Archive for the 'Olympic Peninsula Wine Lover News' Category

Do Wine & Vinegar Mix?

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Summer is upon us and salads created with fresh vegetables and fruits are a favorite seasonal fare. But many salad dressings contain vinegar, and the acid in vinegar can clash with wine. Is there any wine that pairs well with vinegar dressings? Here’s a tip from Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, authors of “What to […]

Top Ten Most Used Wine Terms

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009, a premier wine information community known for its unbiased member ratings and reviews, has compiled a list of the Top Ten most used wine terms based on an extensive review of user contributions. Take a look and see if you can add any of these to your own wine vocabularly. eBacchus® Top Ten Most […]

Hood Canal Bridge Set to Reopen Ahead of Schedule!

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Work that began on May 1 to replace the east half of the Hood Canal Bridge and the east and west trusses may be completed more than a week ahead of schedule, according to the Washington State Dept. of Transportation website, The overall project is currently estimated to be 97 percent complete, despite some […]

Test Your Wine Knowledge!

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

The Wine has a new 10-question quiz online that will help you to get the most out of your wine education. The URL follows — give it a shot! You will need to register first for a FREE membership.

No Bridge? No Problem! Take the Road Less Traveled

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Don’t let the six-week Hood Canal Bridge closure (May 1 – June 15) keep you from experiencing spring on the Olympic Peninsula. Consider this “downtime” a catalyst for adventure with the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway (aka Hwy. 101) leading the way! From wine tasting to wilderness beach backpacking to touring the Forks setting for Stephenie […]

Just What Is Terroir Anyway?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Terroir, prounounced “ter-wah,” is a french word often heard sprinkled throughout wine-centric conversation. But what exactly does it mean? If you’ve ever wondered about that term, the following definition provided by the website and accompanying commentary by Wine Press Northwest Columnist Ken Robertson should shed some light. “A ‘terroir’ is a group of lands […]

Sun Will Shine on NW Wine & Cheese Tour

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

What could be better than spending a weekend sipping handcrafted wines wonderfully paired with mouth-watering Northwest artisan cheeses? How about doing your sipping and tasting on the scenic and sunny Olympic Peninsula?! According to today’s forecast, the sun will shine on the Olympic Peninsula Wineries’ inaugural Northwest Wine & Cheese Tour this weekend! So come […]

Lemberger: Washington’s “Heritage Grape”

Friday, March 13th, 2009

The Lemberger grape is rooted in Washington wine industry history. For more than a quarter century this vigorous grape, which begets a fruit-forward, ruby red wine, has thrived in vineyards east of the Cascade Mountain range. But a wine that sounds like a stinky cheese naturally has its share of skeptics – most of which […]

Passport Weekend International Wine Tour

Monday, October 27th, 2008

If the current economy is putting your dreams of a trip to Europe on hold for a while, head to the scenic Olympic Peninsula and taste your way through France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, and even a bit of Early America during the Olympic Peninsula Wineries’ annual Passport Weekend. Each winery will feature a specially […]

The life of wine

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

The life of wine is a long traveled road before it arrives at your table.  This post will take about two legs of the journed: Vineyard selection and Primary Fermentation. Vineyard selection: The final taste of a wine starts in the vineyard, where the soil delivers nutrients and minerals to the vines, giving each vineyard […]

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