On the nose: Understanding how to smell your wine

It's easy to get intimidated when at a wine tasting event. All around you, people are swirling, sniffing, taking notes and making comments about fruits and spices. For you, its all grapes: looks like wine, smells like wine, and oh yeah, it taste like wine too. That's a perfectly fine way to drink your wine, … Continue reading On the nose: Understanding how to smell your wine

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The Spanish Table – Helpful Service and Great Wine Selection

I wanted to continue my way through Spain the correct way (with good wine and food) - so, I headed down to The Spanish Table near the Pike Place Market.  I knew they would have a good selection of wine and give me inspiration. I did my research before I went to the store.  I … Continue reading The Spanish Table – Helpful Service and Great Wine Selection

Taking a Virtual Around the World Trip and Wine Tour

My commute sometimes consists of a ferry ride across the Puget Sound, and there is something about being on the water that is inspiring.  As I was walking along the dock one glorious, sunny evening, I decided I should add "a trip around the world" to my bucket list. I have the travel bug often, … Continue reading Taking a Virtual Around the World Trip and Wine Tour

Barrister Winery Tour and Tasting – A Wonderful Experience Part 2

And finally - Part 2, the tour of Barrister Winery. Our tour guide was winemaker/owner Greg Lipsker, an excellent guide and teacher. We started the tour in the area where they press the wine every fall.  Greg explained that Barrister Winery leases rows of grapes from various vineyards in the Columbia Valley.  They decide both … Continue reading Barrister Winery Tour and Tasting – A Wonderful Experience Part 2