Washington State

    Charles Smith The Honourable Riesling

    … bumped into this wine of his, a deliciously focused and utterly drinkable Riesling. I like the balance: it’s a wine that you can just drink, but if you give it some attention, it will reward you with another dimension. 2013 Washington State, USA 13.5% alcohol. Lively and fresh with lovely grapefruit and lemon notes, as well as a hint of grapey…

    1 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

    Flavors to Fall for: Squash and Sausage Soup with Pumpkin Cornbread #winepw

    …, coriander 1/2 tsp. red pepper powder (We like it spicy! Reduce if you do not) 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. black pepper - or to taste 1 1/2 to 2 cups chicken stock 1 small bunch of collards cherry tomatoes olive oil Soup: Cut squash in half lengthwise and scoop out squash guts and seeds. Bake cut side down on a lightly oiled aluminum foil lined baking…

    1 readers - By Jade Helm/ Tasting Pour

    Columbia Crest Grand Estates Red Blend 2011

    … that tradition. This is a solid wine that will pair well with comfort foods, pot roast, spaghetti with meatballs or gourmet burgers. A lush, smooth, soft approachable wine, that has structure and character. Another fine example of excellent value priced (you should find it for around $10 to $14) wine from Washington State. …

    4 readers - By CHEAP WINE FINDER

    Discovering Treasure in Horse Heaven Hills

    …. “The wine trade was different in the 1980’s,” explains Doug Rowell. “We grew the grapes and then had to find someone who wanted them.” Enter Columbia Crest, Chateau St. Michelle, and the wine boom of the mid 1990’s and these grape growers were in business. Sandy and Doug Rowell at McKinley Springs Vineyard A Taste of Heaven Raymon McKee, Red…

    2 readers - By Jade Helm/ Tasting Pour

    LCBO Vintages release – September 13, 2014 (WVN 200)

    …. It is intense with toast, brioche, bruised apple, slight oxidation, foamy mousse and sharp acid. The finish is long with lingering flinty minerals. Buy a few bottles for the upcoming holiday season. Exceptional value! Extra dry, sparkling wine – $49.95 per bottle USA, Washington State– Reininger Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 This wine is another…

    1 readers - By W John Switzer/ The Winesights Reader

    Horse Heaven Hills Vineyards Tour

    … around Horse Heaven Hills: trust your GPS. You may think it’s lying to you when you’re trying to head to Prosser for a beer, but it’s actually just sending you along a scenic gravel road. No need to panic. And if you’re wonder exactly where the Horse Heaven Hills are, the good folks at Wine Folly let me reproduce this map. Click on it to get even more information on Washington Wine. Tags: alder ridge vineyard, champoux vineyard, coyote canyon vineyard, horse heaven hills, muscat canelli…

    4 readers - By Jameson Fink/ Jameson Fink

    Wine in Idaho: Telaya Wines

    … they envisioned their future. After much consideration and having agreed on their mutual love of wine, Earl came up with the name Telaya (combining “Teton” with “playa”), and their next adventure was borne. The pair came to know a group of winemakers in Washington State who helped them strike partnerships to make wine using Columbia Valley fruit…

    5 readers - By Lauren Mowery/ CHASING THE VINE

    Wine in Idaho: Cinder Wines

    … Continued from People Make Wine in Idaho. I’ve Got Proof! Garden City, a former Chinese community that once served as Boise’s Chinatown, was so named because they grew vegetables for the pioneers. The main drag is still called “Chinden Boulevard”. Now, artists, breweries, and wineries have been finding refuge in the cheap cost of warehouse…

    5 readers - By Lauren Mowery/ CHASING THE VINE