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”

A Visit to Cave B Estate Winery

Half-way between Seattle and Spokane, along the I-90 corridor, there is a wine oasis. The Cave B Estate Winery sits high up on the cliffs above the Columbia River commanding spectacular views of the valley below. I have passed by the exit for the winery many times, always curious about the winery, but never venturedContinue reading “A Visit to Cave B Estate Winery”

Lunch at the Purple Cafe and Wine Bar in Seattle – Good Food and Wine

My brother, Seth and I decided to treat ourselves to a lunch and a glass of wine.  After all, we have been working pretty hard lately and a little treat was much-needed.  We chose Purple Café & Wine bar – a restaurant here in Seattle known for its healthy wine list. Purple Café has a fewContinue reading “Lunch at the Purple Cafe and Wine Bar in Seattle – Good Food and Wine”

Superbowl, BBQ Chicken and The Velvet Devil

For Superbowl Sunday, my goal was to minimize time in the kitchen and spend more time watching the game.  I pulled out my handy slow cooker and made BBQ chicken.  My sides were just as simple – smashed yams and salad. I decided to pair my meal with The Velvet Devil Merlot.  Over the summerContinue reading “Superbowl, BBQ Chicken and The Velvet Devil”

Januik Riesling and Novelty Hill Merlot Tasting Notes

Continuing my education, I recently did a tasting trip with my brother Seth.  We went to Woodinville to try a few more Washington wines. Our first stop was Novelty Hill/Januik. From my understanding, Michael Januik used to be the Winemaker for Chateau Ste. Michelle.  I really liked those wines so I was eager to tryContinue reading “Januik Riesling and Novelty Hill Merlot 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”