Tasting Notes

washington distilleries
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...
red mountain wine region washington wine
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...
guardian cellars winery
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...
Washington sparkling wines
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....
September 22, 2012 12:30 AM
The Washington wine story is just beginning to be told. After 30 years of experimentation and steady growth, the last decade has brought...
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...