I am a huge fan of Cabernet Franc from the Loire Valley. Many bottles are in my Hall of Fame, including one that’s probably in my Top Ten reds, ever. It’s a rising star on another continent, in a different guise, and what might seem a surprising state. Yes, Washington. Enter the Seven Hills Winery Rosé. [More]
I put together a photo essay for Foodista, inspired by how the snow at Finnriver Farm and Cidery has transformed the landscape.
I have a secret to tell you about Finnriver Farm in January. It’s not all gray clouds and rain. Sometimes the sun makes an appearance. (Maybe a brief appearance, but let’s enjoy this moment in the sun, ok?) And in dramatic fashion. There is nothing more satisfying then emerging from your cabin in the morning… [More]
My first day at Finnriver Farm was full of hard work (well, for a soft-handed city boy) but very rewarding. I’m already fond of the chickens and their unbridled enthusiasm for being fed. And during morning egg collection (some of them still warm), I was surprised at how many I gathered even though winter production [More]
I can’t say that I get too excited about $30 Washington Viognier, but there are people out there who want it and I’m more than happy to sell it to them. I do, however, have to say something about the 2008 Mark Ryan Crazy Mary Mourvedre. Mark’s version got my attention; this is a grape [More]
I share my experience as a judge for the Boeing Wine Club‘s annual Winefest showdown!
If not, send me a photo of what you have that’s older. The wine was well past its prime, but it was a real thrill to try it. I had it during judging of the annual Winefest held by the Boeing Wine Club.