• Raise your glass: 22 holiday wines, from $9-65

    Seattle Times wine columnist Andy Perdue shares three lists of holiday wines based on price point, including whites, reds, sparkling wines and a couple of dessert wines. Copyright 2014 , The Seattle Times Co. http://seattletimes.com/html/foodwine/2024998284_holidayfoodwine12xml.html The holidays can be the most expensive time of the year, thanks to parties, feasts and presents. Putting wine into …

    Why Can’t American Wine Get Any Respect, Even in America?

    Ranch Dogs

    Dan Dunn paid Precept Wine’s Canyon Vineyard Ranch a visit as he was coursing his way through America’s wine regions in his quest for book material. Ranch caretaker Bob Stiles’ dog, Robo (aka Toto, below), became a metaphor for resilience in American wine-making. Enjoy!  Why Can’t American Wine Get Any Respect, Even in America?A boozy …

    Cheers for Merlot from Sawtooth Winery and Canoe Ridge Vineyard

    Merlot and Malbec(Part 3 of a 3-part Series)By Chuck Hill – Wines Northwesthttp://www.winesnw.com/chuckhill_winesofweek.htm Each year when I enjoy the fall pairing of sausages, spaetzle and juicy red wines, I marvel at the delicious simplicity of the matchup. Indeed, you can create restaurant-quality fare with a few store-bought ingredients (use pasta if you don’t want to …

    Praise for Ste. Chapelle’s new Panoramic Idaho Series wines

    Ste Chapelle Block 16 Chardonnay

    Last year, Ste. Chapelle Winery introduced a new tier of limited-edition, barrel-aged wines that show the winery’s more sophisticated potential called the Panoramic Idaho series. Featuring some of Idaho’s most beloved natural landmarks on its photographic labels, these wines start at $20 and include such varieties as Chardonnay, Grenache, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon and a …

    Sawtooth 2013 Classic Fly Series Gewurztraminer – serve on your Thanksgiving table!

    Recommended in the Grapevine column of the The Seattle Times’ Pacific Northwest magazine, Sawtooth 2013 Classic Fly Series Gewurztraminer was lauded in the “case for Thanksgiving.” “Thanksgiving is the perfect meal for gewürztraminer, especially dark turkey meat. And this Idaho winery (owned by Seattle’s Precept Wine) made perhaps the best gewürztraminer I tasted this year,” …