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An Okanagan Valley Gewurztraminer Rules the Roost

I was so impressed with a sample bottle of an Okanagan Valley Gewurztraminer made by Red Rooster Winery that I contacted the winemaker, Karen Gillis, to find out more. You can see the bulk of my interview with her on Foodista. Here are a couple bonus questions, focusing on next year’s Wine Bloggers Conference in [More]

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A Concrete Egg Hatches a Haywire Wine

What does a concrete egg have to do with wine? I was curious to find out when I received a sample bottle of the 2011 Haywire Winery Pinot Gris that stated “Raised in Concrete” on the front label. So I contacted the co-owner of this British Colubmia winery, Christine Coletta, to ask her about this [More]

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IFBC: Where Potato Chips and Jalapeños Met Oregon Wine

IFBC Wine Pairing with Jameson Fink from Idea Farmer on Vimeo. As the Wine Editor for Foodista, I had the pleasure of leading a food and wine pairing adventure at the International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC) in Portland, Oregon. In an attempt to break out of the “pair x food with y wine ” rut, [More]

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Love For Lambrusco and OG Boomboxes

A quick search on Flickr for a Lambrusco image I could use for a post came up with many interesting options. Like most times when hunting for a wine-related image, you never know what you’re going to find. I’m going with this one. An iPod run through a docking station cloaked by cardboard resembling a [More]

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Coffee Cupping at Fonté in Seattle

Had the chance to head down to Fonté Micro Coffee Roaster in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood to get more acquainted with coffee beyond its live-giving sustenance. I was intrigued by all the parallels between coffee and wine, and I’ll be exploring that further in an upcoming post for Foodista. Big thanks to Steve Smith, Vice President [More]

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Judging Washington Wine: The Boeing Winemakers Club

I have the pleasure of once again judging Washington wine at the Boeing Employees Wine and Beer Makers Club (BEWBC) Winefest. The BEWBC has been going for over 40 years strong, and many members are now making and selling their wines commercially: Nota Bene Cellars, Willis Hall Wines, and Cadence Winery were all founded by [More]

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Day Three at the International Food Blogger Conference

Wrapped up the conference drinking Dry Wit from The Pike Brewing Company poured by none other than Charles and Rose Ann Finkel. I also enjoyed a bevy of food truck offerings, my favorite being pizza from Veraci for taste and the shortness of the line. I was pleased to have a brick oven pizza with just [More]

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White Wine Gets Older, Fatter and That’s OK

I expound on my thoughts about drinking a Muscadet with a few years of bottle age on the Foodista Blog. Click on the title of this link to jump to it. 0

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