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- New Alliance of Women in Washington Wine already stands at 200 strong
- Bullocks bid goodbye to Eye of the Needle Winery in Woodinville
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- L’Ecole Nº 41 to create wine bar at Marcus Whitman Hotel
Seattle chocolatiers rank high in ShopSmart blind tasting
Some folks will debate that red wine and chocolate really don’t pair well together.
So why then is the month of February in the Pacific Northwest filled with “red wine and chocolate” events?
And if I want to keep the woman I’m related to by marriage smiling after one of the many scrumptious dinners she prepares for me, then I don’t bring up that discussion when she returns to the couch with various types of chocolate.
The March 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, a niche product of Consumer Reports, revealed results after conducting blind taste tests on “thousands of boxed bonbons, ranging from $10 to $90.”
A favorite of mine is Honest Chocolates in Carlton, Ore., where Dana Dooley’s kitchen shares space downtown with her husband’s Seven of Hearts tasting room. (Byron also makes estate wines under his Luminous Hills label.) Honest Chocolates also has retail locations in McMinnville, sharing space with Twelve Wines, and Newberg.
ShopSmart, created in 2006, publishes 10 times each year. It is available at newsstands for $4.99.