Arrow-right Camera

Tags


Everything tagged


Sort by:

Stories tagged: wine


Chardonnay still state’s favorite wine

It often seems that every grape variety except chardonnay gets headlines – even though it remains America’s favorite wine. In Washington, chardonnay was surpassed last fall by cabernet sauvignon as …


Shoup maintains vision

After a long and successful career running Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Allen Shoup retired as CEO of Washington’s largest wine producer. But the visionary leader was far from finished. In …


Great Northwest Wine: Tasty reds show off region’s wineries for $15 or less

Last week, we wrote about value white wines to enjoy as spring transitions into summer here in the Pacific Northwest. This week, we take a look at value reds. Finding …


Raise a glass to the season with range of versatile, budget-friendly whites

As we get into mid-May and early June and begin to see more warmth and sunshine, we start thinking more about enjoying chilled white wines. White wines tend to be …


Spring Release Weekend

More than 30 new releases will be available for tasting at the 23 tasting locations in the Inland Northwest. Local wineries invite guests and visitors to stop by and treat …


Hillyard’s Good Stuff sells wine, much more

A new shop in the heart of Hillyard plans to offer wine and fruit-flavored beer tastings. The Good Stuff, which opened on North Market Street in February, sells an eclectic …


Great Northwest Wine: Rhône influence boosts red blends

One of the hottest categories in Northwest wine is red blends. And red blends made in the style of France’s Rhône Valley are among the most fascinating. Referred to as …


Great Northwest Wine: Washington meets thirst for cabernet

For the first time in Washington’s history, cabernet sauvignon is king. Last fall, the state crushed a record 210,000 tons of wine grapes, of which 42,600 were cabernet sauvignon. That …


Wine sales keep rising, but we love our beer, too

Americans are continuing our love affair with wine as 2014 arrives, but we may love beer and spirits even more. Here’s what’s trending in drinks: • We love wine. We …


Sparkling wines make foods festive

Perhaps the most versatile of food-pairing wines is bubbly. This is especially true during the holidays, when we are thinking about how to celebrate the year that has just passed. …


Spokane Limo Bus tours wineries on Saturdays

Everyone knows that drinking and driving is not a safe combination. Selecting a designated driver is one way to be sure an afternoon spent wine tasting doesn’t end in disaster; …


Idaho finally making mark on wine world

It’s been a long time coming, but the Idaho wine industry is coming into its own. The Gem State’s modern wine industry started in the mid-1970s, and it has taken …


When the weather’s warm, red’s better with a slight chill

In weather like this and pretty much all summer, red wine benefits from a slight chill before serving. If your house is warm and your bottle of wine is room …


For Padrtas, the Bridge for now, future

Bridge Press Cellars opened in 2009 with the immediate distinction of being the state’s 600th winery. In the four years since, both the industry and Melody and Brian Padrta’s small …


Ferris grad travels globe as French wine export manager

What could be more chic than traveling the world as export manager for a French boutique winery? That is, if you don’t mind surviving on four hours’ sleep some nights. …


Partnership keeps Barili going strong

Serendipity and a grape delivery helped launch Barili Cellars, and that same combination is helping usher the boutique Spokane winery into its fifth year. Marlene and Russ Feist opened the …


Climate change may put Montana wineries on map

MISSOULA – Climate change warnings tend to focus on the losers, but Western Montana would come up a winery winner, according to a new scientific analysis of temperature trends. “Winter …


Small theaters get Senate’s approval to sell beer, wine

OLYMPIA – Small theaters would be able to sell beer and wine during movies under a bill that narrowly passed the Senate on Friday. Over objections from some senators that …


Alcohol OK in family theaters under Senate-approved bill

OLYMPIA – Small theaters would be able to sell beer and wine during movies under a bill that narrowly passed the Senate today.


Bills would loosen Washington’s liquor laws

OLYMPIA – For all the attention being paid to legal marijuana this session, it’s the more traditional legal intoxicant – alcohol – providing Washington legislators with a greater array of …


At Vintage Hill Cellars, the interest is in the mix

Cody George didn’t set out to make wines that spent five years in oak barrels, but at Vintage Hill Cellars that is what has happened. The self-taught winemaker said the …


Argentine journey a must for wine lovers

MAIPU, Argentina – Ten minutes in the orchard and already my hands felt raw. How do they do this all day without gloves, I wondered, shuffling my feet for a …


More stores hold wine tasting

EVERETT – Step away from your shopping cart and belly up to the bar. It’s happy hour at the grocery store.


Mountain Dome, Townshend a nice blend

For 20 years, it has been possible to ring in the New Year with sparkling wines made in the shadow of Mount Spokane. Mountain Dome Winery was started in 1984 …


Complementing your flavors

All is ready for your Thanksgiving feast. The turkey’s thawing in the refrigerator, the sweet potatoes are washed, and the pies are cooling on the racks. But what about the …


Vino’s Allen looks back on birth, evolution of wine shop

John Allen experienced a revelation 30 years ago while traveling the Northwest as a college admissions officer. He and other recruiters were dining in Seattle when the wine steward recommended …


Overbluff Cellars vintners deliver big wines, look to move on

John Caudill and Jerry Gibson connected over fine wines, so it seems right that they’re now making them together. The self-taught winemakers are the cabernet drinkers behind the wines at …


Coeur d’Alene Cellars brings Washington wines to Idaho

One of Washington’s great family wineries isn’t in Washington at all. For a decade, the Gates family has been hauling Washington grapes across the state line to make award-winning wines …


Oregon wineries produce some of the planet’s best pinot noir

CARLTON, Ore. – Driving southwest from Portland an hour or so through the suburbs, you hit the heart of Oregon’s wine country rather suddenly. Here the mountainous Coast Range slopes …


Cougar Crest Winery let creativity guide winemaking

As a pharmacist, Debbie Hansen’s job was straightforward: Provide the right pill in the right dose to the right patient at the right time. Winemaking is different.