Tasting Notes

September 20, 2012 4:58 PM
Just got back from a week in sizzling So Cal, visiting my sis, going to see The Book of Mormon (Yes, it lived up to the hilarious hype. Get...
August 21, 2012 11:04 PM
It’s mighty difficult to get your head around the massive Columbia Valley. While the newest American Viticultural Area wine-growing regions...
July 17, 2012 11:18 PM
Wine and chocolate? So last summer, thanks to Seattle-based Cookie Box, which is redefining the concept of “cookie” with its savory line of...
June 15, 2012 11:26 PM
Washington winemakers are used to the spotlight; their industry’s spectacular growth over the past 30 years has gained them plenty of fame...
May 23, 2012 9:51 PM
Washington’s wine industry is maturing into adolescence—a far cry from its infancy in the early ’70s. Back then, there were only about a...
February 18, 2012 1:06 AM
Hestia, the Greek goddess of hearth and home, is a fitting symbol for Hestia Cellars. Winemaker and owner Shannon Jones came up with the...
January 14, 2012 12:04 AM
When writing about aged cocktails, I feel I should start with, “It all starts a long time ago, in a faraway place,” as if my grandfather...
December 13, 2011 12:00 AM
Wine World Warehouse is a David and Goliath tale. Literally. The 23,000-square-foot shop just off I-5 in the Wallingford neighborhood was...
November 22, 2011 7:24 PM
Back in the 1990s, Merlot was the Lady Gaga of Washington wines: red hot and showing no signs of cooling. Along with Riesling, this...
October 17, 2011 4:28 PM
At Seattle’s Canlis restaurant, great wine is as essential as great food. With 14 consecutive Grand Awards for its wine list from Wine...
September 16, 2011 8:14 PM
Just as with wine, beer purists know it’s not just what you pour, it’s also what you pour into that matters. Gary Sink, of West Seattle’s...
August 8, 2011 11:57 PM
You drive into some tiny village, walk into the local brasserie and order the set menu for lunch. A carafe of wine, pumped from a barrel...
April 18, 2011 7:09 PM
Last fall, Tenor Wines, a new super-premium brand created by the winemaker for Woodinville’s Matthews Estate to focus on top-quality reds,...
January 1, 1970 12:33 AM
The wine buzz around the Puget Sound area has been all about the explosive growth of wineries and tasting rooms in eastern Washington and...