Category: Wine Education

Malbec and Fear of Flying Episode 9 with Kristi Thompson

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I am terrified to fly but I fly because I love to travel. It’s really the turbulence that gets me and even though I know I’m relatively safe, I still get freaked out. Today’s guest, Kristi Thompson, is a flight attendant with Alaska Airlines.  We have a great chat about why it’s safe to fly,Read More…

Episode 8 with Leslie Stose of Glam Beauty Bar

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Have you ever met someone who lights up the room when they walk in?  I have and her name is Leslie Stose!  For those of you who know Leslie, you know what I’m talking about.  Not only does she always have a smile on her face but she’s always happy to see you, plus sheRead 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…

Halloween for Grownups-Wine and Candy Guide

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It seems that pairing wine with Halloween candy is a popular trend these days.  Most blog posts pair a certain type of candy with a certain style of wine.  I find this irritating because I don’t just eat Skittles or M&M’s, two candies that pair differently with wine. I eat Snickers, Milky Way’s, Skittles, Starbursts-all ofRead 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…