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A Wine for Tonight: 2009 Columbia Crest H3 Merlot

May 31, 2012 by  
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Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this week’s selection, the 2009 Columbia Crest H3 Merlot from the Horse Heaven Hills of […]

A Wine for Tonight: 2009 Columbia Crest H3 Merlot was originally posted on Wine Peeps. Wine Peeps – Your link to great QPR wines from Washington State and beyond.

Au revoir, Hospice du Rhône

May 31, 2012 by  
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I was really surprised and saddened to learn yesterday, from a Facebook post by my friend Fred Swan, that the Hospice du Rhone event is pulling up stakes. After 20 years, HdR is no more. It was the first great varietally-dedicated event in California. I used to go to HdR every year for Wine Enthusiast. […]

Absolute Best Brownies

May 30, 2012 by  
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I’d like to apologize, firstly, for my longer than usual absence here.  We have been eking out as much as we can from this summer (the hottest on record so far I’ve heard!).  That means spending our precious weekends and holidays in searc…

OSKRI CORP. ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT on UNDECLARED CASHEWS in “PEACH GRANOLA”

May 30, 2012 by  
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OSKRI Corp. of Lake Mills, WI is recalling 3.53 ounce bags of “Peach Granola”, because it may contain undeclared cashews. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to cashews and/or other nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening alle…

La Poste Eatery is on the Top of My Favorite Restaurants List

May 30, 2012 by  
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By Angela
Recently, I celebrated my birthday at La Poste Eatery and Wine Room and it was one of the best wine and food experiences ever. We decided to have wine pairings with dinner.
Our first course was the Foie Gras on Banana Bread with a sliced Banana with caramelized sugar on top that had a maple carmel syrup finished with cracked sea salt. […]

Another Great Wine Party Idea: Bottle Swap

May 30, 2012 by  
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Over the years here on Wine Peeps, we have shared with you a number of our best wine party ideas: wine tasting dinners, digging into the cellar parties, and our wine tasting group activities. Today, we’re going to share another great wine party idea: a bottle swap. A friend of mine who read about it […]

Another Great Wine Party Idea: Bottle Swap was originally posted on Wine Peeps. Wine Peeps – Your link to great QPR wines from Washington State and beyond.

Can a wine have “soul”?

May 30, 2012 by  
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My exposure to the word “soul” has been two-fold: philosophically, in the sense of an immaterial essence of our humanity (which may or may not be immortal), as explored by Plato and others, and musically, as defined by the Motown and Stax Volt records I grew up grooving to. Aretha had soul. James Brown had […]

Wine Word of the Week: Sediment

May 29, 2012 by  
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This week’s Wine Word of the Week is sediment. Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine: Sediment is the solid material which settles to the bottom of any wine container, whether it be a bottle or a vat, tank, cask, or barrel. This sediment is a very heterogeneous mixture which at the […]

Wine Word of the Week: Sediment was originally posted on Wine Peeps. Wine Peeps – Your link to great QPR wines from Washington State and beyond.

Seeing the funny side of wine reviewing

May 29, 2012 by  
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It’s been nearly 4 years since I posted this gag video on my blog. I remember some of my friends telling me, “You can’t do that!” They thought it was demeaning for a professional wine critic to poke fun of himself and of the whole system of wine reviewing. However, I thought then, and still […]

Memorial Day, We Remember

May 28, 2012 by  
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We remember and honor all those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms that have been won for those of us who live in the United States. And, we express deep thanks and gratitude to all who have served in any branch of the United States Armed Forces. (Photo by eddiecoyote) Memorial Day, […]

Memorial Day, We Remember was originally posted on Wine Peeps. Wine Peeps – Your link to great QPR wines from Washington State and beyond.

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