Va Piano Vineyards

Many wine enthusiasts love Va Piano Vineyards. The tasting room in Walla Walla is always packed with people having fun. The reason is simple: Va Piano offers a talented winemaker, amazing wine, and fantastic staff who provide an excellent wine experience.

Those are the reasons this winery makes our list of Favorite Washington Wineries every year.

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Burning Desire

Year after year, Burning Desire Estate Cabernet Franc from Hard Row to Hoe is one of our favorite Washington state Cab Francs. The 2016 vintage is no exception.

First, this fine wine from the Lake Chelan AVA is beautiful, rich, concentrated and elegant. Deep purple in color, the wine features notes of bright raspberries, violets, pencil lead, bell pepper and herbs. Classic Cab Franc from a unique Washington state winery with a memorable brand.

While definitely drinkable now, we suggest decanting it first. Or if you have patience, put it down for a couple of years. It will be worth the wait.

And considering the name, don’t you think this wine would make a great Valentine’s Day present?
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Exquisite Long Shadows

We recently sat down with Gilles Nicault, talented winemaker  and director of winemaking and viticulture at the highly acclaimed Washington winery, Long Shadows.

Gilles, whom we’ve known for years, took time out of a busy day at the end of harvest to chat with us at the Walla Walla tasting room.

He also poured us a selection of the exquisite current releases. Not surprisingly, we were impressed with each one of them.

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A Taste Sensation at Tulalip Resort Casino – Part One

Tulalip Resort Casino is a luxury resort worth visitingGet ready for a taste sensation at Tulalip Resort Casino, where you have eight amazing restaurants and eateries offering scrumptious food and beverages.

We recently spent 24 hours at this premier destination in Washington state that is an easy drive from any location between Vancouver and Seattle.

And we experienced a food, wine and cocktail extravaganza at six of those restaurants.

There is something for everybody, whether you visit the mouth-watering Journeys East, the cool The Draft Sports Bar, the spectacular Blackfish, the delicious Tula Bene or the comfy Cedars Cafe, like we did, or try the more casual Canoes CarveryEagles Buffet or Blazing Paddles.

This post and Part 2 showcase each of our six incredible drinking and dining experiences.
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