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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 Reads ...

      Getting to the Heart and Soul of Suisun Valley

      Wine Blog - - 4 readers - I’ve been working with the Suisun Valley Vintners and Grapegrowers for a long time, at various capacities. My original tasks were primarily to get the name Suisun Valley on the map, and onto the radar screen. They had been in some sort of Rip Van Winkle time warp, and Jose and I were called in to help them illuminate their valley in the wine media and beyond.

      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 Washingto ...

      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.

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      Tasting history: a Harrison Hill vertical

      … could do with the grapes and handed over control of the vineyard. In 1993, the Newhouses tore out all but the 1962 Cabernet Sauvignon vines and replanted to Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Upchurch made his first Harrison Hill bottling with the 1994 vintage, and it has been one of his favorite wines since. Harrison Hill vertical…

      1 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      History, mystery in Harrison Hill Vineyard

      … Sauvignon and replanted with more Cab, as well as Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Today, those vines are more than 20 years old. Also in the years since Associated Vintners planted those grapes in the early 1960s, a neighborhood had sprung up around the vineyard. Today, homes surround Harrison Hill on three sides, which also means telephone wires…

      4 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      The Origins of Ceviche, Tempura and Fish & Chips

      … you, as well as make you think of food in different ways. I highly recommend this book and I'm back discussing issues raised in the book. In one of the chapters, From Sikbaj to Fish and Chips, Jurafsky explores the origins of several popular seafood dishes, and that history extends back to 6th century Persia. At that time, Khosrau I Anushirvan…

      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

      … to the UK, I realize my window on English and Welsh wines has been opened by a couple of inches only. There is clearly much more to learn and appreciate to get the full view of this industry. History indicates that vineyards were first established in Britain during the 300 years of Roman occupation. Organizations such as the Royal Academy of Arts…

      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)

      … the area. By 1603, though they didn't yet possess a permanent settlement, the Spanish introduced cattle, finding a verdant land which they thought would be conducive to such ranches. Finally, in 1624, they established their first permanent settlement at Soriano on the Río Negro. During this period, Jesuit missionaries also created a number…

      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