Idaho’s Having a Wine Time

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Copyright 2014 Seattle Times The state’s scrappy wine industry is on a serious roll. It now boasts 50 wineries, located primarily in the Snake River Valley west of Boise. “THANKS TO a little help from Washington, Idaho is finally gaining some well-deserved recognition as an up-and-coming wine region. It’s been a long time developing, but …

The Daily Drink: Waitsburg Cellars’ Chevray

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Copyright Seattle Weekly The Daily Drink introduces you to a must-try libation from our booze columnist Zach Geballe. It may be a cocktail he loves at a specific bar here in Seattle (or one’s he concocted himself), or a bottle of wine or beer he’s excited about, often local. “Pork is a tricky pairing, especially …

Alder Ridge Cab Sauv recommended by Forbes

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Copyright Forbes 2014 Why: Washington is earning much-deserved praise for its red blends. Horse Heaven Hills is the state’s largest grape growing region, home to the likes of Columbia Crest and Hogue Cellars. The dry, sunny and windy conditions yield prime growing conditions for everything from mourvedre to cabernet sauvignon. Currently four of Washington’s 100 …