• Waterbrook 2012 Malbec – Seattle Times’ Top 50 Regional Wines

    Seattle Times Top 50 Wines

    Each year the Seattle Times publishes its cherished roster of what its tasting panel merits the best wines in the Northwest. Price aside, all wines vie for a coveted spot on the Top 50 list. This year, 2014, Waterbrook 2012 Malbec, found nationwide for $14 or less, made #16 on the list. Critic Andy Perdue …

    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 …