Happy Canada Day!

July 1st is Canada Day! What Canadian wine do you recommend? A white from British Columbia? A red from Ontario? Please share your favorites with us!

Cheers!

More Washington state wine musings

As a follow-up to my previous post about how everyone is writing about Washington wines these days, I found these two recent articles interesting — one was in the San Jose Mercury News and the other in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Both pretty much said, ”Look out California, Washington state is making some fabulous wine!” 

Walla Walla wineries producing top-notch cabernet, merlot
San Jose Mercury News – CA, USA
One of the Walla Walla wineries pouring Columbia Valley appellation wines was Long Shadows Vintners, a project started by Washington wine pioneer Allen Shoup.

WINE OF THE WEEK: Washington wine savvy choice for those who love
Las Vegas Review – Journal – Las Vegas,NV,USA
Serious wines are being produced in Washington state these days, challenging the position of California as a leader in the domestic wine market.

Cheers!

Everybody is Writing about Washington Wine!

I have a Google Alert set for Washington wine, and the information is coming in fast and furious. Rather than writing about each of them individually, here are some links for some further reading about the fine wines of our state.

  • Summer Wine Touring in Lake Chelan Valley
    Washington State is becoming well-known for its wines all over the world, especially those from the Walla Walla Valley and the Columbia Valley. One area that you may not be familiar with if you live outside of Washington is Lake Chelan.
  • Move over, California; other states are producing their own fine wines
    Yet many of the other wine regions are now making some spectacular wines. Two states, Washington and Oregon, have long been credited as successes, but in my view, not for the right reasons.
  • 2005 Sequel Syrah
    Hey, this Columbia Valley (that’s in Washington) wine is pretty damned good! Beats the pants off of just about any Aussie Shiraz I’ve had, that is 4 sure. Why? Well grab a drink, pay attention and I’ll tell ya!

Happy reading! Cheers!