Terry Thompson is such an ardent fan of Washington wines and winemakers that he sold his successful commercial interiors business in 2009, enlisted his entire family and a "dream team" of industry professionals and spent over a year creating URBAN enoteca (Ue), a warm and welcoming "wine center" that debuted last December just south of downtown Seattle.
- Wine country comes to the big cityMonday March 14 2011
- Keep the tassels twirlingMonday March 14 2011
Now that the Oscar's red carpet is respectfully rolled up and you've probably had your fill of bad girl ballet, I was peering into a juicy red bubble of love and started thinking about all the wonderful things that simply fit together - like Pinot and Noir, Adam and Eve, ballet and burlesque. Yes, you heard right! Grab a glass of grace and goodness and let's make those tassels twirl with a flurry. Black Swan madness - that's what I'm talkin' about!
- Don't put all your Pinot in one basketMonday March 14 2011
It isn't quite like saying that it's best not to put all your hatchlings into a solitary container, but a statistic was just handed to me that makes it seem so.
- A tale of two winesMonday March 14 2011
I don't know that two red wines could be more opposite than Pinot Noir and Petite Sirah.
- A fitting tribute to Walter CloreMonday December 15 2008
Columbia Crest's Walter Clore Private Reserve is one of those wines that's richly made yet is a veritable bargain for such a classic Bordeaux-style blend.
- Woehler on Wine: A fond farewell... and a new ventureWednesday April 28 2010
KENNEWICK — All good things must come to an end.
- Ste. Michelle doesn't rob Bargain Bob's walletMonday March 14 2011
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington's flagship winery, is nearly as old as I am. That means I've had a lot of years to be able to taste wines from the Woodinville behemoth.
- Elk Cove more than great PinotMonday March 14 2011
The picturesque Willamette Valley is a perfect setting for a vintage winery like Elk Cove Vineyards.