Month: December 2014

Cheers to 2015!

  As 2014 winds down I find myself in a reflective mood. My year began with the adoption of our very special pups, Challenge and Baby Girl, from the SW Washington […]

December wine review with recipe pairings

Spier 2013 Sauvignon Blanc –Knowing I wanted to balance the acid of tomatoes and tanginess of goat cheese in my goat cheese-stuffed chicken with green bean dish, I chose a […]

Rezabek Vineyards is looking to put Clark County on the sparkling wine map

Living in Battle Ground, I’m fortunate to unwittingly be at the heart of the vineyard action in Clark County and I’m anticipating that newcomers, Rezabek Vineyards/Daybreak Cellars, will have their […]

Meet the vintner: From concrete to crush

Dan Andersen’s passion for winemaking was born during the decade he spent working on freeway interchanges in the Golden State. “For a young 20 something engineer in California there was winetasting […]

Last chance for some wine-focused Christmas gifts

Weekend highlights: Brewed – Fri, Dec 19 from 8:30-10:30 pm the downtown Vancouver crew is hosting local musicians, Krista Lay & Jeremiah Lehman singing Christmas songs, special bites to pair with […]

Trending now: Champagne and sparklings

Soon resolutions will be shared over clinking glasses as adults worldwide celebrate the countdown to 2015. Inside those glasses will be all manner of sparkling wines from $6 a bottle […]

Christmas shopping at local wine haunts

Weekend highlights: Burnt Bridge Cellars – Sun, Dec 14 from noon-5 pm hosting their annual Craft Fair with nine vendors. Asking for a pet food donation for the Humane Society, as well. […]

Neighborhood coffee house helping folks wine down

Scott Flury opened Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar in what he describes as uptown, uptown Vancouver, back in June of 2011 and since then it’s become a gathering […]

Wine and the Goldilocks paradigm

‘Serve at room temperature’ is a common recommendation on the label of wine bottles but what does ‘room temperature’ really mean? I’ve asked several people and 70-72 degrees is the […]

First Friday is upon us once again

Weekend highlights: It's First Friday and many communities are celebrating with extended business hours including downtown Vancouver, Camas (in conjunction with their annual Christmas tree lighting beginning at 6:30 pm), Battle Ground (in […]

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