When the wine is right!

I was taking a look at my wine stock and was thinking about how some of the wine that I have hold a special meaning to me and then I started to wonder when would be the right time to drink the wine.  Is there really any right time to drink wine?  Wine is meant […]

Wine Italian Family Style!

My husband and I visited this quaint little winery in the industrial district of Woodinville.  Facelli Winery has been owned and operated by the Facelli Family since 1988, sourcing grapes from the finest Washington vineyards.  Lou Facelli, wine maker, has achieved a true Italian family feel with a very warm welcoming atmosphere in his winery. […]

The Happy Wine!

What can I say about a man that can take a very traditional old world taste and bring it to the new world with a flare.  Brian Carter, wine maker and operator of Brian Carter Cellars has done just that.  His European blends are magnificent and he has been able to bring Washington state a […]

Restaurant visit

I just wanted to make a little blurb about the restaurant that my husband and I visited while we were in Portland. Clarklewis is a little place tucked into the industrial district of Portland, Oregon that serves a very eclectic Pacific Northwest type menu. It really says a lot about a restaurant when they support […]

Fruit of the Land

Ever stop to think that the beautiful Washington wine that you drink not only comes from the essential wine maker, but also from the land? Land which was sculpted out by the great Missoula glacial flood that took place about 15,000 years ago. Eastern Washington is a complete riverbed of sand and rock that is […]

What Makes You Smile?

There is absolutely nothing wrong with sticking with a good thing! My husband and I recently visited Silver Lake Winery and found that they have stayed with that typical table wine flavor. I have to say that my favorite was the Silver Lake cabernet reserve.  However, we were introduced to Glenn Fiona Basket Press Syrah […]

Out of the Box

Typical, typical, typical!  A word that my readers may hear often;  wow, beautiful, and amazing may be rare ones.  I absolutely adore a wine that has been concocted out of pure passion, a wine that has unfamiliar descriptions such as marshmallow or pineapple, a wine maker who has stepped out of the box!  I had […]