There’s nothing like a stellar Cab Franc from Washington State

One of our favorite wines is Cabernet Franc, which is one of the main varieties in Bordeaux blends. Many people don’t realize that Cab Franc is one of the genetic parents to Cabernet Sauvignon; the other is Sauvignon Blanc. In addition to … Continue reading

December to Remember

During the festive month of December, we enjoyed some stellar wines. While many of these bottles are for special occasions, sometimes any day might be special! Here is the list – and kudos to all the Washington state wineries whose … Continue reading

Our List of Top 50 Washington Wineries

As 2014 winds down and a new year begins, we want to reflect on the wineries in Washington state that made our list of Top 50 Washington Wineries. The way to get on our list is fairly simple; we only have two … Continue reading

Taste of Tulalip 2014

Taste of Tulalip is always one of the best wine and food events in the Seattle area, and this year was no exception. The sixth annual Taste of Tulalip was an explosion of flavours for every palate. Kicking off the … Continue reading

What’s in Our Glasses Lately?

We’ve had many reasons to celebrate in the last few months — birthdays, anniversaries and vacations — and what better time to pull out a bottle of fine Washington state wine from our cellar? We also found some good-value reds … Continue reading

Special Wines for New Year’s Eve

Some wines are just perfect for special occasions, and bringing in a new year seems like a great time to pop open the cork on one of them. There are so many to choose from, we decide to list several … Continue reading

Wines for Thanksgiving

Wondering what wines to share over the Thanksgiving holidays? A special bottle to take to a family dinner or an evening with good friends? Here is our list of current favorite red wines of different vintages. But first, a note: … Continue reading

What’s in Our Glasses Lately?

In the past couple of weeks, we have particularly enjoyed three bottles of red wine — two from Washington state and one from Carlton, Oregon. 2008 Barrage Cellars Double Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon We’ve enjoyed Barrage Cellars 2009 and 2010 Cabernet … Continue reading