Tasting Notes

June 10, 2015 5:17 PM
Washington meaderies give the ancient honey wine a makeover
October 22, 2014 11:22 PM
There is nothing quite like Cabernet Sauvignon. While other varieties swim in and out of fashion, Cabernet—one of Washington state’s...
October 21, 2014 6:53 PM
For too long we’ve thought of wine and beer like cats and dogs: that is, you are either a cat person or a dog person. As craft beer’s...
August 15, 2014 10:32 PM
This beach-and-vampire classic goes back to 1922 and the Rudolph Valentino movie of the same name. Actually, with the below recipe, which...
July 17, 2014 7:18 PM
The recent boom in Washington distilleries has resulted in producers of all sizes, from large spirit and liqueur makers (hello, Woodinville...
June 16, 2014 4:43 PM
From mustaches that wouldn’t look out of place in a Civil War photo to a new love of latch hook, the millennial generation isn’t shy about...
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March 17, 2014 11:19 PM
Renowned Russian poet Anna Akhmatova once said, “Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life.” This sentiment is echoed...
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March 12, 2014 4:39 PM
The backlash against Chardonnay—summed up by the “ABC” (“anything but Chardonnay”) trend among wine drinkers and the result of one too many...
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February 13, 2014 12:00 AM
When someone says “single malt” in conversation at the bar, the vast majority of people tend to think of single malt Scotch whiskey made...
September 12, 2013 11:22 PM
For about as long as wine has been made in Washington, there have been two predominent vessels for fermentation and aging: oak and...
September 10, 2013 5:49 PM
Not only is our local cider great for sipping, but because it is complex, not overly sweet, and layered with fruit and other flavors, it...
September 10, 2013 5:43 PM
It’s surprising that, with its deep, rich history, hard cider hasn’t had a more prominent place in the artisan drinking revolution. As we’...
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July 16, 2013 6:09 PM
Ever since the tweaks in the liquor laws made distilling in Washington state legal, we’ve seen a pretty wide assortment of spirit and...
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April 10, 2013 7:48 PM
When Kay Simon and Clay Mackey first put down roots in Prosser in 1983, there were only about 40 wineries in the state, and the Yakima...
March 19, 2013 8:34 PM
Rosé has been undergoing a metamorphosis in Washington, from afterthought to intention. The old way of thinking went something like this: “...
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February 15, 2013 6:41 PM
A growing distilling scene like ours in Washington goes through a series of stages. First, everyone’s excited about what might become...