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

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Washington Comes To Arizona

Last night the Washington Wine Commission held a Taste Washington event for the Arizona wine trade at the Valley Ho Hotel in Phoenix. Many of the best wineries in Washington were represented by some of the best winemakers in Washington. While such outstanding wineries as DeLille, L'Ecole and Gordon Bros. have been available in Arizona for a while, Wanderlust trading company has virtually doubled the number of great Washington wines available in in the suinshine state. A number of the winemakers were trying to figure out how to become snowbirds themselves. The wines themselves were fabulous - the creme de la creme. Newer wineries such as Hestia, Gilbert, Airfield, Elegante, Guardian and Gifford Hirlinger were accompanied by their older brethren such as Dunham, Abeja, Boudreaux, Dusted Valley and Seven Hills. I will be reporting more on this Taste Washington event interspersed with reports on winemaker dinners over the next week or two. Tune in....

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