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2014 La Bastide Blanche: A Plaque in the Rosé Hall of Fame

What, you haven’t toured the hallowed, be-pinked grounds of the Rosé Hall of Fame? And the spectacle contained within? Ok, me neither. Because it doesn’t exist. Except…IN MY MIND. I love rosé so much. It’s a year-roundable wine; drink it in the winter. But, naturally, when things heat up, rosé coverage blows up. And I am [More]

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The Greatest Seattle Sunset Ever and Four Rosés

I have seen some beautiful Seattle sunsets in my ten years here, but none better than this recent one. Viewed from the top of Capitol Hill looking down on Lake Union, this and many other pictures blew up my Instagram feed. And for good reason. With so many colorful shades and textures, it got me [More]

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Refreshing Rosé Recommendations: Bottles, Boxes, and Bubbles

You KNOW I drink rosé year-round, even in the snow. But as we stroll toward the second half of the year, and with new wines arriving as we speak, I thought I’d round up a few favorites. Maybe you’re wondering why I have a photo of a rainbow, no, a DOUBLE rainbow, at the top [More]

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2013 Bergström Rosé Makes The Sun Come Out

  Just leaving Bergström Wines in Oregon’s Willamette Valley where I had my first taste of 2013 rosé. Their version is made from Pinot Noir and, as the picture above shows, I’d like to think it made the sun start to break through the clouds. Oh, and the flower on the label? It’s the mosippa. [More]

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Valentine’s Day Poems and Matching Sparkling Rosés to Inspire

I don’t know much about poems let alone ones for Valentine’s Day. Luckily, I know Annelies from The Food Poet. We somewhat recently reconnected at the International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC) in Seattle, and talked about doing a little poetry and wine collaboration. I’d like to say that when we talked at IFBC in September, [More]

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Olive Oil Poached Tuna Salad and Terredora di Paolo Rosé

When I’m not stuffing my face with burritos and pizza, I do occasionally eat a salad like this one with olive oil poached tuna I enjoyed for lunch at Agrodolce in Seattle. Sometimes I hear people say that salad is a “challenging” thing to pair with wine. You know what’s challenging? Climbing Mt. Everest. Salad [More]

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A French Sparkling Rosé That Evokes Emotion

Hey, did you hear I got nominated for a Saveur Best Food Blog Award? Yes, in the category of Best Wine or Beer Blog! This post was going to be about that exciting news. But certainly a fair number of people who haven’t read my blog before are going to discover it via Saveur. And [More]

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My Thanksgiving Dinner Wine Will be Cheap and Cheerful

While I wouldn’t blame you for finding this vintage postcard distressing, your selection of a Thanksgiving dinner wine should not put you under duress. Keep it cheap and cheerful. Sealed with a  screwcap? Even better. No fumbling for a corkscrew or someone who knows how to use it.  With that in mind, this year I’m [More]

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