• A Deep-Rooted History: Holiday Barrel Tasting Weekend

      It's been asked if I will be around this weekend and the answer is, "Yes!" However, I won't be around to taste and take notes, but I will be around to sign books, Wines of Walla Walla Valley: A Deep-Rooted History. The good news is that you can find me at various wineries signing my new book, giving you an opportunity to taste the wines of where I will be located - - and yes, th ...

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    • It's Fall Release Weekend: No Fallout on Etiquette

      Pages It's Fall Release Weekend: No Fallout on Etiquette Yeah-yeah-yeah, it's been awhile since I have lectured y'all on tasting room etiquette, but in my couple of years of being away from my wine blog, but still behind the wine counter, a few of you have gotten a bit rusty on your tasting room etiquette. I would like to say, "You know who you are ...

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    • A Grenache That Liked Me: Maison Bleue Winery

      Pages A Grenache That Liked Me: Maison Bleue Winery In France, it is known as Grenache. In Spain, it is Garnacha. Cannonau is the synonym it's referred to on the island of Sardinia. In the 19th century this spicy berry-flavored red grape, with notes of pepper, found its way to California, more than likely from Europe.

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  • Small People ...

    Small People ... "Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine." - Fran Lebowitz, Writer and Humorist When I heard this quote a few years ago, at first I was offended. Hey, I love talking about wine and I don't think I am "small" other in height of 5 feet 2".

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  • Clever Marketing or Old World Tradition: Beaujolais Nouveau

    Clever Marketing or Old World Tradition: Beaujolais Nouveau Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! The New Beaujolais has arrived! If you are a knowledgeable wine retailer, you know it's rather festive to bring a case or two of Beaujolais Nouveau in for many reasons: to educate some wine newbies and to assist those wine lovers who keep this tradition.

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  • In Remembrance: Eric Michael Dunham

    Pages In Remembrance: Eric Michael Dunham I am not sure what else there is to say that hasn't already been fondly, yet passionately said. On Thursday, October 23 the wine community of Walla Walla lost one of their best - Eric Dunham, a founder and partner of Dunham Cellars. Eric was a son, brother, husband, father, friend, and a winemaker.

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  • Happy Halloween: Numbskull

    No, I am not calling anyone a name ... Last weekend I gathered with 19 of my "sorority" sisters for our annual "tea." However, I would defy anyone to even find a tea bag at our gatherings. Instead, corks fly like witches on brooms and bubbles dance in our wine glasses. For that true effect of Halloween gore, every good party needs a little red wine, and we usually keep a few bottles around.

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  • The Book

    If you have ever written a book, then you will understand. This is one of the reasons why I took time off from the blog so I could put my energy into "The Book." It consumes you. Even when you have reached a "writer's block," it still consumes you, as you sit and stare onto the computer screen, and keep telling yourself you are working.

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  • Love on the Rocks: The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater

    Was it a Frenchman’s folly the day young French vigneron Christophe Baron ventured across the Washington state-line and made a discovery that reminded him of the famed cobblestones of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine region in France? As Baron was roaming the countryside between Walla Walla and Milton-Freewater, OR, he couldn’t help but take notice of the ancient rugged bed of the old Walla Walla R.

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  • The Long Strange Trip ...

    To quote Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, “What a long strange trip it's been.” It truly has been, but it sure feels good to dust off this little blog. The last four years have been an interesting journey. While I am happy to close the chapter of being in wine retail, I am certainly glad I did it.

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