Fall 2014

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  • FALL 2014

    72 hours in the Inland Northwest

    Wine collector Bing Crosby, who dropped out of Gonzaga law school in 1925 to seek fame, would be proud to sing the praises of the wine scene in his hometown.

  • FALL 2014

    Product Review: Savino decanter

    Perhaps this is not an issue for you, but it is for most: How do you safely and efficiently keep a half-consumed bottle of wine in good shape for a few days?

  • FALL 2014

    Nom de Vine: Passing Time Winery

    That Damon Huard, following a successful college and pro career in football, would return to his native Washington state and start up a winery probably isn’t a huge surprise.

  • FALL 2014

    A Taste of Eugene

    Route 5 NW Wine Bar in Eugene, Oregon offers guests a tasting tour through the wines of the Pacific Northwest.

  • FALL 2014

    Northwest Washington Wine and Spirits Trail

    Like many areas in Western Washington, Whatcom County has seen a steady increase in the number of wineries. This far north region of the Puget Sound Appellation is now home to 10 wineries, and along with two distilleries, they’ve collaborated to form the Whatcom Winery and Distillery Association...

  • PAIRINGS

    Match Makers: Westport Winery

    Kim Roberts is one of those driven, confident — perhaps crazed — types who says, “I can do this.”

  • ANDY PERDUE

    Washington heads for the hills

    Walla Walla collects the accolades, and Red Mountain gets the headlines. But in the end, the Horse Heaven Hills will be regarded as Washington’s most important grape-growing region.

  • DAN BERGER

    Finding the Greatness

    Burgundy lovers say red Burgundy is the unchallenged king of red wine. Many Americans would add California and Oregon, along with areas of New Zealand and Tasmania, to that list.

  • KEN ROBERTSON

    Insights of a wine tour guide

    Since April, I’ve had an interesting window into a rather select group of wine consumers from across the United States. They are all passengers taking a week-long cruise on the Columbia River aboard the American Empress, a 360-foot sternwheeler based in Vancouver, Wash., and in its inaugural...

  • COKE ROTH

    It’s all about Pinot….

    She has been called a mysterious temptress, a taunting mistress that engages and compels, and she is even known by her fan club as fickle. She is delicious whether in red or pink, and when she bubbles; offering up intrigue with every new look. She is rarely muscular, instead having smooth lines ...

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