Monthly Archives: December 2010

Washington wine 2010 year in review

What a year for the books, eh? It started with late blossoms that extended the tardiness into late October in what was one of the latest harvests in recent memory. The fear of a repeat early killing frost like that … Continue reading

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Woodinville Wine Honors (2nd edition)

And a balmy welcome to all you S.A.D. (seasonal affective disorder) people of the upper Northwest as we open the festivities of this second edition of the Woodinville Wine Honors! What a year of growth for Woodinville’s wineries/tasting rooms scene! … Continue reading

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Masset Winery 2006 Petit Sirah petite sirah

With every knucklenut out there making some sort of “top 10” list to sum up the year, I leave you with some of my selected life experiences as you enter into the stressful final moments of Christmas shopping (or ‘happy … Continue reading

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Cooper Wine Company 2008 Columbia Valley merlot

A Catholic nun from Iona College in NY was charged with embezzling almost $1 million to feed her gambling trips to Atlantic City. She was heard to mumble how she was inspired by Doug Flutie and wanted to test her … Continue reading

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McCrea Cellars 2008 Sirocco Blanc

How can one not think of wine bloggers when this news piece arrived at my doorstep? The latest “fad” treatment to cure Clostridium difficile superinfections of the intestines is to do a fecal transplant. That’s right, scooping poop from someone … Continue reading

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Columbia Winery 2006 Milestone Red wine

The local pro baseball team held a ceremony in remembrance of the team’s longtime broadcaster who passed away while barbecuing in his backyard and ended up drawing more fans than a recent in-season baseball game. Seeing an opportunity, the local … Continue reading

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Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2008 Steel Horse sauvignon blanc

The good ol’ R&D boys down the hall have requested a change in format as tonight’s news is just too odd for my usual opening monologue. I received a phone call recently from a woman I’ve never heard of (or … Continue reading

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Impuls Cellars 2009 Seattle 100 chardonnay

The local college football team will be heading down to San Diego so they can reenact the 56-21 debacle they suffered back in September, at home, against Big Red. The local pro football team, meanwhile, continues to torture its fanbase … Continue reading

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DiStefano Winery 2006 Petite Verdot

A Texas man claimed his Droid phone “blew up” in his ear, requiring stitches in the emergency room. Meanwhile, a Washington pseudo-man claimed his ‘Top 100’ wine list as authoritative even though he is a known Walla Walla-wine pimp and … Continue reading

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