Maison Blueu Granache – a Delicious and Smooth Red Wine

I read a review of Maison Bleue by Paul Gregutt.  Gregutt's description of the wine  sounded so wonderful, that I had to give it a try: They are distinctive, immaculate, fragrant, complex, evocative, one might even say definitive wines – and they sell for a fraction of what competitors of comparable quality generally charge. When … Continue reading Maison Blueu Granache – a Delicious and Smooth Red Wine

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 looking … Continue 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 large … Continue reading Columbia Winery 2001 Otis Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Other Tasting Notes

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 try … Continue reading Januik Riesling and Novelty Hill Merlot Tasting Notes

March is Washington Wine Month

So, I am sure quite a few people know this - but it is news to me - March is Washington Wine Month. An article by Margot Sinclair Savell on her Write for Wine blog caught my eye. The Washington State Wine website outlines promotions and events that are happening throughout the month.  I think … Continue reading March is Washington Wine Month