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    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 since 1988. The weekend kicks off early with the Picnic & Barrel…

    12 readers - By Write for Wine

    Quiet Mastery: Walla Walla's Mackey Vineyards

    …The Washington wine business attracts all kinds. Meticulous engineers who got into wine because they enjoyed the finer things in life, but were captivated by the science behind it. Foodies and amateur chefs who loved what wines did for their meals, and their quality of life and even the odd millionaire who made their fortune and sought…

    1 readers - By The Northwest Wine Anthem

    Wine Review: Mackey Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

    …. Palate: Medium bright, currant, tart edges, cherry tart, vanilla. Bright at opening. After 30 minutes bakers chocolate with orange notes on the finish - fresh. At 60 minutes the wine began to open up, drier and fuller on the palate. At two hours held steady. Magic window was three hours. Smooth, integrated, earthy read fruit, violets, cigar box, cumin…

    7 readers - By Wild 4 Washington Wine

    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 Vineyard, was awarded 93 points from Wine Spectator. Earlier this year…

    4 readers - By Write for Wine

    The Wine World Comes to Walla Walla

    … OK, so The World — the whole world! — is not really coming to Walla Walla, the lively wine town in Southeast Washington State, but the city and AVA are hosting two events that promise to draw participants from far and wide. Sue and I will be attending both, so we thought we’d fill you in. The World of Syrah 2014 is the Walla Walla AVA’s 30th…

    By The Wine Economist

    Chateau Ste. Michelle Summer Concert Series

    …, the first is sold out) So don’t wait – have a look at the Concert Calendar, where you can also get your tickets right now. How can you miss? Beautiful grounds, fine Chateau Ste. Michelle wine, summer weather and music for dancing = happy people all around! There are many reasons why Chateau Ste. Michelle is considered one of Seattle’s top summer…

    By Write for Wine

    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 Washington state juice? So here is a mix of Washington state wine, at a wide…

    By Write for Wine

    Spring is in the Air at Six Seven Restaurant

    …. The spring menu is as inspiring as the restaurant’s breath-taking views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, and the spectacular sunsets as well. We were recently invited to join a group of food and wine bloggers who were lucky enough to sample delectable choices from Chef John Roberts’ new spring menu, featuring Northwest-inspired dishes crafted…

    By Write for Wine

    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 Willows Lodge in Woodinville: Reserve: Featuring more than 30 wineries…

    By Write for Wine