Category Archives: Washington

Wines from Where?

Wines are now made in all 50 states – but would you know that by looking at a typical wine list or store shelf? Andrew Stover, the hyper-energetic millenial generation sommelier at two hip Washington D.C. restuarants, is trying to … Continue reading

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Number of U.S. Wineries Continues to Grow

The number of wineries in the United States continues to grow, reports Wine Business Monthly. The total at the end of November was 6,223, up 122 over the past year. That equals the 6% growth pace of 2008 and shows … Continue reading

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Wine Camp, and Other Ideas

Over Christmas weekend, my family held our annual “Wine Camp.” This is an extremely vinonerdy exercise in which we pour several wines blind and say, “Tell me what this is.” Over the years, it has taken on an air of … Continue reading

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Bad Mood, Continued

Tasted more American syrahs tonight. I really want to like these wines, but at the very best I find them …. meh. I opened four, then three more. Some nice herbal aromas from a Sonoma entrant, but it was still … Continue reading

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay 2007 $12

Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay 2007, $12 – a great value from an old friend.
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A Great Value Red from Washington!

Here’s a top-notch bargain red from Washington state’s Columbia Valley – Hedges Cellars CMS Red 2006, about half Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot for the rest with just a splash of Syrah thrown in for good measure. All the basic elements – … Continue reading

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