Walla Walla Wine On Tour

IWalla Walla Wine on Tourf you can’t make it to Walla Walla, the next best thing is to go to “Walla Walla Wine on Tour.” We drove to Seattle to do just that, and it was a perfect opportunity to celebrate stellar Walla Walla wine. We visited winemakers we’ve known for a while, like Trey Busch at Sleight of Hand Cellars and Joe Czarny at Canvasback, and said hello again to Emily Kiefer, the hospitality goddess at Caprio Cellars. In addition, we met some others for the first time – Doug Frost of Echolands, Tim Lenihan of Dossier, and Kelsey Albro Itämeri from itä wines. We tasted impressive new vintages of old favorites and enjoyed amazing wines that are new to us. Cheers to Walla Walla wine! And happy 40th anniversary to the AVA!

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Taste WA 2024

Taste WA 2023Tickets are on sale now for Taste WA 2024. For two decades, we have called this festival “the Super Bowl of Wine Events.” It’s the country’s largest single-region wine and food extravaganza. So what are you waiting for?  Especially because ticket prices rise as the event gets closer. You do not want to miss this explosion of tastes, fun and education on March 14-24 in Seattle. Continue reading

AWW Private Barrel Auction

Auction of Washington WinesAfter a three-year break, the Auction of Washington Wines’ (AWW) Private Barrel Auction returns for an in-person event. This year, the 8th Private Barrel Auction will be hosted in March to align with Taste Washington and Washington Wine Month.

Specifically, the event will take place on March 15 at The Winemakers Reserve in Woodinville, and will benefit Washington State University’s Viticulture & Enology Program. Collectors and trade, this one’s for you. Read on for more information. Continue reading

Holiday Wines 2023

Red and White Wine on the WaterThe holidays bring good cheer, and what better way to celebrate than with stellar holiday wines. What are our top 45 recommendations of holiday wines 2023? First, we suggest 20 sparkling, rosé and white wines, followed by 25 reds. For example, many of these holiday wines are special because of their high quality (and high price point). On the other hand, others are simply special good-value wines. Moreover, their prices range from an unbelievable $11 to $105. Most importantly, you could open them during a quiet evening at home, pour them for dinner guests, take them to small holiday parties, or give them as gifts. Continue reading