Weekend Wine Links: Pairing With Weed Plus a Contrarian View on Somms and Champagne

Posted on: May 1st, 2015 by

After a week of soul-crushing commuting, particularly Thursday’s debacle coming back from Bellevue to Seattle on the 520 floating bridge, I am especially ready to relax and fire up…some weekend wine links! First up: Finally, someone pairs wine with weed. And wines that I am fond of! I, however, have no feelings for the strains [More]

The Story of How I Got Into Wine Revealed on Happy Hour Radio

Posted on: April 28th, 2015 by
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People always ask me, “How did you get into wine?” Well, actually, they don’t that much. But Christopher Chan did. He’s a sommelier who has ventured into the world of broadcast radio and invited me to be on his show, Happy Hour Radio. One of the tales I tell is buying lots of Meridian Chardonnay, [More]

Weekend Wine Links: Wild Boars, Flat Tires, and Travel Tips

Posted on: April 24th, 2015 by
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Pull up a chair, pour yourself a glass, and get cozy with these Weekend Wine Links. Let’s find out what I’ve been sampling online in the world of wine. How about a quick wine review before getting started? That ok? La Clarine Farm is a cool winery out of California doing familiar and oddball (in the best way) [More]

Underwood Mountain: A Tale of Two Washington Grüner Veltliners

Posted on: April 20th, 2015 by
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Visiting wineries in Woodinville, Washington (about a half hour NE of Seattle) is like a opening bag of potato chips: You just can’t stop at one. I had planned on swinging by W.T. Vintners to check out their new releases and while I was killing time waiting for a friend, why not pop into Savage Grace? Their [More]

Weekend Wine Links: The SAVEUR Blog Awards Edition

Posted on: April 17th, 2015 by
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Inspired by my friend Elaine from Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews, this edition of Weekend Wine Links will take a look at the SAVEUR Blog Awards. Specifically (and not surprisingly…) the finalists for Best Wine Content. What have they been up to lately? Let’s find out: Alice Feiring of The Feiring Line, writing on the excellent site [More]

Label Lust: Donnafugata Anthìlia

Posted on: April 15th, 2015 by
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There is a real synergy between the label for the Donnafugata Anthìlia, a white wine from Sicily (sent to me as a sample), and what’s inside the bottle. Lush golden hair and a certain type of satisfaction in repose serve as an apt harbinger. Neither the artwork, nor the Anthìlia, are frilly or gilded. It’s a [More]

A Not Grüner Sparkling Austrian Wine at Portland’s Grüner

Posted on: April 13th, 2015 by
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I had been wanting to eat at Portland Oregon’s Grüner for quite a while and finally made it. (Thank you, Sean and Mary.) Naturally, I was excited for some sparkling wine, so our table ended up with a bottle of Szigeti‘s Cuvée Prestige. I’d had their sparkling Grüner Veltliner before but this was a bird of  a different [More]

Weekend Wine Links: Rosé, Hot Dogs, Craigslist, Marimba

Posted on: April 10th, 2015 by
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It’s rainy and fairly miserable atmospheric in Seattle right now. Time to curl up with some Weekend Wine Links! Did you know that Jessica Certo was an opera singer before she became a sommelier? If that’s not cool enough, Certo also likes Cru Beaujolais with hotdogs and tater tots. AKA: my dream meal. .@sommjesscerto, wine director [More]