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Create Your Custom Blend: Wine Blending Class March 22

  When it comes to wine blends, are you a fan of the styles of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Bordeaux, the Rhône, Chianti, Rioja, or the seductive blends from right here in Washington? Wine blends are fascinating because they are really a unique expression of...

A Blog About Malbec Titled “A Blog About Malbec”

by Ben Hilzinger   With our own Bob Delf, or Bobby D, as I lovingly refer to him, recently returning from a well-deserved vacation to South America, I thought I might as well write a little bit about a grape booming in popularity from that part of the world. This...

The Rebirth of a Goliath

Someone should seriously make a full-length movie about the rise, fall and rebirth of Carménère. Really. It has all the needed Hollywood tricks one could ever want while telling the story of a loveable, yet edgy protagonist who loses everything only to gain it all...

Hotter Wines. Hotter Legs.

By Ben Hilzinger When I think of dessert wine, I imagine wines containing high levels of both sugar and alcohol. In most settings of casual discussion, I'd be absolutely right; however, the definition of "dessert wine" gets lost in a sea of vagueness. The...

Sonatina: Beautiful captivating nose

SONATINA: Beautiful captivating noseNotes of white peaches, lemon curd, white flowers, hint of star anise, honeyGenerous with round center palateAcidity, fruit concentration and alcohol are all harmoniously balancedUnctuous and texturally pleasingFresh bold flavours...

Serenade: Smooth and velvety

SERENADE: Inviting noseRich black fruit aromas with some savoury notesSweet spice in center palateSmooth and velvety yet with a nice backbone of acidityTannins are rounded out, quite refinedOak is subtle and nicely frames the wine, letting the other components enjoy...

Uncle Brett: Understanding the Misunderstood

By Ben Hilzinger There's one in every family. That tactless, misunderstood relative you rarely invite to family gatherings because, once they're there, once they know where you live, they'll be inviting themselves any chance they get and infesting your world with...