Taste Washington is back!

After a three-year hiatus, Taste Washington – the nation’s largest single-region wine and food festival made a successful return in 2023 with over 7,000 attendees including consumers, media, and trade. Despite being the second largest wine producer in the U.S., Washington wine is still relatively unknown outside of the state. The event is a terrific opportunity to celebrate and promote Washington’s diversity and unique terroir … Continue reading Taste Washington is back!

A Napa Icon arrives in Washington State

Mullan Road Cellars is the Washington State wine project led by Dennis Cakebread, founder of one of Napa’s iconic wineries, Cakebread Cellars.  The winery focuses on small-production, age worthy Bordeaux-style red blends sourced from top vineyards like Seven Hills in Walla Walla and Stillwater Creek in the upcoming Royal Slope AVA. For a bit of history, the winery is named after the military road built … Continue reading A Napa Icon arrives in Washington State

Walla Walla Wines come to Seattle

In the last few years, the Walla Walla Valley has established itself as the premier wine region in Washington state, with wines that rival in quality those made anywhere in the world. Earlier this month, I attended “Walla Walla Wine in Seattle”, an event sponsored by the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance, which provided a fantastic opportunity to engage directly with over 40 Walla Walla … Continue reading Walla Walla Wines come to Seattle

The 2018 Auction of Washington Wines

Many of the world’s great wine regions are associated with an iconic charity wine auction, such as the renowned Hospices de Beaune auction in Burgundy and the Auction Napa Valley in California; where every year professionals, connoisseurs and wine lovers gather for a weekend of festivities that culminate in the auction of rare and highly sought-after wines from the region’s top wineries, to benefit local … Continue reading The 2018 Auction of Washington Wines