BC Wine

BC Wine glassesMost people know I’m from Vancouver. And when I moved to the United States 26 years ago – I have to be frank – BC wine was not awesome. Sure, some brands, varieties and vintages had their moments. But would I go out of my way to buy a bottle? No. Fast-forward to today, and that’s exactly what I’m doing: crossing the border to buy some awesome BC wine. Read on for details.

Continue reading

Trothe

Trothe 2019 Cab SauvTrothe will release its 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, the winery‘s second vintage, on Sept. 9. But we are very fortunate to receive a sneak peek. In a word, this wine is magnificent. It has the WOW factor. The key players in Trothe explain that the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is stunning because the harvest yielded grapes with luxuriously elegant tannins, ripe flavors and vibrant acidity. We couldn’t agree more. Read on for details about the wine, their story and Horse Heaven Hills AVA.

Continue reading

Summer White Wines

summer white winesOur enjoyment of summer white wines increases every year. Until recently, our palates preferred Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris/Grigio. But these days, we also appreciate the refreshing, wallet-friendly Turbiana grape from Lugana, Italy and Marsanne from here in Washington state. Most importantly, there are so many wonderful summer white wines. For example, here are 25 that we have enjoyed from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Italy, France, South Africa and New Zealand. Most of them are everyday, good-value porch pounders or deck wines, but a few shine with an elegant meal.

Continue reading

Celebrating 15 Years

Celebrating 15 YearsIn June 2007, Write for Wine was born. Today, we are celebrating 15 years of writing about wine on this website. Our very first post began this way: “We love Washington state wines, so we know there will be lots to write about in this new wine blog. From wineries in Walla Walla to Woodinville, we plan to write about Washington wines, events, wine clubs, wine bars and more.”

Over the years, we expanded to write about all the standout wines we tasted – from Oregon, B.C., California, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, South Africa, Armenia and more. Read on for the story. Continue reading