Lauren Ashton

Lauren Ashton 2022 Spring ReleasesWe always look forward to June releases from Lauren Ashton Cellars for one simple reason — co-owner/winemaker Kit Singh makes great wine. Certainly, his recent releases of 2021 Rosé and 2017 Cuvée Arlette are solid proof. We have enjoyed Kit’s impressive wines since the day he and his wife and co-owner Riinu opened their Woodinville winery in 2012. And these two releases continue in the tradition we respect: extraordinary wines for an enduring value. If you are looking for a Washington winery that produces consistently great wine at a decent price point, look no further than Lauren Ashton Cellars.

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Sleight of Hand

Daniel Burchardt Sleight of Hand CellarsWe have no idea why Sleight of Hand Cellars (SoH) hasn’t been on our list of must-visit Washington wineries. It is now. Last week, we stopped by the SoH Cellars SoDo tasting room in Seattle, and rediscovered their outstanding wine. Daniel Burchardt, Seattle operations director, guided us through an exceptional tasting of eight magnificent wines. Read on for more details about Sleight of Hand and its incredible portfolio. Continue reading

Favorite 50 Wines in 2021

Favorite 50 Wines in 2020Happy New Year! As we began 2022, we compiled a list of our favorite 50 wines in 2021. And what a year it was! First, we finally took some short road trips to Washington and Oregon wine countries. For example, we drove to Walla Walla, Red Mountain, Leavenworth, Lake Chelan, Carlton and Willamette Valley. Next, we also enjoyed many wonderful wines at home or with friends. Therefore, this list exemplifies the favorite 50 wines that we tasted last year. In other words, you might have other favorites, which we have not tasted. That’s the beauty of having so much wonderful wine available in the world. Read on for more details. Continue reading

L’Ecole Wine Gifts

Wine GiftsTrying to find wines or gift sets for the wine enthusiast in your life? Consider L’Ecole wine gifts – there are options for everybody, including select gifts with shipping included. But you’d better hurry because if you live in the northwest and want it to arrive by Dec. 25, the cutoff date is Dec. 20 to place your order. Similarly, if you live outside the northwest, Dec. 20 is the cutoff point for second-day air. In addition, you can give a gift to become a L’Ecole wine club member.

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