Cabernet Franc adds both a subtly and an “oomph” to Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varieties. But on its own, quite simply, Cabernet Franc is glorious.
Cabernet Franc is mostly known as a Bordeaux blend; when combined with both Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, Cab Franc rounds out the trio in Meritage wines. (more…)
Seattleite men, there’s a new shirt in town!
Guys, if you think figuring out which wine to pair with dinner is difficult, then you’ve probably also struggled with finding a comfortable dress shirt that looks good untucked to wear to the restaurant. (more…)
Experience wine and food at Swiftwater Cellars in Cle Elum.
Swiftwater Cellars is more than just a winery. Located within the beautiful Suncadia Resort in the heart of the Cascades, Swiftwater offers a wine experience unlike any other — a destination within a destination resort.
Keep track of your wine glass at summer gatherings, courtesy of Screen Candy. (more…)
Think of the Jet Bag as a wine diaper for traveling.
I’ve been traveling a lot lately, mainly by plane and car, for both work and play. And now it’s summer, so there will even more travel in my future – and most likely yours, too. (more…)
Glamour + Camping = Glamping — An unusual way to travel in Washington.
This summer, spend a luxurious night under the stars at the beautiful Destiny Ridge Vineyard, which overlooks the Columbia River in central Washington. This is glamping — glamorous camping — at its finest, amid the vines where Alexandria Nicole Cellars estate wines have their beginnings. (more…)
Light whites and romantic rosés at The Woodhouse Wine Estates.
It’s been described as “off the beaten track” and “under the radar,” but I’ve been a fan of Woodhouse Wine Estates’ silky whites and robust reds for the last five years, since I first tasted their 2002 Maghee “Big Boy” Merlot. (Seriously, how can you not like a wine called “Big Boy?”) (more…)