Seven Affordable NW Whites for Seafood

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Waterbrook 2010 Chardonnay featured Wine Press Northwest – Eric Degeman and Andy Purdue Summer usually means spending more time outside, which often leads to preparing much of our food on the grill. With the abundance of fresh ingredients available, chilled white wines are perfect summertime pairings. We love loading our grills with salmon, halibut and …

Riesling: Washington’s greatest grape?

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Wine Press Northwest – Andy Perdue We’ve known it for years, but now it is confirmed: The Pacific Northwest is Riesling country. Perhaps the greatest white wine grape in the world performs beautifully throughout the Northwest, as demonstrated by our judging of 130 examples. In fact, we tasted Rieslings from 23 different Northwest appellations, and …

Late springs calls for sauvignon blanc

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Wine Adviser Paul Gregutt loves this grape… Seattle Times – Wine Adviser – Paul Gregutt SAUVIGNON BLANCS seem to be the perfect wines for early summer. Value choices abound in many styles, and the very color (pale yellow), scent (cut grass and citrus) and flavors (a range of herbs, spices, citrus, green berry and melon) …

11 Oustanding new Washington reds

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Canoe Ridge 2009 Merlot cited with 90-point review Wine Spectator – Augustus Weed Abstract: New reviews of 11 red wines from the 2009 vintage in Washington state, featuring Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and more, including: CANOE RIDGE Merlot Columbia Valley Vineyard Select 2009 Score: 90 | $22 Expressive and deftly balanced, with juicy cherry and currant …

Free Fly Fishing clinic at Waterbrook June 9

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Family friendly and always fun, head to the pond! Wine Press Northwest – Eric Degerman WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Fly Fishers club will partner with Waterbrook Winery again June 9 for the fourth annual Fly Fishing Day at the winery’s pond. The event runs 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and features a casual atmosphere for …