Heading home from Walla Walla

By |2023-01-20T06:21:29-07:00June 28th, 2010|

Heading home today from Walla Walla after a long weekend in town for the 2010 Wine Bloggers Conference.On every trip to the area, I am struck by the sheer physical beauty of the Walla Walla Valley. Today, just a few pictures from a visit to Spofford Station. Click on the pictures for larger versions. Read more...

WBC here we come!

By |2023-01-20T06:21:30-07:00June 24th, 2010|

Off to Walla Walla for the Wine Bloggers Conference. This conference, which has previously taken place in Napa and Sonoma, is now in its third year. Look for updates on Twitter and here over the course of the conference. Looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. See the conference agenda here.

Washington Wine Round-up June 15th to 21st

By |2023-01-20T06:21:30-07:00June 23rd, 2010|

A round-up of stories on Washington wine from June 15th to 21st. From around the country…Wine Spectator writes about Washington wineries cutting back (see a related post from Paul Gregutt below).The New York Times writes about American Gewürztraminer with a brief mention of Washington. Las Vegas Review-Journal writes about Washington Syrah.The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes about Read more...

June Virtual Tasting – Saviah Cellars The Jack 2008

By |2023-01-20T06:21:32-07:00June 21st, 2010|

Pardon the interruption. Back to our regularly scheduled Washington wine program.Our June Virtual Tasting will be the 2008 Saviah Cellars The Jack. This wine retails for $18 and is widely available. The tasting will take place on Wednesday, June 30th from 7-8pm Pacific Time.What you need to do to participate is:1. Buy this month’s wine Read more...

In search of…Washington State Pinot Noir

By |2023-01-20T06:21:32-07:00June 16th, 2010|

Among the accomplishments of Washington as a wine region has not just been the ability to produce world-class wine but also the ability to grow a wide variety of grapes very well. The list of grapes that have succeeded in Washington includes Merlot, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Cabernet Franc to name just a few. Read more...

Washington Wine Round-up June 8th to 14th

By |2023-01-20T06:21:33-07:00June 15th, 2010|

A round-up of stories on Washington wine from June 8th to 14th.From around the country…Wines & Vines writes about a lecture in Italy from Whitman’s Dr. Kevin Pogue.The Memphis Daily News writes about Lemberger with a brief mention of Washington.From the blogosphere…Paul Gregutt writes about #WARose. He also writes about Viento.Under the Grape Tree writes Read more...

‘Mystery wine’ washes over Washington

By |2023-01-20T06:21:37-07:00June 14th, 2010|

With the economy still in the doldrums and wineries in Washington and elsewhere feeling the effects, many are looking for creative ways to generate revenue. This is especially true for wineries with limited offerings under the $25 mark consumers are currently focused on. So it was that two ‘mystery wine’ offers from Washington recently showed Read more...

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