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Adrice Wines: Thirst for Knowledge

Adrice Wines: Thirst for Knowledge


Posted on Aug 14, 2019

Woodinville Washington wine

Winemaker Pamela Adkins

For many successful people, knowing what they want is often the motive behind their achievements. For Pamela Adkins knowing what she doesn’t want has been a big part of her success as winemaker and co-owner of Adrice Wines.

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Woodinville Washington wine

The Pomum & Idilico lineup.

We are unabashed fans of wine from Washington State. We also happen to love Spanish wine so when we found out that there was a Spanish winemaker in Washington, we knew we had to meet him and find out more about his winery: Pomum Cellars.

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woodinville washington wine

Winemaker Jason Long [Photo: Long Cellars]

One of the first things you see in Jason Long, proprietor and winemaker at Long Cellars in Woodinville Washington, is that he is a people person. He greeted us at his tasting room/winery with a friendly smile and a warm, easy going manner. As we later learned after an hour of interviewing and tasting with him, being a people person is a big part of Jason’s success as winery owner.

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San Sebastian

Salad, Pintxos style.

There’s no better way to explore a city, particularly a gastronomic mecca like San Sebastián, than to eat your way through it. In this case, one Pintxo (tapas) at a time. Despite the plethora of Michelin-rated restaurants, our most rewarding glimpse of the city and its energetic vibe, was a night spent wandering around the Old Town sampling the local food and wine.

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The Influence of Oak in Wine

The Influence of Oak in Wine


Posted on Jul 10, 2019

Napa Valley Wine

Freshly cleaned oak barrels.

More and more the topic of oak is part of the discussion in the wine world. We thought that it would be a good idea to do a little further exploration in to the topic and share with our readers some of why oak is used in wine and why it is being discussed.

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Laurel Glen Vineyard: Sonoma Strong

Laurel Glen Vineyard: Sonoma Strong


Posted on Jul 3, 2019

sonoma valley wine

Bettina Sichel

On a recent trip to Sonoma, we had the opportunity to catch up with Bettina Sichel of Laurel Glen Vineyard. We first wrote about Laurel Glen two years ago, before the devasting fires of 2017. It was great to hear first-hand how Sonoma has recovered from one of the worst wildfires in the region’s history.

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Barnett Vineyards: Wine Elevated

Barnett Vineyards: Wine Elevated


Posted on Jun 26, 2019

Spring Valley Napa Valley wine

The front gate entrance at Barnett.

There is definitely a difference between the fruit that is grown on the Napa Valley floor versus the fruit that is grown high up in the mountains. We got to taste that difference first-hand when we visited Barnett Vineyards, atop of Spring Mountain, at the northern end of the Mayacamas Range that separates Napa from Sonoma.

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