Category: European Wine

What the heck is Txakoli?

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Txakoli (chock-oh-lee) is a Spanish white wine worth exploring. Surprised you haven’t seen this type of wine before?  Up until the late 1980’s, Txakoli was only found in the local area within the Basque Country in Spain.  In the late 1980’s a few producers received Denominación de Origin (D.O.) certification and the wine has been growing in popularityRead More…

The Lure of the Loire

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The Loire Valley is my favorite wine region in France.  It’s first on my list of regions to visit because of the wide range of climates, grapes, and landscapes.  The region may not be as famous as Burgundy or Bordeaux to the regular wine drinker, but that’s why I love it- the wines are approachable toRead More…

Wine on a Dime with Allison Milhorn

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This episode of The Wine Show is a new segment I’m doing with my friend Allison Milhorn called, Wine on a Dime.  We blind tasted 3 wines that my husband Tim picked out and we tried to determine what the grape variety was and if the wine was over $10, under $10, or around $10.Read More…

What is Beaujolais?

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November seems to be the month for Beaujolais because on the third Thursday of November, the Beaujolais Nouveau’s are released.  Legally only allowed to be released on this date and only sold until the following August, Beaujolais Nouveau is a marketers dream.  The wine is specifically made to be sold directly after that seasons harvest; it’s a fruity,Read More…

Can’t do Chardonnay? Try Roussanne.

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If you know me at all, you know I love Chardonnay and make everyone try at least one taste.  It makes me sad that people judge a grape on one bad wine or based on what their mom drank out of a jug in the 80’s (do you really blame her?)  I get really firedRead More…

Real Men Drink Rosé- 3 Tips to Find the Perfect Summer Rosé Wine

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It’s beginning to look a lot like summer in the Northwest.  In fact, Sunday it’s supposed to be 92 degrees!  Unfortunately, I’ll be inside Chuck E Cheese celebrating my son’s 8th birthday rather than outside basking in the hot sun.  After several house inside the loud arcade with 20 other boys, I’m going to needRead More…

How To Find Wines You Like

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I think people fit into one of two categories- detail oriented or big picture thinkers.  I like to think I’m a big picture thinker; I’m always daydreaming of something new I can be doing or planning my next big adventure.  My husband, on the other hand, is always asking the important questions of how muchRead More…