Now that my Washington state wine blog is six months old, I made a New Year’s resolution to expand my writing to include wines from British Columbia (where I was born and raised) and Oregon (where we lived for a couple of years prior to moving to Seattle).
Don’t get me wrong, my main priority will continue to be to promote the wines of Washington state. But a recent tasting trip to wineries around the Portland area, and a planned 2008 trip back to B.C.’s Okanagan region, made me realize that the time has come to blog about wines from more places in the northwest.
So starting next week, look for blog posts about the old and new wineries that we visited in Oregon in early December. And discover with me some of the fine wines of British Columbia. But I’ll also be writing about our tastings earlier this month at DeLille Cellars, Mark Ryan Winery, Arlington Road Cellars, Baer Winery, Cuillin Hills Winery, Edmonds Winery, Page Cellars, Red Sky Winery and Woodinville Wine Cellars.
The bottom line: I’ve said it many times before, and I’ll say it again. Washington state wineries make some excellent world-class wines.