Summer Reds

Summer RedsFire up the barbecue – it’s grilling season and time for some summer reds. So bring out the glasses and pour your favorite red wine to complement tangy ribs, juicy hamburgers and succulent steak. Likewise, find some cedar planks to barbecue salmon, halibut or swordfish that pair well with Pinot Noir. Above all, here are 40 summer reds that we tasted from Washington, Oregon, California, British Columbia, South Africa, Italy, Armenia, France and Chile.
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Valentines Day Wines

Valentines Day WinesWhether you spend Valentine’s Day with your spouse, partner, family or good friends, it’s a wonderful time to enjoy red wine and chocolates. Or white wine, rosé or sparkling wine.  Certainly, some people prefer to celebrate love every day – and why not? Regardless of your choice, here is our list of 15 recommendations for Valentines Day Wines. They are from Washington, Oregon, Spain, South Africa, Italy, France and Chile. Prices range from $15-$95. Read on for details.

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Notable Samples

Notable SamplesWe are fortunate to receive bottles of wine to taste from various wineries and agencies. Over the holidays and in the last few weeks, we discovered five very notable samples. For example, we are passionate about wines from South Africa. Consequently, samples of Chenin Blanc and Pinotage from that country sparked an interest. We also opened a stunning Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile, and a Rioja and a Xarel.lo from Spain. Read on to learn more about our notable samples.

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Rosé Day

National Rose Day BottlesToday, June 12, is National Rosé Day. Celebrate! But also keep in mind that there’s always an occasion to “rosé all day!” Certainly, we love to drink pink on our lakeside deck, and watch its pretty color match the gorgeous Washington sunsets. However, while rosé is perfect for summer sipping, it also has a place during other celebrations throughout the year. Above all, rosés are food-friendly and wallet-friendly wines. For instance, pair rosé with seafood, shellfish, smoked salmon, salads, pasta and Asian dishes. Or simply drink rosé without food. Here are ten beautiful rosés that we poured recently (by location, in alphabetical order) — five from Washington state, one from Oregon, three from France and one from Chile.
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