Tag: wine

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The Sip

Do Chocolate and Wine Truly Make a Great Match?

When January arrives, some people are clearing out their pantry and eradicating the last of the Christmas cookies and sweet treats, but others are already looking ahead to the next holiday that wouldn’t be what it is without chocolate: Valentine’s Day. Out of … read more

Slippery Pig Brewery

Slippery Pig Brewery — Proud of Being Different

To row single-handedly from Poulsbo to Seattle in a small rowboat requires propelling some 16 nautical miles through a major transportation waterway teeming with ferries, Alaska-bound cruise ships, container vessels and recreational boaters. It also demands navigation of the Ballard Locks, two gates … read more

The Sip
The Sip

Wow your Party Guests with these 4 Easy Food and Wine Pairing Tips

Pairing wine with food is one of the joys in life. I love cooking a good meal and picking a delicious wine to go with it. With holiday parties and family gatherings in full swing, impress your guests with a delicious meal and … read more

Dinner in the Vinyard

Olalla Vineyard & Winery

It’s been almost two years since Mary Ellen Houston and her husband, Stuart Chisholm, purchased the Olalla Valley Winery in December 2015. Much has changed in that time, but much has stayed the same, as well. They still grow and harvest many of … read more

Wine on the Rock

7 Wineries in One Day

An insider's perspective on Bainbridge Island's Wine on...

The delicious aroma of paella cooking over an open fire mixed perfectly with the sweet smell of the summer air. The wine was selected to pair with the food and the setting was more like a garden party than a winery. Amelia Wynn … read more

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

Eleven Winery

Eleven Winery — ‘Built to do Good’

“A treasure in a bottle” is a common phrase used by a wine club member to describe the wines that are produced by Eleven Winery, a treasure in itself found on Bainbridge Island. Eleven wines are the product of a rare combination of … 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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