A Look Back at 2011’s Best Washington Wines

By |2023-01-20T06:13:04-07:00January 31st, 2012|

For the past four years I’ve published an annual list of my favorite wines based on those I’ve sampled here from the year gone by. Below is a look back at some of my favorites from 2011 (see the 2010 list here, 2009 here, and 2008 here). This list was compiled in the following manner. Read more...

How to Return a Corked Bottle of Wine (and Why You Should)

By |2023-01-20T06:13:06-07:00January 26th, 2012|

January’s Virtual Tasting is tonight from 7-8pm Pacific. Read about how to participate here.The incidence of cork taint has been variously reported to be as little as 0.7% and as much as 10%. However, for most retailers, distributors, and wineries, it often appears to be a non-issue for one simple reason. Consumers rarely return corked Read more...

Five Wines Under $15 January 2012

By |2023-01-20T06:13:13-07:00January 25th, 2012|

January’s Virtual Tasting is Thursday January 26th from 7-8pm Pacific. Read about how to participate here.In tough times, we continue the search for good, inexpensive wines.We start off today with three wines from Forgeron Cellars’ Blacksmith label. The goal of Blacksmith is to focus on wines that provide both quality and value. In this, winemaker Read more...

Rating System Display

By |2023-01-20T06:13:14-07:00January 24th, 2012|

As I wrote earlier this month, I have changed my rating system from a home grown, five point system to a traditional five star system. Please note that these ratings will be displayed in subsequent posts as follows: (Exceptional) (Excellent) (Good) (Decent) (Not recommended/Flawed)Read additional details about the rating system here.

Washington Wine Round-up January 15th-21st 2012

By |2023-01-20T06:13:14-07:00January 23rd, 2012|

A round-up of stories on Washington wine from January 15th to 21st. Read previous round-ups here.From around the world…Edmonton Journal writes about the Kung Fu Girl Riesling (look at that Canadian tariff!).From around the country…Shanken News Daily writes that Southern will buy Odom’s stake in distribution venture.The Chicago Tribune writes about how to pair wine, Read more...

Washington Wine Round-up January 8th-14th 2012

By |2023-01-20T06:13:15-07:00January 19th, 2012|

A round-up of stories on Washington wine from January 8th to 14th 2012. Read previous round-ups here.From around the country (and abundance of love this week)…Wines and Vines writes about Olympia trying to cut wine red tape.CNN writes about the best wines to have with a grilled cheese with a callout to Washington riesling.The Fort Read more...

Old school! Recent print articles

By |2023-01-20T06:13:15-07:00January 18th, 2012|

The January/February 2012 issue of Edible Seattle contains an article I wrote on EFESTĒ's Brennon Leighton. Check it out on newsstands now. See a directory of locations to find a copy here.Enjoy!

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