Blog Archives

The Past, Present and Future of White Wine

Everything goes in cycles, and so it is with white wine. In ancient times, much of the most coveted wine was white — typically sweet, and often fortified so it could be transported from the place of origin to faraway

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What the Start of Summer Means for Your Wine Plans

There is no part of the year that is unimportant in the vineyard. That said, some seasons are more important than others, and summer is when the grapes on the vines receive most of the nourishing sunshine they need to

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Posted in Editor's Journal, Our Wine Travel Log

What Do You Pair With Blue Wine?

I admit it: When it comes to sparkling wine, I’m a traditionalist. I prefer the type of bubbly featured in the Entertainer’s Fantasy Sparkling Collection — a Blanc de Blancs from France… a Rosé from Italy… a Brut from Spain.

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Why I’m Voting for Wine Samplers Over Wine Growlers

The Rolling Stones famously informed us that we might not always get what we want, but we just might get what we need. In the state of Washington, some wine drinkers are getting what they want, but if new legislation

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Wine Habits of the Presidents

We have a new President, one who does not drink alcohol. Never has. That makes him unusual among U.S. Commanders-in-Chief. Here’s a brief look at the wine habits and preferences of some of his predecessors… It’s fairly well known that

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History’s Great Orators Speak Out on Wine

Today we pay tribute to the leader of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose voice was quieted by an assassin’s bullet not quite 49 years ago. Dr. King was known for oratory skills, and no list

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4 Wine Resolutions Everyone Should Embrace

For many years, I made New Year’s Resolutions and rarely kept them beyond a few weeks. Then I went through a period of not making resolutions. In recent years, I’ve been making some again, and I’ve found that the ones

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The Top 5 Wine Stories of 2016

Any “best of” or “top” list is purely subjective, and this one is no exception. These are five wine stories that simply touched me, in a personal way, in 2016… The emergence of Prosecco. The sparkling wine that Michelle and

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How to Shop for Someone With a Picky Palate

It may be your spouse, a sibling, a parent, a best friend or a co-worker. It’s that person for whom buying a bottle of wine is a daunting task because they have a picky palate. I have encountered this conundrum

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Stress-Free Holiday Wine Shopping

A buddy of mine — in the fact, the man who officiated at our wedding last fall — has the shopping gene. He could spend all day at Costco, and then he could spend all evening regaling you with a

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