All my wine experiences started in Vancouver, where I lived most of my life before moving to the U.S. So, we really want to attend the Vancouver International Wine Festival, April 22-30, in my favorite city in the world. Continue reading
Category Archives: New Zealand
Warm Weather Whites
Certainly, our enjoyment of warm weather whites increases every year. Until recently, our palates preferred Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris/Grigio. But these days, we also appreciate the beautiful Sancerres and Picpoul from France, in addition to the refreshing, wallet-friendly Turbiana grape from Lugana, Italy. Most importantly, there are so many wonderful wines to explore this summer. For example, here are some that we have tasted from Washington state, Oregon, California, Italy, France, Armenia and New Zealand.
Sauvignon Blanc Day
May 7 is Sauvignon Blanc Day, and we raise our glass to our favorite white wine. #SauvBlancDay is a global, virtual, day-long celebration. St. Supéry in Napa Valley founded #SauvBlancDay in 2010 to celebrate this racy grape, and it is now celebrated every year around the world. So it seems fitting that the first bottle we open on this special day is St. Supéry 2019 Napa Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc. Read on for more about this beautiful wine, and about Sauv Blanc itself. Continue reading
Favorite 50 Wines in 2020
Happy New Year! As we begin 2021, it would normally be time for our annual 50 Favorite Washington Wineries List for the previous year. But 2020 was far from normal. Firstly, thanks to COVID, we attended our last wine event on Feb. 29. Secondly, we had to cancel our planned trips to wineries in Walla Walla, Woodinville, Lake Chelan, B.C. and Oregon. As a result, we decided to highlight our favorite 50 wines instead of wineries in 2020. These are the wines we enjoyed at home or with members of our pod on socially-distanced outdoor patios. In addition, we expanded the list to include wines from Oregon, California, B.C., Australia, New Zealand, Italy, France, Spain, Chile and Argentina. Read on for our favorite 50 wines in 2020.