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Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2010

KENNEWICK All good things must come to an end.

Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2010

Two big wine weekends are coming.

Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2010

KENNEWICK Writing a column about Wines of Substance, a consumer-priced Walla Walla label, found me both in and out of my element.

Wednesday, Apr. 07, 2010

RICHLAND What wine should you match with Copper River salmon from the icy waters of Alaska? Ask Eric.

Wednesday, Mar. 31, 2010

KENNEWICK Smart buyers will find spring bargains at many wineries east of the Cascades because it's just about time to release a set of new wines at annual spring barrel tastings and other spring events.

Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2010

PROSSER Gamache Vintners has a lot going for it these days, with a new facility at Prosser Vintner's Village, a source of excellent grapes and one of the state's top winemakers.

Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2010

Riesling has been called the wine for all occasions, and luckily, there's plenty available in Washington.

Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2010

Martin-Scott, a small family-owned winery on the hills above East Wenatchee, offers an impressive view and wines to match.

Wednesday, Mar. 03, 2010

KENNEWICK -- Kennewick has joined the Northwest's winery boom, with three tasting rooms in a row emerging in the Southridge neighborhood.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010

PROSSER On the entrance wall of the stylish new tasting room at Mercer Estates Winery in Prosser are heirloom photographs of the pioneer Mercer and Hogue families.

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010

PATERSON, Wash. Travel anywhere in the U.S., and the Washington wine you're most likely to encounter will be labeled Columbia Crest Grand Estates, which are made just up the hill from the tiny community of Paterson.

Wednesday, Feb. 03, 2010

KENNEWICK Wine judgings don't have to be big to be beneficial to the wine-drinking public.

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010

KENNEWICK Spending some time in a mountain cabin with a chance to concentrate on tasting two fine lines of wine was a great idea until wild turkey got in my way.

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010

KENNEWICK Finding good wine at a good price is a good thing. And that's what Covey Run delivers.

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010

A batch of Mid-Columbia wines that earned coveted platinum awards in the current edition of Wine Press Northwest magazine are not only top quality but also bargain-priced.

Wednesday, Jan. 06, 2010

Vin du Lac is French that translates into "wine by the lake," and this emerging Chelan-area winery also translates it into some mighty tasty moderately priced wines.

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009

KENNEWICK -- Preparing my annual year in review of wines revived fond memories of 2009.

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009

KENNEWICK Sparkling wine, or if you prefer Champagne, is the classic holiday wine.

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009

KENNEWICK, Wash. Traditionally, I've recommended a bottle of wine as a great Christmas or holiday gift for people who like wine.

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009

KENNEWICK Sifting though the results of the recent Tri-Cities Wine Festival, which attracted a record 328 wines for judging, is a bit daunting.

Wednesday, Dec. 02, 2009

PROSSER Albariño, an intriguing Spanish white grape with characteristics of pear and melons, is the star of Coyote Canyon Winery of Prosser.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009

KENNEWICK -- This is it for Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009

KENNEWICK It's time for round two of picking wines for the Thanksgiving meal, which offers an opportunity to explore and enjoy predictable and surprising elements of wine and food match-ups.

Wednesday, Nov. 04, 2009

KENNEWICK My how time flies when you're writing about wine.

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009

WALLA WALLA Yellow Hawk Cellar is a Walla Walla winery with a difference.