Stories tagged: wine
Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 2:43 p.m.
As we march toward Thanksgiving, it’s time to start gathering wines for the big feast. One bottle you should consider making room for is riesling. The reasons are many. Germany’s …
Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, noon
The Red Mountain winery now occupies the storefront previously held by Patit Creek Cellars.
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 4:20 p.m.
In a region celebrated for the prosecco and pinot grigio it ships around the world, Italy’s particularly sensitive white wine grapes have become a telltale of even gradual temperature increases …
Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
With the removal of tariffs on European wines as soon as next year, Kirin Holdings Co.’s wine-making unit is betting on Japanese grapes to weather the onslaught.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 4:43 p.m.
Hard seltzers, the feistier cousins of nonalcoholic sparkling waters like LaCroix, are surging in popularity – a small but growing reason for optimism within the flagging beer industry.
Sat., Sept. 1, 2018
Standing at the bow of a little rowboat and chatting with my two companions, I realize I’m not just fly-fishing Oregon’s famed McKenzie River, I’m also a student in a …
Thu., July 26, 2018, 6 a.m.
Washington State University professors Phillip and Patricia Butterfield are accomplished, lifelong academics. Phillip spent 25 years as an engineer before shifting to microbiology; Patricia, who was dean of the College …
Mon., July 23, 2018, 3:07 p.m.
The Davenport Grand Hotel is hosting Vintage Spokane, featuring more than 60 wineries as well as gourmet bites.
Thu., July 19, 2018, 1:25 p.m.
Buying rare wines is like investing in a startup: You need 10 years of runway to see significant returns. But unlike a startup, an investment in wine is virtually guaranteed.
Tue., July 10, 2018, 11:47 a.m.
You can help promote Washington state wine and Washington State Wine Month with the hashtags #WaWineMonth, #WaWine and #NewEpicenter.
Tue., June 26, 2018, 1:13 p.m.
Barrister, Nodland and Cougar Crest were recognized for their wines at the recent awards.
UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 5:06 p.m.
Barrister, Maryhill and Cougar Crest Estate wineries and Nodland Cellars all won awards for their wines at the recent Indy International Wine Competition, the largest scientifically organized and independent wine …
UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 2:28 p.m.
As we get into the warmer summer months, pinot gris is a good wine to have on hand, keep a couple of bottles chilling in your fridge to enjoy with …
Tue., May 29, 2018, 5 a.m.
Most people think of rosé wine as a pink drink. Those who love rosé and admire its appearance in the glass will tell you it is something different.
Tue., April 24, 2018, 3:44 p.m.
Whether visiting the winery in Goldendale or the tasting room in Spokane, there’s plenty to try from Maryhill.
Sun., April 15, 2018
Can genetic screening also tell if you’re predisposed to cabernet? A group of doctors-turned-entrepreneurs started a company called Vinome to answer this question.
Tue., April 3, 2018, 5 p.m.
Castaway Cellars, Shelly Crawford’s fly-fishing-themed winery in Coeur d’Alene, specializes in voluptuous reds.
Tue., March 6, 2018, 11:58 a.m.
In Washington, Chardonnay is the No. 1 white grape and No. 2 overall, winemakers crushed about 45,000 tons in fall 2016. This is a number that has steadily risen in …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 4:17 p.m.
The Spokane Cork District is celebrating ValenWine Weekend from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 3:34 p.m.
Washington has long had a reputation for crafting world-class riesling, with the first plantings as early as 1880, pre-dating statehood. Today, riesling remains a force in Washington, being the No. …
Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Washington is often thought of as a white wine state, probably because we’re famous for our rieslings and chardonnays. But, in fact, Washington has been a red wine state for …
Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 5 p.m.
Sparkling wines – versatile, bubbly, acidic – are a good choice to cut through the richness of the holiday dinner. But, really, there are no rigid rules for choosing wine …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 5:48 p.m.
A celebrated Oregon winemaker who helped found several well-known wineries died in her isolated cabin in southern Oregon, a newspaper reported Thursday.
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 5:27 p.m.
Global wine production plummeted to an almost six-decade low this year – and that isn’t even the worst news.
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
Hail, frost and droughts have hit Europe’s grape harvest hard, making it the smallest in 36 years. The quality of the wines, though, is expected to be excellent.
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
While southern Idaho wine producers who lost a majority of their grape crop during the harsh winter are struggling to find enough fruit for this year’s vintage, Lewiston-Clarkston Valley vintners …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
Wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through Northern California early Monday, sending residents on a headlong flight to safety through smoke and flames as homes and businesses burned in wine …
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
Officials in an eastern Idaho city have approved the selling of wine and liquor until 2 a.m. so the city can be more successful at attracting businesses.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
A Paris wine collector returned from holiday this week to a nasty surprise, finding a hole in his cellar and emptiness where his valuable collection of vintage wines had been.
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Prohibition causes headaches for Catholic churches needing sacramental wine
The state’s prohibition law was having an unintended consequence. Churches were having trouble obtaining sacramental wine. Catholic Bishop Augustin F. Schinner of Spokane said that “local authorities in some of …