Make the Perfect Holiday Cheese Platter

Variety counts! Include a variety of flavors, colors, textures and countries by selecting the cheese by the type of milk used. Choose cow, goat and sheep cheese. On average plan for each guest to eat 1-2 ounces of each cheese you serve.

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Best Oregon Pinot Noir

Demystifying Oregon Pinot Noir

Ok, let’s cut to the chase, Oregon Pinot Noir is a bit of mystery to the casual wine drinker.  There seems to be a mystique surrounding it; everyone seems to know it is desirable, but most aren’t really quite sure why. I dare you to ask the person sitting across from you at your next […]

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Best Oregon Pinot Noir

Oregon Pinot Noir- The Rest of the Drill Down

click here to read part one of Demystifying Oregon Pinot Noir Enter the winemaker… Fifty percent  of the quality and characteristics of the Pinot Noir is determined by nature; now it is up to the winemaker to determine the quality and personality of the second fifty percent. The winemaker’s vision, skills, determination and subtleties play […]

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Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Aug Pick 24

You’ll notice we have several wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle in this month’s selection of 24 highly rated wines, under $24, and for good reason. This winery located on 105 wooded acres in Woodinville, 15 miles northeast of Seattle, is Washington’s oldest and most acclaimed winery. Built on a 1912 estate owned by a prominent […]

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Mike Grgich

Who is Mike Grgich?

Who is Mike Grgich? Arguably, the most influential winemaker in the New World. Celebrating his 90th birthday on April 1, 2013, Mike Grgich, winemaker and founder of the famous Grgich Hills Estate, may have had more influence on New World wines and their popularity and success than any other man in history. Inducted into the […]

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White Wine Safari

Up for an Adventure? It doesn’t always require a full-fledged quest like a dive into the Great Barrier Reef or a climb up Mount Everest to satisfy the explorer in us. We can embrace our adventurous nature every day, and one of the most thrilling and satisfying ways is via the palate. So today Vine […]

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July 2013 Pick 24

Continuing on with the summer celebration theme, we’ve included a number of high quality summer wines to enhance all your July activities including your backyard bbqs, neighborhood parties, camping excursions, boating and fishing expeditions and, of course, the ubiquitous outdoor summer concerts. One of our favorites is the fresh and fruity South African Ken Forrester […]

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June Pick 24, 2013

“Welcome to Schramsberg Vineyards – America’s House of Sparkling Wine”. The Schramsberg estate is tucked into the densely forested slopes of Diamond Mountain and is home to the oldest hillside vineyards in Napa totaling 218 acres. The estate is a registered historic landmark that dates back to the 1860’s and has entertained many famous guests […]

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