If you’ve never been to any pocket of British Columbia wine country, there’s an obvious reason why this is the summer to head to the border and hop over. The American dollar is so far in your favour that loose change might come close to buying a good bottle of BC vino. (On June 1, a U.S. dollar was equal to $1.27 Canadian.) And if it’s been a while since you … [Read more...] about British Columbia welcomes U.S. to revisit world-class wines
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Mount Rushmore-type figures for the Washington wine industry have called Walla Walla home for decades and made some of the Northwest most famous steak-worthy reds. And yet, there wasn’t anything resembling Walla Walla Steak Co. in downtown Walla Walla until cattle rancher/chef/vineyard owner Dan Thiessen brought his lifelong vision to reality two blocks … [Read more...] about Match Maker: Thiessen puts his brand on WW with Walla Walla Steak Co.
It's no surprise that Oregon stood out in this comparative tasting of Pinot Gris, which not coincidentally showcased a number of the Northwest's top talents. And this winter will mark the 50th anniversary of the federal government approving the label for the first Pinot Gris produced in the country — The Eyrie Vineyards 1970 Oregon Pinot Gris by the late David Lett in the … [Read more...] about Oregon stands out throughout Pinot Gris tasting
BOISE, Idaho — Wineries in the Walla Walla Valley and the Columbia Valley successfully woo consumers in Idaho’s Snake River Valley, requiring a four-hour drive to the northwest. On the other hand, it’s rare to see a vintner based in Walla Walla invest in Idaho, yet that’s exactly what Proletariat Wine Co., is doing. Led by winemaker Sean Boyd of acclaimed Rôtie … [Read more...] about Walla Walla-based Proletariat Wine Co. set to build facility near Boise
Jessica Munnell intended to grow flowers. A degree in horticulture at Washington State University, a greenhouse to follow. A future filled with dirt under her fingernails and a beautiful bouquet of blooms on her kitchen table, in perpetuity. Life, in this way, did not go to plan. And now, instead of putting ranunculus in a vase, she puts longleaf phlox on the bottles … [Read more...] about The Wines That Made Us: Vega Sicilia Unico for Jessica Munnell