Month: December 2015

1930’s SW Washington Wine connection featured at Total Wine

[caption id="attachment_2299" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Rudolph Weibel, a winemaker from Switzerland, manufactured his sparkling wine formula in Vancouver, Washington in 1936. Photo courtesy of Fred Weibel, Jr.[/caption] A well-stocked shelf at Vancouver, […]

Battle Ground’s newest winery welcoming visitors

[caption id="attachment_2180" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Battle Ground's Dolio Winery officially opened Saturday, December 18th. Pictured here: Owners, Don and Pam Klase. Viki Eierdam[/caption] Back in November Corks and Forks reported that Battle Ground's […]

Tips to enjoy a budget-friendly toast for New Year’s revelers

[caption id="attachment_2290" align="aligncenter" width="117"] Consumers interested in seeking out lesser known labels can be rewarded with some exciting and affordable discoveries. BevMo![/caption] Sparkling fans have heard of the big boys—Veuve Clicquot, […]

Analemma sparkling site in the Gorge

[caption id="attachment_2281" align="aligncenter" width="470"] Steven Thompson skillfully sabered a bottle of 2011 Atavus Blanc de Noir Sparkling at Analemma Wines’ First Annual Sparkling Soirée and Kris Fade was the proud […]

Bubbles the guest of honor all weekend

[caption id="attachment_2274" align="aligncenter" width="470"] This $100+ bottle of Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve was a special treat at Latte da Coffee House and Wine Bar’s Thursday bubbles tasting. Viki Eierdam[/caption]   ‘Tis the […]

Bring wines that overdeliver to your holiday celebration

[caption id="attachment_2268" align="aligncenter" width="470"] When compiling a shopping list, don’t forget some standout wines to showcase those special-occasion Christmas and New Year’s menus. Viki Eierdam[/caption] We find ourselves smack dab in […]

Seattle’s “first neighborhood” welcomes The Estates Wine Room

[caption id="attachment_2261" align="aligncenter" width="470"] The Estates Wine Room opened in Seattle’s Pioneer Square on Friday, December 11th. Viki Eierdam[/caption] Known as the oldest neighborhood in Seattle—with some of its grand brick […]

Give the gift of a wine club membership this Christmas season

[caption id="attachment_2255" align="aligncenter" width="470"] For the wine lover on your list this Christmas season, a wine club membership is a terrific gift idea. Pomeroy Cellars[/caption] The Christmas season is in full […]

VanArnam Vineyards brings Rattlesnake Hills AVA to the ‘Couv

[caption id="attachment_2247" align="aligncenter" width="470"] Still considered a young winery, VanArnam Vineyards recently received a 91 from Wine Spectator for their 2013 Melange. Viki Eierdam[/caption] The newest winery to join Vancouver’s only […]

Paul Durant leaving a legacy one tree at a time

[caption id="attachment_2227" align="aligncenter" width="470"] Oregon Olive Mill, the first commercial olive mill in the Northwest, seeks to propagate cold-climate olive trees in a similar vein to Lett and Erath of […]

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