About Margot

Margot has been writing about wine since 1997 at KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon; ten years later, she created this blog. Write for Wine focuses on the fine wines of Washington state, with additional posts about Oregon, B.C., California, ANZ, France, Italy, Spain and more. A former national journalist in Canada and the U.S., Margot has been a Washington wine enthusiast since moving to Seattle in 1999. Her motto: “It’s wine o’clock somewhere.”

Stellar Wines

Stellar Wines from Two VintnersWe recently discovered two stellar wines from superstar winemaker Morgan Lee at Two Vintners. 2019 Alice and 2019 Oliver sing, just like all of Morgan’s wines. We said it before, and we’ll say it again: We’ve never met a wine from Morgan Lee that we didn’t like. Or love. Alice is a new release, while Oliver represents the most recent vintage. And Alice is a very special occasion wine. Read on for details.

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Licorice Alcohol

Licorice AlcoholWe recently hosted our monthly “Booze Group” and held a tasting of licorice alcohol, paired with Greek food. The most commonly known licorice-tasting drinks are Ouzo, Sambuca, Pastis, Pernod and Absinthe. Others include Arak, Anisette/Anis, Raki, Aguardiente and Xtabentun. Read on for details of the anise-flavored booze we tasted, and the menu. Continue reading

Beach Wines

Beach Wines from ItalyAs the summer days cool off, there’s still plenty of time to open some beach wines. No, not wines that you take to the beach. Sadly, there aren’t many of those days left this summer. Rather, wines that come from coastal areas with a beach. As well, it’s fun to pair wine with food from the same country. For example, an Italian Chianti complements Pasta Bolognese. The same goes for wines grown near beaches. For instance, we tasted these crisp white wines that go well with regional meals.
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WA Wine

Celebrate WA Wine WAugustAs WA Wine Month winds down, we thought it would be fun to look back on some of the bottles of great juice we’ve enjoyed in the last few weeks. Most importantly, we celebrate WA Wine every month. But during August, there are even more reasons to rejoice. For example, many wineries, restaurants, bars and wine shops are holding special “WAugust” promotions and discounts. Find details at the list of WA Wine events for the last week in August. Meanwhile, here is a roundup of excellent WA wine in our glasses recently.

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