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Open That Bottle Night 2014 [Wow! Alert]

February 26, 2014 by  
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This year’s Open That Bottle Night was last Saturday, February 22. Open That Bottle Night, created by former Wall Street Journal wine columnists Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher, is the one night a year that we are all encouraged to get out that bottle of wine that is so special that no occasion seems special […]

Open That Bottle Night 2014 [Wow! Alert] was originally posted on Wine Peeps. Wine Peeps – Your link to great QPR wines from Washington State and beyond.

Barolo: One of the Great Red Wines of the World

October 16, 2013 by  
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For many years, I’ve heard Barolo referred to as the “King of Wines”; but when I looked at a glass of Barolo, it looked like a wimpy wine because it was light red in color and somewhat transparent. Consequently, I had a hard time getting excited about it, especially when I looked at the price […]

Barolo: One of the Great Red Wines of the World was originally posted on Wine Peeps. Wine Peeps – Your link to great QPR wines from Washington State and beyond.

Good Everyday “Go-To” Wines Under $10

September 25, 2013 by  
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LaGayle and I sip a glass or two of wine virtually every evening, either just sitting out on the deck talking and/or as an accompaniment with dinner. Unless we are having guests or it is a special occasion, we like to keep the cost moderate on these everyday wines. Over the years, we have developed […]

Good Everyday “Go-To” Wines Under $10 was originally posted on Wine Peeps. Wine Peeps – Your link to great QPR wines from Washington State and beyond.

Red Willow Vineyard: 40 Years and Just Beginning!

August 14, 2013 by  
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Humble, dedicated, innovative, smart, hard working, ethical, family-oriented, forward thinking…these are some of the words that came to my mind to describe Mike Sauer and the Red Willow Vineyard family as I participated in their 40th anniversary celebration a few weeks ago. While 40 years is not a long time when you compare it to […]

Red Willow Vineyard: 40 Years and Just Beginning! was originally posted on Wine Peeps. Wine Peeps – Your link to great QPR wines from Washington State and beyond.

Open That Bottle Night: 1999 Henschke Hill of Grace

February 27, 2013 by  
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This year’s Open That Bottle Night was last Saturday, February 23. Open That Bottle Night, created by former Wall Street Journal wine columnists Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher, is the one night a year that we are all encouraged to get out that bottle of wine that is so special that no special occasion seems […]

Open That Bottle Night: 1999 Henschke Hill of Grace was originally posted on Wine Peeps. Wine Peeps – Your link to great QPR wines from Washington State and beyond.

Best of 2012 in Washington Wine Country

January 2, 2013 by  
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After visiting more wineries and tasting more Washington wines than I can count, meeting many of the best winemakers in Washington, and walking the rows in many of the best known vineyards in the state, these are the Wine Peeps team’s picks as the best of 2012 in Washington Wine Country. BEST WINE: 2009 Rasa […]

Best of 2012 in Washington Wine Country was originally posted on Wine Peeps. Wine Peeps – Your link to great QPR wines from Washington State and beyond.

Three Wine Books that Would Make Excellent Holiday Gifts

October 24, 2012 by  
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In recent months, I have come across a number of wine books that have caught my attention. Three stood out for me, each of which I would recommend for people who love wine or are interested in learning more about it. I’m presenting the books in alphabetical order, since my recommendation for you would depend […]

Three Wine Books that Would Make Excellent Holiday Gifts was originally posted on Wine Peeps. Wine Peeps – Your link to great QPR wines from Washington State and beyond.

Improving the Tasting Room Experience for Wineries and Visitors

September 12, 2012 by  
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Over the past five years, I’ve written several posts giving tips for visiting wine country which included advice on being friendly and polite and respecting the time of the people working in a tasting room and on areas needing improvement in tasting room operations. Today, I want to update those posts as a result of […]

Improving the Tasting Room Experience for Wineries and Visitors was originally posted on Wine Peeps. Wine Peeps – Your link to great QPR wines from Washington State and beyond.

Wine Tourism in Washington State

August 13, 2012 by  
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Washington State is second only to California in U.S. wine production; so if you like wine, you’ll want to visit Washington wine country. As people taste Washington wine, they also discover that the quality of Washington wine is second to none, and often at great prices, too. Where you go in Washington wine country will […]

Wine Tourism in Washington State was originally posted on Wine Peeps. Wine Peeps – Your link to great QPR wines from Washington State and beyond.

Consumers Win as the Washington State Beverage Race Heats Up

July 11, 2012 by  
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Right from the get-go, we here at Wine Peeps were supporters of Washington State’s ballot initiative, I-1183. And, as you know, we were thrilled when it passed, because it finally got the state out of the liquor business. No longer do we have bureaucrats at the WSLCB deciding what selections will be available to us […]

Consumers Win as the Washington State Beverage Race Heats Up was originally posted on Wine Peeps. Wine Peeps – Your link to great QPR wines from Washington State and beyond.

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