Northwest Wine Round-up September 15th to 22st 2014

    A round-up of stories on Northwest wine from September 15th to 21st. Read previous round-ups here. From around the world… Jamaica The Gleaner writes about Washington wine. The Toronto Sun writes about Charles & Charles. From around the country… Wine Spectator writes about Drew Bledsoe’s Doubleback.

    7 readers - By Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report
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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.

    7 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Woodinville Wineries: Meet The People Behind The Labels

      Jameson Fink - - 7 readers - Not too long ago I spend some time touring Woodinville wineries as a guest of the Washington Wine Commission. My days there culminated with attending the Auction of Washington Wines, an event that raised over 1.8 millions dollars (!) to support uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital and fund viticulture and enology research at WSU.

      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 ...

      Woodinville Wine Events: October 16th-31st

      Woodinville Wine Update - - 5 readers - ©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.

      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.

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      15th Platinum Judging begins today

      … Coke Roth, a longtime wine judge, evaluates a red wine during the 14th annual Platinum Judging, a best-of-the-best competition conducted by Wine Press Northwest magazine. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) KENNEWICK, Wash. – It’s the ultimate beauty contest of wine competitions in the Pacific Northwest. The 15th annual Platinum…

      3 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

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

      … among the best meads in the Pacific Northwest. It begins with aromas of dried lemon peel, nutmeg, clove and powdered sugar before moving into elegant flavors of mascarpone, powdered sugar, jasmine and sugar cookies. There’s a wealth of residual sugar (14 percent), but the skillful use of acidity by winemaker Denice Ingalls makes this quaffable…

      7 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Woodinville Wineries: Des Voigne Cellars

      … Voigne Cellars The Groove White Columbia Valley (Chardonnay, Marsanne, Rousanne, Viognier) – vibrant and fresh on the nose, and perfectly clean and simple on the palate. This is the wine to enjoy any time, with or without the food – you just can’t go wrong with it, and at $18, it is simply a steal. Well, almost – with 43 cases production, it’s…

      3 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      Woodinville Wineries: Pondera Winery

      … A to the building B, and I entered the tasting room of Pondera Winery. I was greeted by Mel, one of the three owners of the Pondera winery. Pondera is focused on Bordeaux varietals, and it achieved a substantial recognition as a Bordeaux blends producer. As we were woking through the tasting, Mel proudly showed me a collection of gold medal-winning wines – 7…

      6 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      Woodinville Wineries: Elevation Cellars

      … – but very friendly in any case. We started tasting from 2013 Elevation Cellars Imperium Riesling Lawrence Vineyard Columbia Valley AVA. The Riesling had a very interesting profile with a touch of sweetness and some interesting minerality – it was actually resembling the Washington Riesling I didn’t appreciate during the pro tasting at WBC14 – however…

      1 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      Inside the Great Northwest Invite

      … Willamette Valley town of Newberg. Frankly, we knew little of the winery before the wines arrived. They were nominated by Yashar Shayan of ImpulseWine.com in Seattle. The three Pinot Noirs entered by Colene Clemens Vineyards earned gold or double gold. Additionally, its Rosé of Pinot Noir won a double gold medal and best rosé of the competition. Winning…

      1 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Woodinville Wine Events: October 16th-31st

      … Brewery – October 31st – Redhook’s Haunted Brewery Bash! Weekly Events: The Station Pizzeria – Mon-Fri – 3-6pm – Happy Hour The Station Pizzeria – Tue – Happy Hour All Day Purple Woodinville – Wed – Fried Chicken Night Bunnell Family Cellar – Thurs – 5-7pm – “Wine Therapy Hour” J. Bookwalter Tasting Studio – Thurs & Fri – 3-6pm – Happy Hour…

      5 readers - By Shona Milne/ Woodinville Wine Update

      Top reds from 2014 Great Northwest Invite

      … of the petrified tree — aka stone tree — on the Wahluke Slope. The nose is filled with Red Hots cinnamon candy, strawberry jam, cola and chocolate, while there’s more cinnamon followed by cherry hard candy and raspberry acidity on the palate. Enjoy with basted and smoked pork ribs. (17.2% alc.) Gold medals at Great Northwest Invitational…

      3 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      Like A Kid In The Candy Store…

      … about 3 hours available to taste. I had a bit of a trouble programing my GPS, so I just put whatever address it took. When I arrived to the area called Woodinville Industrial Park, and electronic voice proclaimed the familiar “you have arrived at your destination”, my first reaction was “wow”! How would you, wine geeks and aficionados out there, feel…

      1 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      Lamb Jam: It’s Baaaaack

      … to the Lamb Jam starting at 1:30 pm with a VIP pass to the Curriculamb Class. Guests will taste and learn about American lamb from Northwest shepherd Reed Anderson of Anderson Ranches and Chef Holly Smith of Café Juanita. Together, chef and shepherd will offer a butchery demo, prepare American lamb appetizers and provide home cooking tips and wine…

      3 readers - By Shona Milne/ Woodinville Wine Update

      It’s Back: Seattle Restaurant Week

      …Pick up your phone and get your reservations now for Seattle Restaurant Week. The dates this fall are October 19th-23rd and the 26th-30th. Plenty of restuarants on the eastside; Woodinville, Kirkland, Bothell, Redmond, and Bellevue are participating. You can get a three course dinner for $30. Quite a few of the restuarants are also offering a $15…

      5 readers - By Shona Milne/ Woodinville Wine Update

      Ste. Michelle’s Bob Bertheau on Riesling, lots and lots of Riesling

      … Bob Bertheau, head winemaker at Chateau Ste. Michelle, spends most of his time during harvest prowling the vineyards of Washington’s Columbia Valley. (Photo courtesy of Chateau Ste. Michelle) WOODINVILLE, Wash. – Bob Bertheau makes Riesling. A lot of Riesling. More Riesling than anyone in the world. It wasn’t always that way. In fact, when…

      3 readers - By Great Northwest Wine
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