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

Wine for the Holidays

Holiday WineGood wine for the holidays helps to make the season fabulous. Therefore, we have compiled our personal list of holiday wine — special sparkling, white and red wines that we enjoyed during 2021. Eight sparkling and white wines, plus 12 red wines, round out our top 20 recommendations of wine for the holidays. Moreover, their prices range from an unbelievable $11 to a whopping $150. Read on for details.
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Oltrepò Pavese

Oltrepo' Pavese winesOltrepò Pavese is 40 miles south of Milan and frequently called Tuscany of the North. It is the largest wine-producing area of Lombardy and one of the largest in Italy. Unfortunately, it’s not well known in the U.S. However, Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepò Pavese is seeking to change that, as we recently discovered in a webinar. Please join us on this journey to learn more about these wines. Thanks for being our guide, Susannah Gold, founder of Vigneto Communications. Read on for details.

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