Taste Washington 2021

Taste Washington 2020Taste Washington 2021 won’t be an in-person event because of the pandemic. But don’t worry – there’s plenty to celebrate in March. Instead of a festival, there is a month-long appreciation of Washington wine and food.

Firstly, Washington wineries will offer promotions, including shipping specials, waived tasting fees, wine discounts, virtual tastings and more. Secondly, restaurants will offer weekly specials and recipes. Likewise, there are two ways to enjoy delicious wine and food: Taste Washington to Go and Taste Washington at Home. Continue reading

TerraNoble Wines

TerraNoble CarmenereWe recently attended a Zoom tasting of a diverse selection of TerraNoble Winery Carménère from Chile. For the tasting, we received five samples of impressive wines, detailed below. According to winemaker Marcelo Garcia, these wines are “fresh, easy-drinking, elegant, versatile, food-friendly, quality wines.” We couldn’t agree more, as did other wine writers at the tasting, and a group of our friends who shared the experience.

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Auction of Washington Wines Online Auction and Virtual Gala

Auction of Washington WinesAs we posted back in May, the COVID-19 pandemic affected the 33rd annual Auction of Washington Wines. But AWW is not canceled.

Indeed, coming up Aug. 11-17, you can participate in an Online Silent Auction, a Virtual Live Auction Gala and an Online Almost Live Auction. How cool is that?

We are long-time supporters of this excellent non-profit organization. So read on for details. And raise your virtual paddle, and lift your glass to Washington wines!

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Support Auction of WA Wines Virtually

Auction of Washington WinesLike so many events this year, the 33rd annual Auction of Washington Wines is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, organizers stress that AWW is not canceled. Rather, they are finding new ways to increase a broader audience’s appreciation of Washington wines in a new virtual environment.

We are long-time supporters of this excellent non-profit organization. Therefore, we now look forward to participating in the virtual events. Here are some of the changes.

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