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Last minute Thanksgiving wine selections

SEATTLE, November 26, 2014 — Thanksgiving is a great day of food, friends and family so it’s always a great time of the year to pick out wines that are as diverse as the bounty of food on the table. There really are no rules per se when it comes to picking the “right wine” ...

THANKSGIVING: Wine list recommendations for your holiday table

WASHINGTON, November 26, 2014  — When I first ventured to begin this write-up, its original premise was a “summer guide to wine,” as most of the wines sent in for submission were easily characterized as “summertime wines.” About half-way through the tasting process, however, the thought occurred to me, “If I call this a summertime guide, it’s doing nothing but ...

Help hone your palate with Minglevine

SEATTLE, November 11, 2014 — One of the biggest challenges many people have when it comes to enjoying wine is finding ways to creatively describe what they’re tasting. An important step to “finding your palate” is being able to identify which flavors in wines remind you of something else. There is no “magic’ to this ...

PAIRED: Slow-cooked food and Lodge Cast Iron

SEATTLE, October 14, 2014 — For the first time on Paried, we’re excited to announce a giveaway sponsored by our friends at Lodge. One caller will win a 5 quart dutch oven, cook book and silicone handle holders, shipped directly to them from Lodge*! Listeners can dial (914) 803-4460 to ask your questions and for a chance ...

Oregon winery uses legal loophole to be listed as a Washington Wine

SEATTLE, September 24, 2014 — Not all in the Walla Walla Valley is as peaceful as it appears. It turns out there’s a giant loophole in the law that Oregon wineries are able to exploit to market themselves as “Washington wines”. A recent issue of Seattle Met Magazine puts the issue front and center in its “Washington’s 100 Best Wines”. It’s ...

Aftershocks of the Napa earthquake take its toll on the wine industry

NAPA, August 25, 2014 — It may take months, if not years, to fully amass the financial loss the recent earthquake to the Napa area. This world-class wine producing region was rocked by a 6.1 earthquake two days ago that was epicentered in the American Canyon area just south of the city of Napa. Early estimates ...

Yakima Washington: A cornucopia of good wine

SEATTLE, July 6th, 2014 — At just over two hours away from Seattle is the “Gateway to Washington Wine Country” and its popularity has been climbing. The city of Yakima is about 30 miles south of Interstate 90, you make turn in Ellensburg. It’s a quaint little township that is home to both agriculture and a ...