Month: April 2016

Vancouver’s urban winery rolls out wine growler program

[caption id="attachment_2516" align="aligncenter" width="300"] At 32 ounces, Burnt Bridge wine growlers fill 5 - 6 ounce glasses plus a little more for good measure. Burnt Bridge Cellars[/caption] Beginning Wednesday, May 4 Vancouver’s […]

Wine travels: The Fertile Fraser River Valley

[caption id="attachment_2508" align="aligncenter" width="300"] LuLu Island Winery efficiently hosts up to 10 tour buses an hour in high season alongside couples and smaller groups without missing a beat. Viki Eierdam[/caption] If […]

Uncork summer with Yakima Valley winery lineup

[caption id="attachment_2498" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Parejas Cellars offers a lineup of bright whites perfect for the summer stretch of patio days ahead. Viki Eierdam[/caption] As warmer weather approaches, wine drinkers will be […]

The 6th Annual North County Wine Run returns to Rusty Grape

[caption id="attachment_2493" align="aligncenter" width="140"] The 2016 North County Wine Run features possibly the best medal to date—a three-dimensional bull wine pourer made of metal and chrome-plated. Photo courtesy of Get […]

Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Aging to Perfection

[caption id="attachment_2489" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Growing conditions found in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA bear striking similarities to those found on the Left Bank of the Garonne River in Bordeaux. Shown: […]

Countdown to Bordeaux: The 2016 Rusty Grape Vineyards river cruise

[caption id="attachment_1890" align="aligncenter" width="300"] This time next Saturday I’ll be dining with other guests aboard the Viking Forseti as we anticipate our week-long journey on a Bordeaux river cruise (identical […]

Tour DeVine offering aerial perspective of Willamette Valley

[caption id="attachment_2468" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The luxury day of Willamette Valley touring via helicopter begins at Red Hills Market where passengers enjoy a glass of Argyle Winery bubbles with fruit and […]

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