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This will be an unforgettable holiday season for all of us, and it begins with Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, Northwest wineries, retailers, restaurants and others in the hospitality industry are suffering because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each year, these businesses bank on October, November and December, which they often refer to as O-N-D.
Tech exec Tim Armstrong began his admiration for the Washington wine industry in 2009 when he and his wife, Jennifer, were living in Chicago. Two years later, after taking winemaking courses through University of California-Davis, WSU and South Seattle College, the Armstrongs were in Woodinville and ready to launch Armstrong Family Winery.
With the presidential election on Nov. 3 weighing heavily on my mind, I decided that I would finally drive over to Post Falls to check out the White House Grill and the Oval Office Bistro & Martini Bar. Why not drink away reality – responsibly, of course – for one afternoon, right? Sunday was the chosen day.
The crush is on and this year’s vintages are being made for our future enjoyment. When a lot of us think about winemaking, images of vast vineyards and French estates come to mind, but we have something unique in Spokane: A thriving urban wine environment with award-winning wines being produced in our city’s center.
Every few years, Wine Press Northwest magazine conducts an overview of fortified wines produced in our region. Each time, the tasting provides a delicious contrast of classic Old World approaches with some eclectic angles found in the New World.
After wildfires ravaged the West Coast earlier this year, the resulting smoke taint on grapes prompted some winemakers in California to abandon plans to make a 2020 vintage. Now with harvest underway in Washington – the nation’s second-largest wine producer – it’s a wait-and-see situation for vintners who are sending grape samples to labs for analysis and hoping potential smoke exposure will have minimal impact on this year’s vintage
Two years after it earned acclaim from the world’s most influential wine publication, the Columbia Crest 2016 H3 Cabernet Sauvignon finished atop the 2020 Washington State Wine Competition as the best of show. There were 500,000 cases produced of that $15 cab.
There haven’t been many celebrations in the Northwest wine industry this summer, but a few glasses were raised Sept. 2 when the federal government established the Royal Slope in Washington state’s Columbia Basin as an American Viticultural Area.
Northern California's wine country was on fire again Monday as strong winds fanned flames in the already scorched region, destroying homes and prompting overnight evacuation orders for more than 50,000 people. Meanwhile, three people died in a separate fire further north in the state.
During the course of four weeks, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the United States will toast Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration and sign of respect that began with President Lyndon B. Johnson as a week but was expanded two decades later by President Ronald Reagan in 1988.
Here's a chance to taste history in an unusual red wine from southwestern Spain, as well as the future in a pinot noir from a cutting-edge, high-altitude winery in Patagonia. We round out our late summer wine list with a rosé, a hearty white Rioja from Spain and a juicy red from Northern Italy.
The Williamson family has been looking for a distinctively crisp white wine to pour in their tasting room on Idaho’s historic Sunnyslope in the Snake River Valley. Judges at the 2020 Idaho Wine Competition affirm the Williamsons made a delicious decision when they planted the brilliant Spanish white grape albariño.
Many of the Northwest’s most storied producers used merlot to help establish their reputation regionally and internationally. And in many cases, the wines produced featuring this red Bordeaux grape variety are crafted for the cellar and meant to be cherished over time.
Any restaurant looking to book Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Bob Bertheau for an event should make sure Eroica Riesling is on the menu. “Whenever I do wine dinners – and I’ve done hundreds – my slogan is ‘I’m not doing a wine dinner unless Eroica is at the dinner,’ ” Bertheau says.
The dog days of summer line up nicely with Washington State Wine Month in August, and the Washington State Wine Commission is using the next few weeks to roll out its new Drink for WA campaign in earnest.
French Champagne producers decided Tuesday to put unprecedented limits on the quantity of grapes they’ll harvest this year in hopes of propping up prices and containing damage from the coronavirus pandemic.
In the Inland Northwest, late summer and early fall is the perfect season for enjoying wine outside at a tasting room or in your backyard. In fact, August is Washington Wine Month, and the theme this year is Drink for Washington.
Research via DNA testing proved that sauvignon blanc, a white grape, and cabernet franc cross-pollinated to produce cabernet sauvignon in the Bordeaux region of France in the 1600s.
During these dog days of summer, the sip of a beautifully crisp Pacific Northwest rosé can be a wine lover’s best friend. Fortunately, most of the top producers in our corner of the world now craft at least one example of rosé.
A recent tasting of pinot noir we conducted for Wine Press Northwest magazine once again showcased the brilliance found in Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills. Visitors from Portland do not often make it to the southern end of the north Willamette Valley.