Category Archives: Washington

A Tale of Two Rieslings. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: BEX 2010 Riesling, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany. Less than $10, 11% ABV. RECOMMENDED: Chateau Ste. Michelle 2010 Riesling, Columbia Valley, WA. 11% ABV.

When dining out, instead of ordering a bottle of wine, or two glasses of the same wine, I like to create my own flight by ordering glasses of different wines to compare and contrast. This is especially fun when dining … Continue reading

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RECOMMENDED: 14 Hands 2009 “Hot to Trot” red blend (“red varieties including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Petit Verdot”), Washington state. Alcohol 13.5% ABV. $11; available for as little as $7.99.

In honor of the 2011 Breeders’ Cup series of races at Churchill Downs, we are reviewing one more horsey wine and celebrating the centuries-old great global tradition of horse racing. Back in the day, people expressed the measurement of a … Continue reading

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RECOMMENDED: 2007 Red Diamond Shiraz (also Cabernet Sauvignon). Washington. 13.5% ABV. Suggested retail $9.99, available for as little as $6.99. A treasure at that price.

DID YOU KNOW … In most states, a wine can consist of as little of 75% of a varietal such as Merlot and can then be labeled as that straight varietal even if it’s a blend. Personally, we think blends … Continue reading

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