Month: May 2014

Sauvignon Blanc is a perfectly-balanced warm-weather wine

Red wines have become wildly popular in the last several years on the tails of reports that consuming it provides a myriad of health benefits. Certain red wines (i.e. Cabernet […]

Adios Espana!

We’re spending our last night in Madrid before flying home tomorrow. I thought I’d post more while here but we’ve either been too busy or I’ve been too tired. Dinner […]

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.

While port doesn’t seem to enjoy the same popularity in the Northwest as it does in other areas or other countries around the globe, the Douro Valley of Portugal is […]

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

We arrived in Porto, Portugal and, due to the fact that we don't use GPS, it was touch and go a couple of times. We breezed through 2/3 of our […]

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

Yesterday we spent little time in the Atocha train station because we'd flown all day and will spend three nights in Madrid at the end of our trip but to describe […]

We’ve made it to Espana!

I’ve been up since 3:40 am on May 13 minus a 2 hour nap I just woke up from. Okay, I kind of passed out after no sleep for 29 […]

Charlie’s Bistro in downtown Vancouver has an inviting patio

  Charlie’s Bistro is a wonderful restaurant in downtown Vancouver that has a quality selection of wines as well as a full bar and amazing food. Take advantage of the gorgeous day […]

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

  What mom wouldn’t want to celebrate the weekend at a local vineyard or tasting room? English Estate Winery is hosting their 111-year anniversary party from noon-6 pm tomorrow (May 10) […]

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

  English Estate Winery is the oldest vineyard in the Vancouver area. Wine grapes at this vineyard were first planted in the 1980’s by Carl D. English who had the foresight […]

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