Check out the new, mobile-friendly!


First  << 45678910 >>  Last (12)

July 31, 2009 Issue  :  Features

Touring Northwest Wine Country

Posted: July 31, 2009  

July 31, 2009 Issue  :  Features

ABCs of the Pacific Northwest

Posted: July 31, 2009  By Harvey Steiman

July 31, 2009 Issue  :  Features

Exploring The Pacific Northwest

From the desert to the coast, a six-day road trip reveals what makes the region's wines and cuisine unique

Posted: July 31, 2009  By Harvey Steiman

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Jumping Through Hoops

Posted: July 17, 2009  By Harvey Steiman

Wild Ginger in Seattle, one of the new Grand Award-winning restaurants for their great wine lists, had to overcome some obstacles to get there. But some creative legal thinking and wine buying decisions that step outside the usual got it there.

Video  :  Video Index

Washington Riesling: They're Irresistible

What makes Washington Rieslings so irresistable? Join Harvey Steiman as he tastes a pair of his favorites -- each of which offers great value and retails for $12.

Posted: July 14, 2009  

Video  :  Video Index

Red Mountain: Small Region, Big Scores

With less than 700 vineyard acres, the Red Mountain AVA in Washington's Yakima Valley may be a small region, but its red wines score big. Join Harvey Steiman as he introduces you to the region and its winemakers.

Posted: June 23, 2009  

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

A Little Fun with Betts and Betz

Posted: June 1, 2009  By Harvey Steiman

With so many thousands of wines out there, it’s surprising that linguistic confusions come up so rarely. I mean, how often do you look up from the wine-by-the-glass list and order a glass of "the Latour," expecting a white Burgundy from Maison Louis Latour, and end up with a beaker of Château Latour, the Bordeaux red? Hasn't happened to me.

News & Features  :  What We're Drinking Now

A Rugged Red Mountain Red

Gorman Syrah Red Mountain The Pixie 2006

Posted: May 27, 2009  By Thomas Matthews

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

When Style Matters More Than Points

Posted: May 20, 2009  By Harvey Steiman

There’s more to think about when deciding if you want to buy a wine than simply comparing the scores and prices. Whether you use five stars to rate wine, pick a number from 1 to 10 or employ Wine Spectator’s 100-point scale, the numbers only tell you part of the story.

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

A Diner With a Wine List

Posted: May 18, 2009  By Harvey Steiman

There wasn't any steelhead (a salmon-like fish) on the menu at the Steelhead Diner, but the halibut was terrific. So were the Totten Inlet oysters and the razor clam chowder. And if that weren't enough Pacific Northwest gastronomy, the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence-winning wine list of abut 120 wines offered nothing but Washington and Oregon wines.

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Januik, Quietly a Star

Posted: May 13, 2009  By Harvey Steiman

When Mike Januik was running the winemaking show at Chateau Ste. Michelle in the 1990s, his wines were constantly among the leaders in a Washington state wine scene that was just beginning to achieve its potential.

News & Features  :  News

Washington State Gains Two Wine Appellations

U.S. government approves Lake Chelan and Snipes Mountain AVAs; rejects Paso Robles Westside in California

Posted: May 7, 2009  By Harris Meyer, Lynn Alley

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

A Conversation with a Washington Idea Guy

Posted: April 13, 2009  By Harvey Steiman

Charles Smith kind of sneaked up on the Washington wine industry. The frizzy-haired ex-rock manager had never made wine when he opened the doors on his funky shed of a winery in 2001. Winemaking errors meant that some of his early bottlings were funkier than the shed, but the good ones were startling in their depth and character.

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

What Time Is It? Wine O'Clock

Posted: April 10, 2009  By Harvey Steiman

Ron and Susan Bunnell not only have one of the hottest new wineries in Washington (check out the raft of great ratings for their Bunnell Family Cellars and value-oriented RiverAerie Vineyards ), they may have come up with a destination for pizza lovers, too.

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

A Walla Walla Retrospective

Posted: March 30, 2009  By Harvey Steiman

Of all the famous wineries in Walla Walla, Wash.—among names that include Leonetti, Woodward Canyon and Pepper Bridge—Walla Walla Vintners may not come to mind first. But Gary Figgins of Leonetti, Rick Small of Woodward Canyon and Jean-François Pellet of Pepper Bridge all showed up last week to join me and a half-dozen other people to taste through a vertical of all the Merlots that WWV has made.

News & Features  :  What We're Drinking Now

Bordeaux Blanc, Meet Washington State

DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate White Columbia Valley 2007

Posted: March 27, 2009  By Dana Nigro

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Liquid Rocks

Posted: March 16, 2009  By Harvey Steiman

I noticed it in all the 2006 wines I tasted recently from Cayuse. Scattered through two days of extensive blind tastings of Washington wines, I found a distinctive aroma and taste, lurking in the background in some of the wines, front and center in others.

News & Features  :  What We're Drinking Now

A Washington Red Loved by a Friend

Baer Ursa Columbia Valley 2004

Posted: March 11, 2009  By James Laube

News & Features  :  News

Washington Wine Consumers Could Get More Choices and Lower Prices, Maybe

The state considers a bill to ease restrictions on wine sales, but wineries, retailers and wholesalers are fighting over it

Posted: February 27, 2009  By Harris Meyer

News & Features  :  News

West Coast Wineries Wrestle with Recession

As consumers stop eating out and buy cheaper wines, producers are changing their game plans in order to survive

Posted: February 17, 2009  By Mitch Frank, Tim Fish, Harris Meyer

First  << 45678910 >>  Last (12)


= members only

Keep me logged in      Forgot Password?

Job Opportunities

Passionate about wine? Wine Spectator magazine is looking for an enthusiastic copy editor in the New York office.

Email Newsletters

Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions
New! Ratings Flash | New! Unfiltered

» View samples
» Or sign up now!
» Manage my newsletter preferences


The marketplace for all your wine needs, including:

Wine Storage | Wine Clubs
Dining & Travel | Wine Auctions
Wine Shops | Wine Accessories