From the monthly archives:

May 2007

Lori Randall from Randall PR just mailed me about what looks like a killer event coming to Bellevue Square May 23-27. Several Woodinville wineries will be featured, including Matthews, DeLille, and JM Cellars. Lori says: Thought I would let you all know about the 9 wine seminars, 14 wine dinners (from $35-$160), 11 cooking demos […]


Purple Cafe Now Has Three Locations

by jason on May 16, 2007

Purple Cafe now has 3 locations: Woodinville, Kirkland and now Seattle. On Sundays they offer 1/2 price bottles of wine valued at $50 or more with a minimum $25 entree purchase. They are also participating … Tweet This Post

New in Seattle: Purple Cafe and Wine Bar

by gspadoni on May 16, 2007

They've just opened a Seattle location on Fourth & University this last Monday; I've been to their Kirkland and Woodinville locations several times each and can’t wait to check out their new space. Get there before everyone knows about … Tweet This Post

Toast to A Rising Star

by Lisa Pavageau on May 16, 2007

The point of my going on is that everyone should look for DiStefano wines in their area and/or check out their website I believe in supporting all new rising stars in the wine industry. Their enthusiasm can and … Tweet This Post

Meritage or Merit-less?

by Paul Gregutt on May 13, 2007

Since then, wineries that pay the fees ($1/case) and agree to honor the rules of the organization (basically, a red or white blend using two or more approved – eg Bordeaux – grapes) get to use the word Meritage on their wine labels. … Tweet This Post

Barking Frog

by jason on May 9, 2007

The Barking Frog. I think it is a great name for a restaurant. Located next to the Herbfarm in Woodinville, we had breakfast at the Barking Frog after a hot air balloon ride. We wanted some food in our stomachs prior to hitting the … Tweet This Post

Guest Services Manager

by jason on May 9, 2007

WA-Seattle, Guest Services Manager Ste Michelle Wine Estates is currently looking for a Guest Services Manager for our corporate headquarters in Woodinville , Washington . The position will report to the Director. Tweet This Post

2004 Januik Merlot Klipsun Vineyard

by jason on May 8, 2007

Tasted by jtcseventysix. Syrah like. Deep ruby/purple color. Began slightly tight, with some tannins throughout. Mellowed and softened as it breathed. Once open, this drunk very well. Soft, fruit-forward, yet bold enough to keep your … Tweet This Post

Dark garnet, blackberry and floral bouquet on the nose, strong blackberry almost jammy on the palate, a bit of oak that gives a sweetness to the taste, smooth finish the tannins are refined with a fairly strong fruit finish. … Tweet This Post

Wine adviser – May 8

by Alasdair Stewart on May 8, 2007

Under the supervision of recently installed head winemaker Bob Bertheau, Ste. Michelle has ramped up the quality of its chardonnays and red wines at all price levels. But the least-expensive white wines, labeled simply Columbia Valley, … Tweet This Post