Up next on our alphabetical challenge is Chenin Blanc, a white grape that doesn’t get much attention here domestically, but it is one that is definitely worthy of shelf space in your cellar or wine closet.
Our local wine shop, Tacoma Wine Merchants, is hosting an alphabetical journey through the world of wine, featuring a different varietal or region that sequentially follows each letter of the alphabet. Introducing the first varietal: Albariño.
Last year, I gave kudos to King Estate Pinot Gris, a favorite white for me and my husband. Although I still have plenty of love for this wine, this past weekend we found another Oregon white that is now top on my list. Hats off to the Elk Cove 2015 Pinot Gris from Willamette Valley!
When it hits wine o’clock in our household it’s usually still light out, and that means we’re pouring a crisp, vibrant white. The one we’ve been finding in our glass lately is Muscadet.
A Trader Joe’s wine tasting has turned up a fantastic white, a surprising Brunello, two bargain-priced Amarones that are repeat buys, and two that are on the “do not call back” list.
Tired of drinking the same ‘ole Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio during the dog days of summer? Break out of the rut and try a fresh, crisp Verdicchio. A dry Italian white, Verdicchio features bright citrus. Think lemon curd.
If you think Tequila and Corona Light are the drink of choice in Mexico, think again! We just returned from a week-long vacation in Cancun and we found ourselves pleasantly surprised with our introduction to Mexican wine.
For us, finding a Petit Verdot we love is like a treasure hunt—it requires a laborious search but the booty is worth the effort.
Last night was St. Patrick’s Day so what other way does a wine enthusiast spend the evening other than at a wine tasting? Luckily, we planned ahead and had our traditional Irish fare the night before, feeling lucky to get two of 14 spots available to… Continue Reading “Feeling In”SPIRE”d”
We recently took a group ski trip to Mount Bachelor, which is outside of Bend, Oregon. Sadly, we just didn’t have time to add on a side trip to the Willamette Valley, but we did manage a pit stop at Safeway to grab a… Continue Reading “The Light and Dark Side of Pinot”