Gorgeous in the Gorge

    The Columbia River Gorge is perhaps one of the most dynamic wine growing areas in all the world. Certainly hard to beat in terms of dramatic landscape. The Columbia River Gorge AVA was established in 2004, it's slogan "a world of wines in 40 miles" hints at the kind of variety that this sort of dynamism allows for.

    2 readers - By Clive Pursehouse/ The Northwest Wine Anthem

    Washington's New Balance: Woodinville Shows the Way

    It would be technically correct to say that the Washington wine industry's roots were set down in Woodinville all those years ago when Chateau Ste Michelle established their Woodinville location as a kind of wine destination. It has become the state's ground zero for consumer wine education with over half of the state's population within an hour drive.

    3 readers - By Clive Pursehouse/ The Northwest Wine Anthem

    The Procrastinator's Guide to Feast PDX

    Stop what you’re doing lollygaggers, Feast PDX is this weekend. No, not two months from now I’ll figure it out when it gets closer, THIS weekend, and by now, tons of the eating/tasting/drinking/drooling sessions have already sold out. Luckily, the Feast organizers planned on wasting nobody’s time and made each and every one of their events completely amazing.

    2 readers - By The Northwest Wine Anthem

    Coming Up: The Anthem Prepares to FEAST Portland-Style!

    This year we’re thrilled to have been invited to attend Feast Portland, a renowned all-things-food-and-drink festival coming up September 18th – 21st in The City of Roses itself! Founded in 2012, Feast could be considered a crash course of sorts in the now standard farm-to-table culinary approach that has driven the Oregon restaurant scene.

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    Everyday is a Celebration

    Life is full of special occasions but it seems like we're too busy or something to notice. Most of us are guilty and wine lovers perhaps more than others of designating certain occasions "special occasions " and most occasions not special enough. That's a real downer if you ask me. There are many occasions to motivate one to pop a cork on a really nice bottle, some of us, and I ...

    3 readers - By Clive Pursehouse/ The Northwest Wine Anthem

    Looking Forward & Looking Back: Gypsy Dancer

    Gary Andrus was, from what I've read a giant of the American wine scene, I never had the chance to meet him. In 1978 he founded Napa Valley's Pine Ridge Vineyards, and then in 1993 he founded one of the biggest names in the Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, particularly as the Valley developed it's reputation, in Archery Summit.

    By Clive Pursehouse/ The Northwest Wine Anthem

    Quiet Mastery: Walla Walla's Mackey Vineyards

    The Washington wine business attracts all kinds. Meticulous engineers who got into wine because they enjoyed the finer things in life, but were captivated by the science behind it. Foodies and amateur chefs who loved what wines did for their meals, and their quality of life and even the odd millionaire who made their fortune and sought the "glamorous life" that owning a winery s ...

    2 readers - By Clive Pursehouse/ The Northwest Wine Anthem

    Ashan Cellars: A Washington Chardonnay Focus

    Chardonnay in Washington has long been, until just the last year or two the most planted variety in the state. A varietal Chardonnay likely remains the country's most popular wine, and the state has a few producers who are really demonstrating a mastery of Chardonnay, my favorites have been from Abeja, Efeste and Forgeron Cellars.

    1 readers - By Clive Pursehouse/ The Northwest Wine Anthem

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