Bonterra Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon

While scrolling through Amazon Video recently, I came across the Wine Enthusiast show: It starts with wine, California: The organic way (Season 1, Episode 3). The show highlighted the winery Bonterra, and I was instantly intrigued by they’re unconventional farming methods highlighted in the show.  After reading more about the winery, it’s organic and biodynamicContinue reading “Bonterra Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon”

Fall Wine Classic: Chappellet, Piccini Memoro and Campo Al Mare

The cooler weather and shorter days are a sure sign fall is here. To me, this means it is time for something a little heartier on the menu and in the glass. A recent shipment from Wine Chateau brought me three great wines, a fall classic of sorts. My selection included a bottle of ChappelletContinue reading “Fall Wine Classic: Chappellet, Piccini Memoro and Campo Al Mare”

Barrister Winery Tour and Tasting – A Wonderful Experience Part 1

Over Easter weekend, my brothers, sister-in-law and I went on a tour of Barrister Winery in Spokane, WA.  I was very excited to go tour a winery – the last time I toured a winery, it didn’t mean much to me.  Now, I had a little bit better understanding of the industry and was lookingContinue reading “Barrister Winery Tour and Tasting – A Wonderful Experience Part 1”

Columbia Winery 2001 Otis Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Other Tasting Notes

Our second stop on my recent Woodinville tasting trip was to the Columbia Winery. As I mentioned in my earlier post, I went with my brother Seth, who also did an excellent summary of our tastings. Pulling into the parking lot, the winery was exactly what one would expect when tasting wine – a largeContinue reading “Columbia Winery 2001 Otis Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Other Tasting Notes”

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”