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Washington Wine Tasting Notes from the U.S. Open

Did y’all check out my preview of the Washington wine I’d be enjoying during the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay? Well it was no idle chit-chat, I actually went and spent a fair bit of time in the tent, trying a handful of wines and a cider. (Thanks to the Washington Wine Commission, who gave me [More]

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I Won’t Be Golfing But I Will Be Drinking Washington Wine at the U.S. Open

Can you believe I’ll be at the U.S. Open this weekend? One of golf’s biggest events is being held at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. (Not too far from Tacoma.) And since I haven’t hidden a secret life as a professional golfer from you, what am I doing there? Caddying? No. Drinking wine? YES! Huh? [More]

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Kevin White Winery: The Art of Balance in Wine and Life

How do you fit in the job of winemaker with a full-time day gig and a family as well? I spent some time with Kevin White at his eponymous Kevin White Winery in Woodinville, WA to find out. Kevin White on the Wine Without Worry Podcast Topics discussed: His focus on Syrah and Rhône bleds [More]

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Underwood Mountain: A Tale of Two Washington Grüner Veltliners

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]

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Get to Know Cabernet Franc at Taste Washington

How do you survive and thrive at an event like Taste Washington, happening this weekend (Saturday and Sunday…but there are also events Thursday and Friday) in Seattle? (BTW I’ll be there Saturday, sporting a media pass.) You walk in the door with a well-thought out plan of attack. Can you taste everything? No. Should you [More]

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Horse Heaven Hills Vineyards Tour

How about we get to know the vineyards of the Horse Heaven Hills in Washington State? I recently returned from a media trip out there. The name of the wine region may not be familiar to you, but there’s lots of history and historic vineyards. You’ve probably poured some of it into your wine glass [More]

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Vintage Pour: Walla Walla Valley Wines

I’ve been in Walla Walla for five days. So what Washington wines have impressed me? I’m glad you asked. A few came from a tasting that took place in the Mill Creek Vineyards (pictured above). Not only was I mightily charmed by this verdant corner of the Walla Walla Valley, but also by a refreshing [More]

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Washington Meets California With Elaine Chukan Brown

Hey there. It’s once in a blue moon that I have a guest post. Like, once in 695 posts. (See Jennifer Schneider’s review of FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000.) But as I close in on number 700, it’s time again. I am so pleased to be collaborating with Elaine of Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews. [More]

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