August Brings the Auction of Washington Wines

    One of our favorite summer events is the Auction of Washington Wines, a glamorous and fun weekend that benefits Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Washington Wine Education Foundation. This August marks the 27th year of the event, which has raised more than $30 million sin...

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    Double Canyon-New Winemaker, New Wine

    We recently became big fans of Double Canyon, established just seven years ago in Horse Heaven Hills, and named for the two ravines that run through the property in central Washington state. Double Canyon’s first wine, a 2010 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from Double Canyon Vin...

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    Don’t Miss Chateau St. Michelle’s Summer Concert Series

    There are still tickets left for some of the first-rate performers at Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Summer Concert Series, at the scenic outdoor amphitheater on the beautiful winery grounds in Woodinville. It’s a wonderful way to spend a summer afternoon or evening. And this week...

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    Mollydooker Wines-Part 2

    As promised in our previous blog post, Mollydooker-Part 1, we want to share information about Sparky and Sarah Marquis’ unique “Marquis Fruit Weight™,” along with other stories we heard from Sparky’s dad, Leigh Gawith, who is also the vineyard manager. Sparky and Leigh are ...

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    Mollydooker Wines-Part 1

    Our visit to Mollydooker‘s Cellar Door highlighted our travels to McLaren Vale last month. A “cellar door” in Australia is the equivalent of a “tasting room” in the U.S. and Canada. In just a couple of hours, we tasted some absolutely amazing wines; learned the Mollydooker ...

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    Franciscan Estate

    Since 1975, Franciscan Estate has produced wine in the Napa Valley, where Cabernet Sauvignon is king. So we were delighted to receive samples of 2011 Franciscan Estate Cab and Merlot to taste. 2011 Franciscan Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Although 2011 was a cha...

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    Angel Vine Wine

    Angel Vine is an Oregon winery specializing in Washington Zinfandel and Primitivo, and to a lesser extent, Petite Sirah. The wine is made by Ed Fus in one of our favorite places in Oregon wine country, Carlton, but the grapes come from Washington state: Walla Walla Valley, Ho...

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    Chateau Ste. Michelle Summer Concert Series

    The first sign of summer, to us, isn’t the arrival of the magnificent cherry blossoms or the longer hours of daylight. Rather, it’s the   announcement of the first-rate performers at Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Summer Concert Series. We attend one of the concerts at the scenic ...

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    What’s in Our Glasses Lately?

    We’ve had many reasons to celebrate in the last few months — birthdays, anniversaries and vacations — and what better time to pull out a bottle of fine Washington state wine from our cellar? We also found some good-value reds lately — how can you miss at $14-$16 for Washing...

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    Spring is in the Air at Six Seven Restaurant

    We can’t think of a better way to celebrate spring than having a five-star meal at the award-winning Six Seven Restaurant at The Edgewater, one of Seattle’s most stunning hotels. Let us start out by saying run, don’t walk, to this gorgeous spot on the pier, where you will ...

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    Reserve – A limited amount of tickets left

    Run, don’t walk, to pick up tickets to the newest wine tasting event in the Seattle area, featuring two unique opportunities to experience the best wines in Woodinville – all rated above 90. And that’s why we say “Hurry!” This stellar lineup will be poured on April 25 at Wi...

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