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, Margot has been a Washington wine enthusiast since moving to Seattle in 1999. Her motto: “It’s wine o’clock somewhere.”
White wine pairs extremely well with the holidays for many reasons. A glass perfectly complements seafood dishes and appetizers. You can serve it at a party, take it to a gathering, or give it as a special holiday gift.
An array of white wines caught our fancy lately. Our palates have always preferred Sauvignon Blanc, but we recently tasted refreshing citrusy Albariño and a surprisingly delicious Riesling.
Here is our list of white wines (and a few tasty rosés) that we enjoyed in 2018 and recommend to grace your holiday plans, whatever they might be.
Winemaker David Phinney made his mark with The Prisoner, a best-selling and widely recognized Napa Valley red blend of Zinfandel with the unlikely mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Charbono.
A couple of years ago, Phinney sold The Prisoner to beverage giant Constellation Brands for $285 million. He then turned more attention to another grape. Continue reading →