Tasting Notes

October 21, 2014 6:53 PM
As we rev up for holiday dining and bottle-bringing, we explore beer pairings for wine lovers
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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...
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February 1, 2013 12:00 AM
For years, Red Mountain has been known for its intense red wines, produced by wineries all over the state that gain high scores and fetch...
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December 11, 2012 12:39 AM
Jerry Riener fell in love with the fruit flies, barrels and tanks before he fell in love with wine. Working as a police officer in Lynnwood...
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November 17, 2012 1:18 AM
Some people love sparkling wines. I mean love sparkling wines. “They go with everything!” enthuses my friend and frequent tasting partner,...
October 17, 2012 11:04 PM
Classes: Wine and food pairing classes with five-course wine-paired dinnerCovington Cellars, Woodinville, 18580 142nd Ave. NE; 425.806.8636...
October 17, 2012 10:57 PM
When people talk about “food-friendly” wines, what do they mean? Wine and food just naturally go together, right? Well, yes. And no....