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Tough decisions for winemaking parents

by author unknown on September 7, 2007

Winemaking is tough work, especially during harvest, which often is a 60-day marathon with few – if any – days off as the grapes relentlessly arrive, oblivious to whatever else you might want to be doing. Such is the case with winemaking parents whose children play fall sports. Tweet This Post

What happened to Whidbeys liqueur, ports? – Seattle Times

by author unknown on September 5, 2007

What happened to Whidbeys liqueur, ports?Seattle Times, United States – Sep 5, 2007Q: Why has Ste. Michelle stopped producing Whidbeys Liqueur and Ports? My wife and I took a romantic getaway some 16 years ago to the island and fell in … Tweet This Post

Harvest beginning in earnest

by author unknown on September 4, 2007

It’s the day after Labor Day, and wine grape harvest in Washington should kick in today. We heard scattered reports about some white varieties (primarily Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris) being picked late last week, but the real work should begin now. Tweet This Post

A Celebration of Washington Wines

by author unknown on September 4, 2007

Jan 26, 2008 (Sat): Join the black-tie gala featuring premium Washington wines, an elegant multicourse meal, and silent and live auctions that include wines, travel packages, weekend getaways, and a staggering array of fabulous offerings. Proceeds will benefit Washington State University’s Viticulture and Enology Program. Visit for more information. Tweet This Post

The Inexact and Ancient “Science” of Growing Stuff

by author unknown on August 30, 2007

Farmers, that is, people who spend pretty much all day trying to coax living things out of the soil are a real enigma. They are some of the most genuine, inspiring, hard working and determined people I have ever met. They are also some of the most superstitious, irrational folks I’ve ever had to deal […]

Do cork arguments pass the sniff test?

by author unknown on August 29, 2007

In his latest Seattle Times column, Paul Gregutt responds to readers who wrote in after a recent piece on corks vs. screwcaps. Right up front, he addresses the question of whether he thinks not using corks hurts the environment. Tweet This Post

Woodinville Wine Cellars @ The Living Room Kirkland

by author unknown on August 29, 2007

Sep 06, 2007 (Thu): Join us to taste a wonderful selection of wines from Woodinville Wine Cellars Tweet This Post

Washington harvest to kick off this week

by author unknown on August 27, 2007

I was chatting with a couple of Washington winemakers today, and both indicated that some Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris would be harvested before the weekend. This is slightly ahead of schedule, but these two white wine grapes don’t necessarily need to get up to 24-25 brix to make delicious wines. Tweet This Post

Seattle Food Events – Seattle Post Intelligencer

by author unknown on August 24, 2007

Seattle Food EventsSeattle Post Intelligencer – Aug 24, 2007Michelle Winemaker, Bob Bertheau, and moderated by Sommelier David LeClaire. The guests can move upstairs to the Icon's private dining room for dinner. … Tweet This Post

Woodinville Garage Sale at Purple Café and Wine Bar

by author unknown on June 21, 2007

Aug 04, 2007 (Sat): From noon to 3 p.m., wines from Purple’s shelves will be sold at “garage sale” prices, and Wine Director Christene Larsen will be there to strike a deal. In addition, great bargains on the same fine stemware used in the restaurants and Purple Café’s signature wrought iron furnishings will be available […]