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Day-Tripping in Woodinville Wine Country

Washington State’s scenic Woodinville Valley is just 30 minutes northeast of Seattle making it an ideal day trip for wine lovers. With 115 wineries and tasting rooms, as well as over two dozen restaurants and eateries, it’s worth an overnight or two to drink in the experience. Especially since this small area is home to the highest concentration of 90-plus point production wineries in a square mile.

Sparkling Champagne-Style Wines from Around the World

Champagne still carries the badge for most prestige and also the highest price tag, but it does not have the lock on quality or romance. There are many excellent sparkling wines produced outside of the Champagne region, both in France and around the world.

WINE MONDAY: David’s Wine of the Week

2011 Blanc de Lynch-Bages, Bordeaux, France ($36) I love white Bordeaux—a definitely overlooked category—both for “great” wine, and everyday wine! This beauty is somewhere in-between; it has enough “seriousness” for…

The White Wine in Winter

In this country, we often err in judging things by color…and that applies to wine, too! As the summer begins, so does the vinous drumbeat: white wine, white wine, white…

How Sweet It Is

Sweet wines—also called “dessert wines” for the food that most frequently accompanies them—always appear on connoisseurs’ lists of the greatest wines in the world. Sauternes. Vintage Port. Trockenbeerenauslese. These are…