Month: May 2014

Sauvignon Blanc is a perfectly-balanced warm-weather wine

[caption id="attachment_770" align="aligncenter" width="300"] 2013 Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc[/caption] Red wines have become wildly popular in the last several years on the tails of reports that consuming it provides a myriad […]

Adios Espana!

[caption id="attachment_762" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Viki enjoying Porto beach where Douro River meets the Atlantic Ocean[/caption] We’re spending our last night in Madrid before flying home tomorrow. I thought I’d post more […]

Memorial Weekend provides an array of tasting options all over the County.

  Memorial Weekend is upon wine lovers everywhere and, while I’ll be spending it in the Basque region of Spain (San Sebastian), there’s plenty of voluptuous vino in and around Clark […]

Port tasting in its birthplace.

[caption id="attachment_751" align="aligncenter" width="640"] View of Douro River and Porto from W & J Graham's[/caption] While port doesn’t seem to enjoy the same popularity in the Northwest as it does in […]

The best travel memories are made from the chance encounters with strangers

[caption id="attachment_742" align="aligncenter" width="640"] sunset over the Douro from our apartment in Porto, Portugal[/caption] We arrived in Porto, Portugal and, due to the fact that we don't use GPS, it was […]

A perfect marrying of tapas and vino with a dizzying Cathedral mixed in

[caption id="attachment_731" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Bacalao and olives at El Caprichito in Toledo[/caption] Yesterday we spent little time in the Atocha train station because we'd flown all day and will spend three nights […]

We’ve made it to Espana!

[caption id="attachment_725" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The 16th-century courtyard to our apartment in Toledo, Spain[/caption] I’ve been up since 3:40 am on May 13 minus a 2 hour nap I just woke up […]

Charlie’s Bistro in downtown Vancouver has an inviting patio

  [caption id="attachment_720" align="aligncenter" width="300"] My Sirah and husband's Hobo special (whiskey and Sessions) at Charlie's Bistro[/caption] Charlie’s Bistro is a wonderful restaurant in downtown Vancouver that has a quality selection of […]

Happy Mother’s Day Weekend. Lift a glass to mom.

  [caption id="attachment_716" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there.[/caption] What mom wouldn’t want to celebrate the weekend at a local vineyard or tasting room? English Estate Winery […]

English Estate Winery’s a great place to gather on a Monday night

  [caption id="attachment_711" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The Loafing Shed at English Estate Winery[/caption] English Estate Winery is the oldest vineyard in the Vancouver area. Wine grapes at this vineyard were first planted in […]

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