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Posted: July 31, 2006 By Harvey Steiman
Posted: July 21, 2006 By Harvey Steiman
Envious at the commercial success of Cajun, Creole, Tex-Mex and Southwestern cuisines, the folks in one part of our country are testing the waters for a new one. It's called Cascadian Cuisine. OK, I'll give you a few minutes to figure out where that might be.
Posted: June 19, 2006
Posted: June 1, 2006 By Harvey Steiman
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates' surprise purchase of Erath Vineyards looks like a good deal all the way around. The Washington-based buyer has a long history of pursuing quality, especially in its marquee labels.
Posted: May 31, 2006 By Harvey Steiman
Posted: May 19, 2006 By Harvey Steiman
Ambrogio Folonari and his son Giovanni are the newest figures from outside the state to make wine in Washington as part of a group of joint ventures with Allen Shoup's new Long Shadows operation. Their first wine, a Sangiovese-based red, was made in 2005 and could be released next year.
Posted: May 2, 2006 By Harvey Steiman
Although I returned from Washington a few weeks ago, I am still thinking about my visit with the Golitzin family at their Quilceda Creek winery. This has always ranked among the best Washington wines, but no winery's style has evolved quite so dramatically.
Posted: April 21, 2006 By Harvey Steiman
Northstar , which started out as a Merlot-only winery, is expanding into other varietals, and those new wines just might overshadow the Merlot. I stopped by the winery on a recent visit to Washington to taste and chat with Jed Steele, the California-based winemaker who has consulted on Northstar since its inception in 1994.
Posted: April 20, 2006 By Harvey Steiman
The beat-up red SUV bounces and sways as winegrower Christophe Baron pilots it over a creaky bridge and into the mud left by recent rains. I take inventory of the dashboard: an old pair of sunglasses, a ballpoint pen, a round can of Altoids, a strip of flannel cloth.
Posted: April 4, 2006 By Harvey Steiman
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Posted: October 15, 2004 By Harvey Steiman
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