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    Sky River Meadery NV Solas Honey Wine, Washington, $26

    Sky River Meadery NV Solas Honey Wine, Washington, $26 By Great Northwest Wine on October 19, 2014 Two years ago, Sky River Meadery moved to Woodinville from its longtime home along Highway 2 in Monroe so these wines are receiving more attention than ever before. And this product of golden honey — aged in Dry Fly whiskey barrels — ranks among the best meads in the Pacific Northwest.

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    Woodinville Wine Events: October 16th-31st

    ©2013 Richard Duval Images Northwest Cellars – October 16th - PCRG Social Security Seminar William Church Cellars – October 17th – Cabernet Vertical Event Ambassador Wines of Washington – October 18th – Fall wine release of 2011 Estate Envoy (Gold Medal Winner) & 2011 Estate “Plenipotentiary” Cabernet Sauvignon (Double Gold Medal Winner) Northwest Cellars – October 18th – IETF Fundraise.

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      Woodinville Wineries: Pondera Winery

      Talk-A-Vino - - 6 readers - This post is a continuation of the series about my winery experiences in Woodinville, Washington. Here are the links for the first two posts – introduction and Elevation Cellars. “What other winery do you recommend I should visit here?” I asked Steve before leaving. “Pondera”, he said. Okay. Short, very short walk from the building A to the building B, and I entered the tast ...

      Northwest Wine Round-up October 1st to 7th 2014

      Washington Wine Report - - 5 readers - A round-up of stories on Northwest wine from October 1st to 7th. Read previous round-ups here. From around the world… Decanter writes about Oregon’s ‘juggernaut’ vintage. Business Day Live writes about Portland’s urban wineries. The Guardian writes about Hedges. From around the country… At Wine Spectator, Harvey Steiman writes that Oregon Pinot Noir is on a roll.

      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 ...

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    • St. Nick’s Winter in Woodinville: Tickets on Sale Now

      … Tickets on Sale Now To Saint Nick’s Winter in Woodinville Wine Weekend Friday, Dec. 5 – Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 Tickets are on sale now to Woodinville Wine Country’s 14th annual St. Nick’s Winter in Woodinville weekend, Dec. 5 – Dec. 7. The popular holiday event kicks-off Friday evening with a festive holiday tasting held at Molbak’s Garden…

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    • Promotions help Seattle-area diners support Washington wine

      … by neighborhood. And while it’s billed at Seattle Restaurant Week, the territory of participating restaurants ranges from Tukwila in the south, Snoqualmie to the north and Woodinville to the east. Many of these restaurants are longtime supporters of the Washington wine industry. They include three participating Anthony’s Restaurants as well as Café Flora…

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    • Airfield Estates 2013 Moscato, Yakima Valley, $18

      … apple and buttered popcorn, all tied together by good acidity that dries out the finish. Look for this in Prosser as well as their second tasting room in Woodinville. Rating: Excellent Production: 400 cases Alcohol: 11.5% Winery website About Great Northwest Wine Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel. …

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    • An Unexpected Monday and A Thank You

      … An Unexpected Monday and A Thank You When my phone chimed today in the morning with the WordPress notification about one of my posts being linked, I noticed that it was linked to the post about Monthly Wine Writing Challenge. For those who might not know – the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge is a brainchild of Jeff the drunken cyclist…

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    • Woodinville Wineries: Fidélitas

      … the wines. Randy mentioned that Fidelitas makes big wines – and while the wines were good, they were not the big wines I was expecting. Here is what I tasted: 2013 Fidelitas Klipsum Vineyard Semillon Red Mountain – Nice, clean fruit, sweet nose, dry on the palate. Drinkability: 7 2011 Fidelitas Malbec Columbia Valley – cut through acidity, a food wine…

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    • Woodinville Wineries: Guardian Cellars

      …, Gun Metal – the pure ingenuity of all those names left me almost speechless. How about “Usual Suspects” as the name of the wine club, huh? Anyone remembers the movie? I hope I managed to convey my general excitement – what is great is that it was not just the story and creative names of the wines – what was inside the bottles definitely was better…

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    • 15th Platinum Judging begins today

      … the wines judged already have earned gold medals, in this best-of-the-best competition, they can be awarded gold, double gold or platinum. In the rare case in which all four judges on a panel vote platinum, that wine earns a prestigious double platinum award. Results of the 15th annual Platinum Judging will be revealed in the Winter issue of Wine Press Northwest, which publishes around Christmas. The post 15th Platinum Judging begins today appeared first on Great Northwest Wine. …

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    • Woodinville Wineries: Sparkman Cellars

      … Cabernet Sauvignon Yakima Valley (95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec) was delicious – dark power, tobacco notes, baking spices, very complex with long finish – on outstanding wine. This wine was poured as a “mystery wine” for the wine club members (you can see it above in the picture in the paper bag). Drinkability: 8+ This concluded the tasting…

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    • History, mystery in Harrison Hill Vineyard

      … Shoup, then CEO of Chateau Ste. Michelle. Shoup knew his winemakers had no plans to do anything interesting with Harrison Hill and thought it would be a great idea to let the young DeLille team have a go with it. “They gave it to us,” Upchurch said. When he called Newhouse back, the grower was more than happy to work with him. The vineyard…

      4 readers - Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine
    • Woodinville Wineries: Des Voigne Cellars

      … the original Sangiovese (the Italian version), only in the lighter package and more fruit driven. Drinkability: 7+ 2012 Des Voigne Cellars Duke Zinfandel Walla Walla (95% Zinfandel Walla Walla, 5% Malbec Wahluke Slope) – yet another “first” encounter – first time ever I was tasting Washington Zinfandel. Very nice rendition, unusual nose, showing classic…

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    • Woodinville Wineries: Pondera Winery

      … This post is a continuation of the series about my winery experiences in Woodinville, Washington. Here are the links for the first two posts – introduction and Elevation Cellars. “What other winery do you recommend I should visit here?” I asked Steve before leaving. “Pondera”, he said. Okay. Short, very short walk from the building…

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    • Woodinville Wineries: Elevation Cellars

      … This is the continuation of the posts about Woodinville wineries – the first part can be found here. As I walked out of the car, literally the very first winery sign I saw was for the Elevation Cellars. The name sounded appealing, so it was an easy decision – looks like a perfect spot to begin the tastings. Inside the space looked very much…

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