Wine Yakima Valley

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Wineries

Sparkling wine cocktails the perfect New Year’s Eve beverage

Sparkling wine cocktails the perfect New Year’s Eve beverage 0

52 Weeks of Wine , Wineries 🕔December 15, 2017

The season of celebrating is upon us.  In just a few short days, corks will be popping and bubbles flowing to celebrate the New Year and all its beginnings. It’s a tradition to ring in the New Year with a

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Cataclysmic events lead to true typicity

Cataclysmic events lead to true typicity 0

52 Weeks of Wine , Wineries 🕔November 1, 2017

The Yakima Valley AVA was formed by a series of cataclysmic events that began 15 million years ago.  Volcanoes created lava, ash, and volcanic sediment while ice age glaciers and floods brought pebbles, stones, granite, and quartzite to the region. 

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A Gouling Halloween Wine

A Gouling Halloween Wine 0

52 Weeks of Wine , Wineries 🕔October 30, 2017

In general, Americans don’t pay much attention to holiday-themed wines. They have limited appeal and quit honestly, they usually aren’t very good. Halloween is just around the corner, which means parties, gatherings and gouling decorations are in fashion. While not

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Yakima Valley’s next vintage of winemakers head back to school

Yakima Valley’s next vintage of winemakers head back to school 0

52 Weeks of Wine , Wine Country , Wineries 🕔September 6, 2017

September means back-to-school for most students. Among them are the next vintage of winemakers from Yakima Valley College’s Viticulture and Winery Technology program. Yakima Valley is the oldest wine region in Washington State, but until 2000, aspiring winemakers had to relocate to places

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A passion for wine

A passion for wine 0

52 Weeks of Wine , Wine Country , Wineries 🕔August 25, 2017

It’s hard to say exactly when Larry Pearson’s love of wine, vineyards, and wineries started, but he recalls a visit to Australia in the early 70’s, where he toured vineyards and wineries with several friends in the area. That experience

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Color explosion in Valley vineyards

Color explosion in Valley vineyards 0

30th Anniversary , Wine Country , Wineries 🕔August 10, 2017

A French viticulture term; veraison means “the onset of grape ripening.” It involves a number of changes in the grape. First, the grapes start to change color. Once veraison starts, the vineyards begin to explode with different shades of yellow,

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Rhône-style wines are on the rise in Washington State

Rhône-style wines are on the rise in Washington State 0

52 Weeks of Wine , Wineries 🕔July 30, 2017

One of the best wine regions in France, along with Bordeaux and Burgandy, is the Rhône Valley. It is a large, warm grape growing area known by oenophiles for its exceptional wines. Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre are the most common

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Single vineyard wines that will awaken your senses

Single vineyard wines that will awaken your senses 0

Wine Country , Wineries 🕔July 28, 2017

First published in the Yakima Herald Republic July 27, 2017 by Barbara Glover It is often said that wine is made in the vineyard. Grapes are the raw material that determines the final quality of a wine. Wine grapes are

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Summer Reds

Summer Reds 0

52 Weeks of Wine , Wineries 🕔July 14, 2017

Originally published in the Yakima Herald Republic July 13, 2017 by Barbara Glover Popular red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot are often too heavy to be enjoyed during this hot weather. Instead, look for red wines light in

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Sense of place  

Sense of place   0

52 Weeks of Wine , Wine Country , Wineries 🕔June 30, 2017

First published in the Yakima Herald Republic June 29, 2017 by Barbara Glover The prominence of vineyard-designated wines in today’s market place is another example of consumers’ interest in learning the “sense of place” from the wine they enjoy. A

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