Monthly Archives: January 2015

Washington Wines: Big on Quality and Variety

Last week I ventured outside the state to feature several international wine recommendations for you to consider. Today we return to Washington, with a number of terrific wines that are equally certain to please. As I tasted these wines, it struck me how diverse Washington has become in the number of varietals we now produce. […]

Explore International Wines from New and Old World Sources

The focus of my column has always been on Washington wine – and with good reason. Our state produces all the essentials a wine enthusiast could ask for: white wines ranging from crisp, vibrant riesling to full-bodied chardonnay and a wide array of red wines from velvety merlot to big, bold cabernet sauvignon. But even […]

Jones of Washington Provides Solid, Affordable Wines

Even though it was just a few short weeks ago, Christmas, 2014 seems likes a distant memory. Well, at least it does until we receive those credit card bills in the mail to remind us of our weak-moment (but almost certainly justified), holiday spending binges. That’s why January always seems like a fitting time to […]

Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center: Great Facility, Great Washington Wines

Here’s a great idea for anyone who enjoys visiting wineries in Eastern Washington: go to the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center in Prosser. I’ve travelled to scores of tasting rooms over the past three decades and, simply stated, a visit to the Clore Center is unlike any other. The facility opened to the public […]