Say what?

I’ve received tons of e-mail since starting my blog about six weeks ago, but very few comments. I enjoy hearing from you, regardless of how you send your thoughts. But it would be nice, of course, to have more comments on this blog. (Ironically, I’ve been getting dozens of spams on my blog in the last two weeks for some reason, but not many comments from wine enthusiasts.)

 So, please review my previous posts and respond to them with your thoughts and ideas. Or comment on this post. Tell everyone what Washington wines you like … what wineries you like to visit and why … what wine events you have attended or like to attend … what wine bars you visit … and what topics you’d like me to write about more frequently.

I read all my e-mail and the comments on this blog — I look forward to hearing from you.

Cheers!

Washington Merlots Win Again

Merlot Madness!! Washington Merlots Were the Winners is the title of an article yesterday on Ken’s Wine Guide. (Ken is a new blogger friend of mine who also writes all about wines on his blog Boston Wine Buzz.) Ken and his KWG panel held a blind tasting of Merlots in June. There were so many Merlots on the list that they were divided into two groups based on price. On the high end, 13 wines were reviewed — and Washington’s own 2003 Reininger Merlot and 2004 J. Bookwalter Winery Merlot were the top two winners.

How did Ken’s tasting panel reach its decisions? Did any other Washington state wineries make the cut? Read the complete article to find out.

And while you’re there, have a look at all 113 Washington state wineries that are recommended by Ken’s Wine Guide. Not surprisingly, Quilceda Creek Vintners takes the top three spots in both quality and price.

Cheers to Ken, who appreciates Washington state wines!