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Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Spring, 2022

For the week of June 19, 2022: Malaga Springs Winery 2016 Malbec – This fine effort from winemaker/owner Al Mathews – a mature Malbec that still has plenty of cellaring potential – deserves your attention. Cedar and toasted walnut aromas fill the glass, with upfront flavors of black currant and Marionberry that transition into brighter […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Winter, 2020

For the week of March 15, 2020: Adrice Wines 2017 Riveter Red – Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon – Winemaker Pam Adkins does a fine job with this tasty Cab that strikes the perfect balance between bright fruits of red currant and cranberry and darker, jammy blackberry and plum. The result is a wine with a […]

What’s My Favorite Wine? Here Are a Few Suggestions

What’s your favorite wine? That’s easily one of the most-asked questions I’ve encountered during the past 15 years as a wine columnist for the Herald. The answer, of course, is always a moving target, as new wines are introduced into the market and older vintages go out of circulation as they’re consumed or cellared. One […]

Wine Press Northwest Names Wineries of the Year

Here are Wine Press Northwest Magazine’s 2015 Wineries of the Year: Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year – Maryhill Winery Washington Winery of the Year – Brian Carter Cellars Washington Winery to Watch – Palencia Wine Co. Idaho Winery of the Year – Clearwater Canyon Cellars Oregon Winery of the Year – Brandborg Vineyard and […]

Whether Judging or Casual Tasting, Don’t Be Afraid to Share Your Opinions

I had the privilege of serving as one of 28 judges in the 19th Annual Northwest Wine Summit earlier this year. The first half of the event was held in Naramata, British Columbia and I participated in the second half in Hood River, Oregon. Sometimes it seems as if nearly every wine entered in a […]