If you want to learn more about wine, or if you’re trying to find the perfect birthday or holiday gift for a wine-loving friend or family member, look no further; this was just released today – Wine Folly Magnum Edition, The Master Guide by Madeline Puckette.
We met Madeline (aka @winefolly on social channels) at wine events over the years. She is a sommelier in addition to being a wine writer and visual designer. So we are not surprised to find this magnificent book is chock full of easy-to-read information and illustrations to help you navigate the wine world. Continue reading
What a fantastic way to support the American Cancer Society – an exclusive wine tasting at Capital Grille in Seattle on July 9.
More than 25 highly rated wines from the Chairman’s personal reserve collection — 2005, 2006 and 2007 vintages — will be poured, and 100% of proceeds from the tasting will go to the American Cancer Society for cancer research.
Four of the featured wines are:
- 2005 Andrew Will Sorella, rated 95 points by Wine Spectator and 96 points by Robert Parker
- 2005 Joseph Phelps Backus Cabernet Sauvignon, rated 97 points by Wine Enthusiast
- 2008 Betz La Cote Rousse Syrah, rated 95 points by Wine Spectator
- 2008 Peter Michael Ma Belle Fille Chardonnay, rated 97 points by both Wine Spectator and Robert Parker
Instead of purchasing tickets, the American Cancer Society is seeking donation items, with a minimum value of $100 per person, as a price of admission. For example, these items could include large format wine bottles, vacation home rentals, airline tickets/miles (e.g., 10,000 miles from Alaska Airlines equal $100), hotel room/points, decorative art items, dinning experiences in your home or anything else you believe will help raise funds for cancer research. More details can be found on the society’s website.
Also mark your calendars for Sept. 12, when the Seattle Hope Gala – A Toast To Life – will be held at Fremont Studios. This event will feature a reception, music and entertainment, in addition to silent & live auctions. Gourmet small plates crafted by local celebrity chefs will be paired with regional wines from the high-rated wineries.
So please try to attend both events — it’s a wonderful way to support cancer survivors and pay tribute to friends and family members who sadly have been lost to this dreadful disease.
Margot and Dave