Category Archives: Washington

West Coast Wine Round-Up: 7 Mostly Solid Wines

I’ve been catching up on samples sent to me from a bunch of West Coast (of the US) wineries and thought I’d do a round up, rather than individual posts. It was a mixed bag but overall, the whites were far better than the reds for value and for quality....

Northstar Winery: A Shining Example of Walla Walla Wine

Since I did an interview with winemaker David “Merf” Merfeld of Northstar Winery, I’ll let that do the talking for the winery. Here — just a few quick points and then to the wine reviews from this great winery, whose wines are actually available outside of Washington!Northstar was started by...

Wine for Normal People Radio Ep 075: Interview with David “Merf” Merfeld of Northstar in Walla Walla

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/Ep075InterviewwithDavid_Merf_MerfeldofNorthstarinWA.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 43:03 — 24.7MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we’ve got a different kind of show for you! No M.C. Ice, but instead a terrific interview with winemaker David “Merf” Merfeld from Northstar Winery in Walla Walla, Washington.    This 43 minutes...

Wine for Normal People Radio: Episode 74 — Washington State

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winefornormalpeople/74Ep074_WashingtonState.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:57 — 29.8MB)Subscribe via: iTunes | Android | RSS You know, if I can get to it relatively easily (i.e., it’s in the U.S.), I’ve got to visit a place before we do a podcast on it. You asked, and we went! ...

101 on Walla Walla, Washington in the Northwestern, U.S. (A Very Amazing Place)

Post Summary1. Walla Walla: Awesome people, fabulous wines 2. Getting there3. What makes Walla Walla different? Some history, growing conditions, the wine character4. A Little Ancient History: The Missoula Floods and why they matter to Walla Walla wine 5. Travel Tips_________________________________________   Walla Walla: Awesome people, fabulous winesWhat can I say about Walla Walla, Washington? That the...

Getting Up To Speed On Vintage: Start With 2011!

I’ve talked about vintage before, but as harvest time hits in the Northern Hemisphere (remember it’s in March/April in the Southern Hemisphere) I’ve got an opportunity to discuss it again in a useful way.    In the last month or so, the wine press has been going nuts, excitedly reporting...