Tasting Luxe, Indian Wells and Ethos Reserve Amongst Others at Chateau Ste. Michelle

I decided to try my hand at tasting again, but this time I brought my brother Ian Nichols.  Ian has been a wine enthusiast for many years and agreed to teach me a little about wine tasting. We chose Saturday and headed to Woodinville and Chateau Ste. Michelle.  Chateau Ste. Michelle is a beautiful wineryContinue reading “Tasting Luxe, Indian Wells and Ethos Reserve Amongst Others at Chateau Ste. Michelle”

Should Wineries Be Family Friendly?

I read an interesting article today from the New York Cork Report: Is Wine Tasting a Family-Friendly Endeavor?, written by Tracy Weiss. Tracy does not have children, so at first I expected the article to be coming from an angle of “no kids allowed”, but was pleasantly surprised.  I was even more impressed by allContinue reading “Should Wineries Be Family Friendly?”

Getting Ready to Visit Chateau Ste. Michelle

I am one of those people who prefers to learn by experience, so I think it is time to do another tasting. I live in Seattle, so it only makes sense that I experience what this area has to offer. My first pick  is Chateau Ste. Michelle. The winery makes a nice selection of redContinue reading “Getting Ready to Visit Chateau Ste. Michelle”

Chocolate and Emeri Pink Moscato, Quite a Yummy Combination

As referenced on my other blog, Wednesday, I went to the Twirl Cafe for their “Whine” Wednesday, a combination wine tasting and child playtime. For approximately $9, the wine tasting included a 2oz taste of De Bortoli, Emeri Pink Moscato, along with 3 truffles and playtime for the kiddo. So, while my daughter investigated theContinue reading “Chocolate and Emeri Pink Moscato, Quite a Yummy Combination”

Tasting Pinot Noir at Rex Hill Winery

On Sunday, I went to Rex Hill Winery to do a tasting.  This was my first “official” tasting for this blog – and actually one of the few tastings that I have done.   The last tasting I did was probably five or so years ago. The winery is very nice – nestled on aContinue reading “Tasting Pinot Noir at Rex Hill Winery”

Preparing for My First Tasting – Rex Hill Winery

I will be heading down to Newburg, OR in about a week, so I decided this would be the opportunity to do my first official wine tasting.  I have learned that the Willamette Valley in Oregon is known for growing Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapes.  While red wines are not my most favorite, IContinue reading “Preparing for My First Tasting – Rex Hill Winery”