Category: Wine

The Bells are in the Air at Bells Up Winery

During my recent visit to Willamette Valley we spent four days exploring the region and were able to visit 10 wineries. A private tasting at Bells Up Winery was a perfect way to begin our first full day of wine tasting. Sometimes what you…

A Rendezvous with Willamette Valley

May is Oregon Wine Month and in celebration I will be sharing stories all month long about my recent trip to the Willamette Valley Wine Country. When traveling through the wide open meadows, rolling hills and acres of vineyards in each unique seven appellation…

A Riesling Wine Tasting at Chateau Ste. Michelle

Washington state is the nation’s number two producer of premium wine, with more than 60,000 planted acres, nearly 1,000 wineries, and 14 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs). The town of Woodinville, WA is a wine destination located in Western Washington, and situated approximately 30 minutes…

Indian Spice Fondue and a Mumbai Mule Cocktail.

When enjoying a cheesy fondue it is customary to stir in a figure eight pattern and make sure not to double dip. Swiss tradition also says if a man drops his nugget of bread into the pot, he buys the next round, and if…

The Snoqualmie Valley Wine Experience

“Never pass up new experiences, Scarlett. They enrich the mind.” Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind                  Located just 30 miles East of Seattle, The Snoqualmie Valley is a farming and tourist destination located along the Snoqualmie…