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By TIMI GUSTAFSON, R.D.
Making resolutions at the turn of the year is a time-honored, albeit tiring, custom. It basically forces you to admit you were wrong to indulge in all these wonderful dinner parties and …

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Napa Valley winery to launch Washington state brand
December 26, 2013 – | Comments Off

By Andy Perdue, Great Northwest Wine
One of Napa Valley’s premier wineries is coming to Washington.
Duckhorn Vineyards in St. Helena, Calif., will launch a Cabernet Sauvignon-focused winery using grapes from Red Mountain. Carol Reber, chief marketing …

Top Wine picks from Great Northwest Invitational
December 10, 2013 – | Comments Off
Top Wine picks from Great Northwest Invitational

By Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue, Great Northwest Wine
A new wine competition that takes a different approach has revealed some fascinating results.

One night, 100 wines: Lifespring fundraiser Oct. 5
October 3, 2013 – | Comments Off
One night, 100 wines: Lifespring fundraiser Oct. 5

For wine aficionados, their cup (or glass, in this case) really does floweth over this month with the return of Le Vin à Son Apogée (Wine At Its Best). The LifeSpring fundraiser, set for Oct. …

Fall white wines that defy fashion faux pas
October 3, 2013 – | Comments Off

It might not be fashionable to wear white after Labor Day, but it is perfectly acceptable to drink white wine straight into autumn.
Here are several white wines we’ve tasted that are priced at $15. Look …

Northwest wine: Washington rosés make summer better
August 15, 2013 – | Comments Off
Northwest wine: Washington rosés make summer better

By Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman
Rosés are superb wines. Great rosés are beautiful to gaze upon, and they are so delicious to drink, pairing especially well with the outdoor living and cuisine that come with …

Wine time
July 26, 2013 – | Comments Off
Wine time

Looking to visit wine country? Woodinville’ s wine tastings are making it that much easier. Check out what’s going on in Woodinville Wine Country this month…
Thursday, Aug. 1
Hollywood/Tourist District:
First Thursday Wine Walk, 4-8 p.m
On the …

Affordable reds for summer
July 25, 2013 – | Comments Off
Affordable reds for summer

By Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman
Summer is the time to begin preparing for a lot more casual dining, and that means affordable wines. Here are some priced for everyday enjoyment.
Boomtown 2010 Syrah, Washington, $16: This …

The perfect pair
February 2, 2013 – | Comments Off
The perfect pair

BY LINDA BALL
Several of the wineries and tasting rooms in Woodinville are pairing wine and chocolate for special tastings in honor of Valentine’s Day. It’s a lovely way to spend an afternoon or evening with …

The sweetest solution
January 8, 2013 – | Comments Off
The sweetest solution

BY ANDY PERDUE AND ERIC DEGERMAN
Washington’s original wine grape is once again the state’s most dominant variety, both in quality and quantity.
While this might seem like old news — great Riesling has been growing in …

How to avoid the wine rut this fall
November 19, 2012 – | Comments Off
How to avoid the wine rut this fall

By David White
Whether you’re a veteran oenophile or a budding wine enthusiast, you’ve probably fallen into a wine rut at one point or another.
Perhaps you’ve never been disappointed by a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, so …