Archive for the 'Olympic Peninsula Wine Lover News' Category

Holiday Sips and Tips

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

The holidays are a time when we often worry about selecting the “right” wines to accompany the delicious assortment of foods that will adorn our festive tables — and the abundance of advice that exists can sometimes feel overwhelming. Following are a few tips designed to eliminate the stress of making the “right” decision, so […]

More Olympic Peninsula “Fun Facts”

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

1. Which Olympic Peninsula location was a runner up for the filming of Disney’s second film in the series, “The Chronicles of Narnia?” Answer: Quinault Valley 2. How did Port Townsend get its name? Answer: Captain George Vancouver originally named the city “Port Townshend” in 1792 for his friend the Marquis of Townshend. 3. Which […]

Olympic Peninsula Fun Facts

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

While you may know the Olympic Peninsula as an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, with old-growth forests for hiking, mountain biking and camping, scenic waters for boating, kayaking, fishing and diving, and of course, as home to award-winning artisan wineries, chances are there are a few things that you don’t know about this beautiful region of our […]

Port Townsend Wineries Feature Local Cheeses, Home Grown Appetizers for Passport Weekend

Friday, November 6th, 2009

With the holidays just around the corner, now is a good time to start considering which wines you will serve with Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. And the Olympic Peninsula Wineries’ Passport Wine Tour offers a variety of food (and wine) for thought! Visit the wineries on November 14-15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.and sample […]

Black Diamond’s Cranberry Wine Featured at Passport Wine Tour

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

With the holidays just around the corner, now is a good time to start thinking about which wines you will serve with Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. And the Olympic Peninsula Wineries’ Passport Wine Tour is perfectly timed to help with your decision! Visit the wineries on November 14-15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and […]

Wine Tour & Poker Run Adds to Crab Festival Fun

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

The Olympic Peninsula Wineries and Seven Cedars Casino invite you to compete for the best five-card hand and a prize wine and poker-themed gift basket during the second annual self-guided Tour of Wineries & Poker Run. The event will coincide with Port Angeles’ celebrated Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival, on Saturday, Oct. 10 and Sunday, […]

Wine and Health

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

There is a growing body of scientific research indicating that polyphenols found in red wines may offer significant antioxidant protection. Polyphenols are chemicals found in red wines that have the potential to overcome free radicals that can cause cellular damage, which is a root cause of various forms of cancer and heart disease. MedicineNet.com, a […]

WA Wines & Wineries on 10-Year Upswing

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Dan Radil has written about wine for the Bellingham Herald for the past 10 years. In the article below, Radil recounts the changes he’s witnessed within Washington’s wine industry since his first column was published in 1999. http://www.bellinghamherald.com/entertainmentnews/story/1014600.html

Lavender Celebration Tour of Wineries

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

The Olympic Peninsula Wineries invite you to wind your way through beautiful fields of lavender en route to tasting the region’s best handcrafted wines during our nine-day Lavender Wine Tour, from Saturday, July 11 to Sunday, July 19. The wine tour kicks-off the Olympic Peninsula’s 13th annual Lavender Festival in Sequim, set to take place […]

What Most People Don’t Know About Wine

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Wine enthusiasts are often quite savvy about which wines pair well with a variety of foods. But here are two things that, according to culinary experts and authors Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, many people don’t know. Most people think that only white wine goes with fish, but stronger-flavored fish, including salmon and tuna, pair […]

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