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The Wine Cabinet: Fletcher Bay Winery

The Wine Cabinet — Fletcher Bay Winery

During a recent visit to Fletcher Bay Winery on Bainbridge Island, owner and winemaker Jim Wilford and marketing director Brook Huffman talked about many things, since the winery was growing a lot and things were changing. For example, they have upped their overall … read more

Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley white wines

The Wine Cabinet — White Wine and Some Recipes for the Summertime

Many of my readers prefer red wine, but this column is devoted to white wine for summertime. It’s time to think of summer entertaining and there’s nothing more refreshing than white sangria. White sangria is a dry white wine that has sweet fruit … read more

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The Wine Cabinet — Late Harvest, Ice and Port Wines

St. Valentine’s Day is always a special day at our house for a number of reasons: It’s the day we celebrate love, especially love of family because it was my father’s birthday. Marrying my wife was the best thing I’ve ever done in … read more

Washington State Port Wines

The Wine Cabinet — Washington State Port Wines: An Excellent Gift for Thanksgiving and Christmas

If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving or Christmas gift to give a wine lover, take a look at the many port wines made by our excellent Washington state wineries. In the United States, there is a problem calling wines “ports” because it is … read more

The Wine Cabinet — Storing Wine

The Wine Cabinet — Storing Wine

A reader recently asked, “What is the proper way to store wine that you intend to hold for some time?” Right after moving from Bremerton to Silverdale in 1998, another reader emailed me and asked if I knew anyone who was interested in … read more

From left to right: Chateau Ste Michelle’s Dry Riesling, Riesling and Harvest Select Sweet Riesling

The Wine Cabinet — Riesling Wine

Appreciation for riesling wines has never been as enthusiastic as one would expect. Its lack of popularity has confounded its winemakers as much as its history. The riesling vine is said to be traced back to Germany and the year 1435. Throughout the … read more

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The Wine Cabinet — Organic Wine

There appears to be an ongoing debate in the world of wine, and not just a little confusion, surrounding the terms “organic wine” and “wine made from organically grown grapes.” The same might be said about the terms “organic farming,” “sustainable agriculture” and … read more

The Wine Cabinet — Choosing the Right Sparkling Wine

The Wine Cabinet — Choosing the Right Sparkling Wine

As the Christmas and New Year holidays approached, I started scanning the shelves of local stores for Champagne and sparkling wines. My goal is to decide which of the many available options are great choices for dinners we plan with family and friends. … read more

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