemaking career of Virginie Bourgue began in France and has worked its way in a rather circuitous fashion to its present location in Port Townsend. Originally from Provence, Bourgue lived and worked in Champagne for four years before coming to the United States in 2002. After a time at Chateau Ste. Michelle and then […]

For Grilling Season: Try These Tips and Wines to Serve With Grilled Foods

Is there an official start to the outdoor grilling season? For some, it usually coincides with Memorial Day weekend; for others, the first day to hit 70 degrees or so usually seems about right. Or, if you’re like me, you’ve already had the grill going for several weeks. Whatever your time frame, I always feel […]