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    Final harvest for Paul Champoux

    Paul Champoux looks at his 1972 block of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Horse Heaven Hills. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) ALDERDALE, Wash. – In the next few weeks, one of Washington’s most talented and respected grape growers will harvest his last cluster of grapes. The 2014 harvest will be Paul Champoux’s last.

    7 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

    Fall Creek Vineyards: A Wonderful New Venture in Driftwood, Texas

    Fall Creek Vineyards: A Wonderful New Venture in Driftwood, Texas The biggest news that I’ve heard is some time started with an email out of the blue from Susan Auler that said, “Just wanted to let you know about our wonderful new venture.” The details that followed were about a new Fall Creek Vineyards location in Driftwood, Texas.

    6 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      The Origins of Ceviche, Tempura and Fish & Chips

      The Passionate Foodie - - 5 readers - Consider some of the most popular seafood dishes from all around the world, such as Ceviche from Peru, Shrimp Tempura from Japan and Fish & Chips from Britain. You probably wouldn't suspect that they actually had a common origin, in a 1500 year-old Persian meat stew. As I mentioned recently, I've been immersed in a fascinating new book, The Language of Food: A Linguist Re ...

      History, mystery in Harrison Hill Vineyard

      Great Northwest Wine - - 4 readers - Harrison Hill Vineyard is in the Snipes Mountain AVA in Washington’s Yakima Valley. Its oldest vines date back to 1962, and its history with wine grapes goes back a century. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) SUNNYSIDE, Wash. – Harrison Hill would barely qualify as a footnote in Washington wine history were it not for a nudge more than 20 years ago from one of Washin ...

      A half-decade later, Washington wine industry reflects on David Lake

      Great Northwest Wine - - 3 readers - David Lake was a Master of Wine who was head winemaker for Columbia Winery from 1979 to 2005. He died five years ago. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Winery) Five years ago, Washington wine country lost a legend, a giant upon whose shoulders the rest of the state industry was built. David Lake died Oct. 5, 2009. He was 66.

      English and Welsh Wines: A First Glance

      elizabethsvines - - 3 readers - I am idly glancing at the Cyprus Mail newspaper one day earlier this year and come across an article about English sparkling wines. In a moment of quiet reflection, I realize that I am mainly writing about French, Canadian and Cyprus wines but not paying attention to what is happening with wines in my homeland! With United Kingdom wines now on my radar, I decide to look for a ...

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      Tasting history: a Harrison Hill vertical

      …. This exudes aromas and flavors of sage, dried thyme and Rainier cherry. On the palate, it’s still youthful, round and luscious, backed with impressive acidity, elegant tannins and a lengthy finish. DeLille Cellars 2005 Harrison Hill, Yakima Valley: Grown in a hot year that also witnessed a drought throughout the Columbia Valley, the 2005 Harrison…

      1 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      History, mystery in Harrison Hill Vineyard

      … were harvested along with several other vineyards – including Upland Vineyard. “Five acres doesn’t even fill the hoses at Ste. Michelle,” said Chris Upchurch, winemaker and partner for DeLille Cellars in Woodinville. DeLille and Harrison Hill Chris Upchurch is the winemaker for DeLille Cellars. Thanks to a tip from David Lake, Upchurch was able…

      4 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      The Origins of Ceviche, Tempura and Fish & Chips

      … Consider some of the most popular seafood dishes from all around the world, such as Ceviche from Peru, Shrimp Tempura from Japan and Fish & Chips from Britain. You probably wouldn't suspect that they actually had a common origin, in a 1500 year-old Persian meat stew. As I mentioned recently, I've been immersed in a fascinating new book…

      5 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Fall Creek Vineyards: A Wonderful New Venture in Driftwood, Texas

      …Fall Creek Vineyards: A Wonderful New Venture in Driftwood, Texas The biggest news that I’ve heard is some time started with an email out of the blue from Susan Auler that said, “Just wanted to let you know about our wonderful new venture.” The details that followed were about a new Fall Creek Vineyards location in Driftwood, Texas. The plans…

      6 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

      A half-decade later, Washington wine industry reflects on David Lake

      … for a year before planting them in 1986. When those vines were planted, Lake brought some Côte-Rôtie wines (Syrah from the Northern Rhône) for Sauer and his crew to enjoy. Then, they dug holes amid the vines and buried the bottles. “David recognized at that time that it was part of history being made,” Sauer said. “I didn’t – I was planting more…

      3 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      Final harvest for Paul Champoux

      …Paul Champoux looks at his 1972 block of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Horse Heaven Hills. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) ALDERDALE, Wash. – In the next few weeks, one of Washington’s most talented and respected grape growers will harvest his last cluster of grapes. The 2014 harvest will be Paul Champoux’s last. The man who…

      7 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      English and Welsh Wines: A First Glance

      …; I can’t wait to taste this! The selection also includes the Davenport Limney Estate sparking wine produced from Pinot Noir and Auxerrois. Davenport is an organic winery and another prizewinner in the 2014 English and Welsh Wine of the Year Competition with their sparking wine the first organic sparking wine to win a trophy. Davenport Vineyards…

      3 readers - By elizabethsvines

      Getting to the Heart and Soul of Suisun Valley

      … told story for the very first time is amazing to me to have this opportunity. I have what some people like to think of as a “scoop,” when in fact… Writing The Earliest History of Grape Growing in Suisun Valley has me really off and running, and the rest will be history… as the saying goes, as I get to tie in the time between Chief Solano, the 1940s…

      4 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog

      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 1)

      … soared. By 1877, it was being considered the national grape of Uruguay, and in honor of Pascal, Tannat became commonly referred to as Harriague. Another important person in the history of wine in Uruguay is Francisco Vidiella, a former gardener from Catalonia. In 1874, he established a vineyard and winery at Colón, planting Folle Noire and Gamay…

      5 readers - By Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie

      Red Willow Vineyard: Hallowed ground in the Yakima Valley

      … is where he built one of the great partnerships and friendships in the history of Washington wine. Here is where four generations of a family have farmed on the Yakama Nation reservation and in the shadow of rugged Mount Adams. In this week’s Great Northwest Winecast, we head to Red Willow Vineyard to chat with Sauer. Here’s the interview. Mike…

      8 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      A Day in Alentejo, Portugal in Photos

      … Portugal: A Day in Alentejo with Esporao After a day of travel, we arrived to Lisbon early morning, then drove southeast, checking into a hotel in UNESCO World Heritage site, Evora, Portugal. The city stands within a 15th c. outer standing wall, with the center including portions of an 11th c. fortification. Ancient megolithic monuments, 3rd…

      1 readers - By Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews