Category Results for: Port

 

Wine Tasting Dinner: Tawny Port

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Port comes from the Douro Valley in northern Portugal. While there are port-style wines made around the world, strict use of the term Port is reserved for fortified wines produced in Portugal. Most Port producers in Portugal now label their wines as a€?Portoa€? and the bottles bear a neck label with the Instituto do Vinho […]

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What’s in the Bag? Kori’s Value Wine Picks at Metropolitan Market

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Metropolitan Market, founded in 1971, is an award-winning grocery store with six locations in the greater Seattle area. They sell more than 1,200 different wines and beers and have recently added spirits as well. Seattle Magazine has recognized Metropolitan Market as the Grocery Store with the Best Selection of Washington Wines three times. Recently, I […]

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Challenging Wine Pairing: German Chocolate Pie

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

This month I decided to do something a little different with our challenging wine pairing. Rather than do the usual pairing with a meal, we decided to do a pairing with a dessert. German chocolate pie is something that Ia€?ve used many times as the dessert with our tasting dinners. On most occasions, I have […]

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Sineanna€?s Peter Rosbacka€|a Jack of Many Vineyards

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Peter Rosback is one of the most well-known and well-respected winemakers in the Pacific Northwest. Rosback got his start in winemaking in 1985 as a home winemaker experimenting with Pinot Noir. In 1986, he began making Old Vine Zinfandel from The Pines Vineyard. Rosback entered the wine business commercially in 1994 when he and David […]

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Tasting Group: Tawny Port

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Since we live in Washington State and often drink wines from Washington State, we want to make sure that we continue to hone our knowledge of the entire world of wine and maintain well-rounded palates in order to make us even more objective when we evaluate wines from Washington State. Therefore, we are thoroughly enjoying […]

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Paso Robles: Californiaa€?s Emerging Wine Region

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Located along the Central Coast halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Paso Robles is Californiaa€?s third largest and fastest growing wine region. The town of Paso Robles (a€?Pasoa€? to the locals) is the heart of Paso Robles wine country. The Paso Robles AVA was established in 1983 and has expanded a couple of times […]

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Wine Blogging Wednesday #66: Your Tender-est Twosome

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Our host for the February edition of Wine Blogging Wednesday, the blogospherea€?s monthly virtual wine tasting event, is Jennifer Hamilton of The Domestic Goddess. She selected Your Tender-est Twosome as this montha€?s theme and asked us to pair a wine with a dessert saying, a€?Every once in a while, dessert deserves the attention given to […]

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Port on a Cold, Winter Evening

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

When you are winding down and relaxing after dinner on a cold, winter evening, therea€?s nothing better than a small glass of port wine. Add in a piece of chocolate with your port around the holidays and you have a treat thata€?s hard to beat. Port is a fortified wine, meaning that grape spirit (almost […]

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Texas Wine Country 2009, Part Two and Recap

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Last week in Texas Wine Country 2009, Part One, I shared with you my initial impressions of Texas wines in 2009 and how much better they are today than in 2002. Now after visiting a total of 23 wineries and tasting a total of 169 wines from 28 wineries, let me give you a summary […]

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Texas Wine Country 2009, Part One

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Regular readers may remember that I visited several wineries in the Texas Panhandle about a year ago. Prior to last year, I had not been impressed at all with the Texas wineries I had visited. However, based on my limited sampling last year, I wanted to make a more comprehensive survey of Texas wines and […]

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