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July 31, 2006 Issue  :  Tasting Reports

Washington's Red Wave

Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon dominate the top wines from this distinctive region

Posted: July 31, 2006  By Harvey Steiman

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Where Is Cascadia?

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.

Video  :  Video Index

Washington Reds: Elegance

Has Washington become a red state? Harvey Steiman answers that question, and more.

Posted: June 19, 2006  

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Why a Ste. Michelle-Owned Erath Winery Makes Sense

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.

News & Features  :  News

Washington's Ste. Michelle Buys Oregon Winery Erath

New owner has plans for expansion and improvement of its first property in Oregon

Posted: May 31, 2006  By Harvey Steiman

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Folonari to Make Wine in Washington

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.

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Quilceda Creek Loses Its Grip--and That's a Good Thing

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.

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Northstar Branches Out Beyond Merlot

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.

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Has Washington's Syrah King Found Côte-Rôtie in Walla Walla?

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.

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

Tasting Highlights: Washington State's Cayuse

Christophe Baron, expat Frenchman, shows a deft touch with Syrah

Posted: April 4, 2006  By Harvey Steiman

Nov. 15, 2005 Issue  :  Tasting Reports

Red Star Rising

Washington makes its case for Cabernet Franc

Posted: November 15, 2005  By Harvey Steiman

News & Features  :  News

Walla Walla to Build Winery Incubator

State grant of $1 million will fund construction of five buildings for new Washington wineries

Posted: September 1, 2005  By Eric Arnold

News & Features  :  News

Ste. Michelle Buys Washington's Spring Valley Vineyard

State's wine powerhouse adds boutique producer of a top Bordeaux-style blend

Posted: July 18, 2005  By Harvey Steiman

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

Tasting Highlights: Cayuse

Christophe Baron of Cayuse makes some of Washington state's most scintillating Syrahs

Posted: May 24, 2005  By Harvey Steiman

April 30, 2005 Issue  :  Columns

Wide Right in Washington

Posted: April 30, 2005  By Harvey Steiman

News & Features  :  News

Partners in Col Solare Invest $6 Million to Build Washington Winery

Antinori and Ste. Michelle buy 20 acres on Red Mountain for their high-end blend

Posted: April 25, 2005  By Tim Fish

March 31, 2005 Issue  :  Dining Out

Challengers and Incumbents in the Capital

New Washington restaurants represent a sophisticated constituency

Posted: March 31, 2005  By John Mariani

News & Features  :  Columns

Wide Right in Washington

Chateau Ste. Michelle missed the mark with its 2001 red wines

Posted: January 28, 2005  By Harvey Steiman

News & Features  :  Columns

A Chorus Line in Washington

Blended reds deliver an alternative approach to terroir

Posted: November 4, 2004  By Harvey Steiman

Oct. 15, 2004 Issue  :  Tasting Reports

Seattle's Wine Country

A diverse urban setting is home to some of Washington's best wineries

Posted: October 15, 2004  By Harvey Steiman

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