Monthly Archives: February 2015

Buying Local? Northwest Washington Wineries Have You Covered

If you prefer your food and beverages produced closer to home, our regional and local-area wineries have plenty to offer. Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan counties boast many award-winning wineries that source their grapes from either estate vineyards or those located in Eastern Washington. These grapes are made into wines at local production facilities […]

Rhone Varietals Increasingly Popular With Washington Wineries

Rhône varietals have certainly found their niche among Washington wineries and wine enthusiasts. Once produced in scant quantities and used primarily for blending purposes, they’ve shown an increasing presence in the market, especially as stand-alone products. So what exactly is a Rhône varietal? It’s one of 22 grapes designated for wine production within France’s Rhône […]

Don’t Assume That Red Wine You Bought Will Automatically Pair With Chocolate

Valentine’s Day is Saturday and I’m guessing that many of you are still mulling about a list of possibilities on what do to with your special someone. For those of us lacking in creativity, the tried-and-true ways to celebrate the day usually seem to work best. Dinner out with a bottle of something sparkling? A […]

Yakima Offers Top-Tier Wines with Inaugural “Secret Crush” Event

Yakima, WA — (Jan. 2015) What could be more romantic than a Valentine date night featuring your special someone, 40 top rated wines from the Valley, delicious bites to pair with the wine AND a weekend tour of Red Wines and Chocolate? This year you can complement your Red Wine & Chocolate event weekend with […]

Maryhill Evolves Into More Than Just a Destination Winery

There’s a lot to like about Maryhill Winery: a tasting room facility on the Columbia Gorge with some of the most spectacular views of any winery I’ve visited; an on-site, 4,000-seat amphitheater for outdoor concerts; and a huge portfolio of wines that’s certain to satisfy virtually any taste preference or budget. In 2007 I wrote, […]