Seattle Wine Blog

This blog is dedicated to commentary on all aspects of wine, especially short entries to help you find the best wines without the usual hype and spin. These are my frank, independent opinions, usually based on tasting wine at a public event, off the shelf or at the winery. "All creative acts must arise out of a specific soil and flicker with a spirit of place" -D.H. Lawrence

Monday, November 10, 2008

Washington Snow Bird Alert

Good news! If you are a Washington wine lover, your selection of Washington State wines in Arizona just about doubled. Seeking the sun, lots of Washington wine people have recently become snowbirds, including yours truly, Dick Erath and Dave Woods, former owner of Seattle Wine Cellars. David got the wanderlust and founded Wanderlust Trading Company so he could continue to drink his favorite Washington State wines in Arizona and, now, you can, too. It is impossible to name all of the wineries now available in Arizona - Fall Line, Cadence, Note Bene, Willis Hall, Walter Dacon to name just a few from the Puget Sound area. Outstanding wineries from Walla Walla include Basel Cellars, Cougar Crest, Dunham, Isenhauer, Nicolas Cole, Saviah, and Sleight of Hand. While in the past you could find wine from such wineries as Hogue, Red Diamond, Columbia Crest and Chateau Ste. Michelle, you really had to hunt and peck to turn up a bottle of Seven Hills or even the outstanding Uriah from Spring Valley. If you are so weird as to not like Washington wine, then you can choose from several Oregon selections such as Methvan , Cana's Feast, or Shadow Mountain Vineyards. Ask any Arizona retailer for them. Just tell them to call Wanderlust.


  • At 7:12 AM, Blogger dhonig said…

    This is just cruel. So now Arizona has warm winters AND good wine?

    Have you joined The 89 Project yet? Can I persuade you to give it a look?

    This comment brought to you by 2 Days per Bottle, trying to click through its entire blogroll daily.

  • At 10:04 PM, Blogger SeattleWineBlog said…

    Hey, funny man, i'd love to join the 89 project. How do I do that?

  • At 10:52 PM, Blogger Catie said…

    Oh definitely! Join the 89 Project. It will be particularly easy for you since you are already set up with

  • At 7:49 AM, Blogger SeattleWineBlog said…

    Yes, Catie, but you know I am technologically challenged. How do I join? Gene


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