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A glass of Rosé at JM Cellars in Woodinville.

Every year about this time, a certain anticipation amongst wine drinkers begins to grow. As spring does its best to put stubborn old man winter to bed for the next 6 months, birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and the shelves at local wine shops are suddenly teeming with bottles filled with varying shades of pink. There’s an audible gasp of excitement emanating from wine lovers everywhere…Rosé season has finally arrived.

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ABC: Anything But Chardonnay?

ABC: Anything But Chardonnay?


Posted on Apr 17, 2019

 

bunch of grapes

Chardonnay grapes

We are not too sure why, but for several years now we have been hearing the three-letter acronym of “ABC” as standing for anything but Chardonnay. We decided, with a little help from our friends, to do a little digging around on the subject.

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La rioja Alavesa

A perfect start.

We were first introduced to the talented Echapresto Brothers on a trip to Northern Spain a few years ago with Iberian Wine Tours. Our farewell dinner on that tour was at the stunning Valpiedra Winery in Rioja, and the two brothers closed down their Michelin-rated restaurant, Venta Moncalvillo, in order to personally look after our group. Carlos is the Sommelir, Ignacio is the Chef, and their partnership is nothing short of gastronomic bliss.

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Soter Vineyards: Provisions Tasting

Soter Vineyards: Provisions Tasting


Posted on Apr 3, 2019

willamette valley oregon wine

2014 Mineral Springs Brut Rosé paired with Coho Crudo

There is a trend that we are seeing globally, towards wineries upping their culinary game to create food dishes on site to go with their wines. Of course, why wouldn’t they? Wine is better with food and food is better with wine.

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St emilion winery

The view behind the tasting room.

Of the two principal appellations of Bordeaux’s Right Bank, Saint-Émilion is a place so full of history it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is everything you’d imagine from a French village in this region—cobblestone streets, stone fences, and vineyards as far as the eye can see. It is also home to its fair share of top-quality wineries and our visit to Château Beau-Séjour Bécot, a Premier Grand Cru Classé, certainly lived up to both its name and its reputation.

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d’Arenberg: Solving the Puzzle

d’Arenberg: Solving the Puzzle


Posted on Mar 20, 2019

Mclaren Vale Australia wine

One of the great views at d’Arenberg.

On a recent trip to South Australia we made the drive from Adelaide to McLaren Vale to taste at one of Australia’s most iconic wineries: d’Arenberg. “Tasting” is probably not the right word; “experiencing” is a better descriptor. That is because d’Arenberg is more than a cellar door, the Australian term for tasting room. That is also because a visit at d’Arenberg is more than just a tasting; it an experience that combines wine tasting, world class dining, brashly innovative architecture, a wine museum, and of course, some great wine.

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Melville Winery: Rooted in the Soil

Melville Winery: Rooted in the Soil


Posted on Mar 13, 2019

Santa Barbara County wine

The tasting room at Melville.

Within the Sta. Rita Hills AVA in Santa Barbara County, there are only a handful of wineries that have reached critical acclaim worldwide. For the last two decades Melville Winery has consistently produced top quality wines in this underrated region, helping bring attention to its very unique terroir and the exciting potential still to be realized there.

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Damsel Cellars: Out In Front

Damsel Cellars: Out In Front


Posted on Mar 6, 2019

Woodinville Washington wine

Winemaker Mari Womack

Damsel Cellars. The name of the winery might conjure up the historical myth of a woman, seemingly helpless, in need of rescuing. In the case of the woman behind the winery based in Woodinville, Washington and the meaning behind the name, nothing could be further from the truth.

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