What’s in Our Glasses in April?

It's Wine O'Clock SomewhereMany people we know are enjoying wine from the safety and comfort of home by ordering bottles online, utilizing curbside pickup services and participating in creative winery promotions during COVID-19.

We too are supporting wineries during these tough times. Here are some bottles we have poured (so far) in April.

What’s in Our Glasses Lately?

In April, our wine picks included whites, rosé and reds from Washington State and Spain. Some were wallet-friendly, while some were for special occasions – for example, our wedding anniversary and my birthday. And we enjoyed every single pour.

Here are the wines that we sipped (listed in alphabetical order).

  • Basel Cellars 2014 Malbec, to celebrate Malbec World Day in style
  • Bodega San Valero Celebrities 2019 Garnacha, 2016 Old Vine Garnacha, 2017 Carinena, 2018 Cab Sauv, 2018 Syrah and 2018 Merlot – delicious and wallet- friendly
  • Boudreaux Cellars 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, a mighty fine wine for our special anniversary dinner; we named this our “Wine of the Year” in 2019
  • Cairdeas 2018 Grenache Blanc, a tasty Lake Chelan wine that nicely complemented our baked halibut and wild rice dinner
  • Cava Gran Ducay Brut Nature Blanco and Rosato, affordable, food-friendly wines
  • Charlie Hoppes M100 2016 Red, perfect for a Zoom Happy Hour
  • Renegade Wine Company Red, a fun label from Sleight of Hands Cellars
  • Saviah Cellars 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, which paired so well with our roast, we opened a second bottle on another evening
  • Sparkman Cellars 2015 Holler, smooth and easy drinking, no pairing required
  • Two Vintners 2015 Syrah, we adore this wine, which paired very well with spaghetti
  • Utopia Vineyard 2017 Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay, beautiful wines to bring on summer
  • Woodward Canyon 2014 Charbonneau, a very special wine to pair with my birthday


Once again, we lift our glasses at home to support the wonderful winemakers in our state and beyond. Please join us – stay safe, stay healthy, stay home!

Margot and Dave