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Tasting rooms: Sipping stories and wines

By on January 25, 2017 in Articles, Wine with 0 Comments
Tasting rooms: Sipping stories and wines

February is Red Wine and Chocolate month, and of course all the local wineries will be actively participating. It should be a fun month throughout the area. Do I have a favorite place to taste? Well, yes I do, but … Continue reading

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Alex on Wine: Top choices for 2016

By on January 6, 2017 in Articles, Wine with 0 Comments
Alex on Wine: Top choices for 2016

By Alex Saliby Yep, it’s that time of year again. All the other magazines are listing their choices for the best of the best, so I’m here to give you my views on what are the best of the best … Continue reading

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Coming up: Harvest fest Sept. 17

By on September 14, 2016 in Events, Outdoor Fun, Wine with 0 Comments

Downtown Wenatchee— Saturday, September 17th will mark the 15th anniversary of the annual downtown harvest festival. This fun filled community and family event will span three city blocks in downtown, from Wenatchee Ave and 2nd Street to Wenatchee Ave and … Continue reading

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‘Wool Work for Wine’ fiber arts festival Sept. 25

By on September 14, 2016 in Sports & Recreation, Wine with 0 Comments

The Fourth Annual “Wool Work for Wine: A Celebration of Fiber Arts and Fine Wine” will be held at Snowgrass Winery in the Entiat Valley on Sunday, September 25, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fiber artists, including spinners, … Continue reading

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Singing the praises of Pinot Noir

By on May 11, 2016 in Good food, Wine with 0 Comments

By Alex Saliby I like Pinot Noir wines, but it wasn’t always that way. I remember reading Hugh Johnson’s works decades ago and wondering why that bon vivant seemed to be carrying on a love affair with the red wines … Continue reading

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The local wine hits keep coming

By on December 9, 2015 in Articles, Wine with 0 Comments

By Alex Saliby Life sometimes throws you a curve ball. My high school coach Posnanski used to instruct the baseball team to avoid the temptation to swing at them. “Wait for the hard and straight fastballs,” the coach advised. “They’ll … Continue reading

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Where does flavor in wine come from?

By on November 17, 2015 in Articles, Wine with 0 Comments

By Alex Saliby She asked politely, “Where exactly do all those flavors come from?” She was young and curious and seemed anxious to learn about the wine. She and her partner, an equally curious though less talkative young man, had … Continue reading

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Siren call to a beautiful winery & wines

By on October 7, 2015 in Articles, Good food, Wine with 0 Comments

By Alex Saliby Summer’s been difficult. First came the heat and the wind, then the fires, and they’re still causing difficulty beyond discussion. In the wine world, all that early heat brought on early harvest. In some fields, harvest was … Continue reading

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Rising star sparkles at Plain Cellars

By on September 4, 2015 in Articles, Good food, Wine with 0 Comments

By Alex Saliby Back in October of 2014 I mentioned Bob Sage and Garrett Grubbs at Plain Cellars. That was a brief note in passing, without any details. It’s past time to correct that glossing over and provide some details … Continue reading

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Dry local Rosés more to my liking

By on August 5, 2015 in Articles, Good food, Wine with 0 Comments

By Alex Saliby Rosé is a wine usually made from the juice of red grapes although it may also have some white wine blended in. This is true whether one is making a non-sparkling wine called still wine or a sparkling … Continue reading

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What to know when pairing wine & food

By on July 20, 2015 in Articles, Wine with 0 Comments
What to know when pairing wine & food

Baked halibut with Alice Water’s sauce and a side of corn and arugula salad… and a bottle of Crayelle Cellars Sauvignon Blanc — a terrific combination of food and wine.    By Alex Saliby I can’t correct any misconceptions about … Continue reading

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Warren had vision, we have his wines

By on June 9, 2015 in Articles, Wine with 0 Comments
Warren had vision, we have his wines

By Alex Saliby Every success has its origins, its simple beginnings, as is demonstrated by the success of the wine world here in the upper Valley. Most of these simple beginnings have some down-to-earth yet complex humans as their instigators. … Continue reading

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Road trip: A taste for Quincy-area wineries

By on April 6, 2015 in Articles, Travel, Wine with 0 Comments

Several months ago I ended a column with a not too subtle suggestion that you get out of the grocery store’s wine aisle and visit our local wineries. According to a few emails I’ve received, some of you intend to … Continue reading

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Nice guy, beautiful wines, artful setting

By on September 10, 2014 in Articles, Good food, Wine with 0 Comments

By Alex Saliby Ed Rutledge is a winemaker, and a good one. He’s also my neighbor and friend, which is one reason I’ve not written about him and the Eagle Creek Winery before this. I had some silly notion that … Continue reading

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Snowgrass Winery: ‘Good Baaa to summer’

By on August 6, 2014 in Events, Good food, Outdoor Fun, Wine with 0 Comments

Snowgrass Winery of Entiat will hold its fourth annual “Good Baaa to Summer,” a wine and cheese tasting, on Sunday, Aug. 24, from noon to 5 p.m. at the winery. The event celebrates the “ruminant renaissance’” in Washington food and … Continue reading

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A vineyard grows among the lupine

By on July 10, 2014 in Articles, Wine with 0 Comments
A vineyard grows among the lupine

  By Alex Saliby   Robert Anderson has a new career: owner and winemaker of one of Manson’s newest wineries, Lupine Vineyards. He works at several of the many different jobs required of anyone attempting to grow grapes and make … Continue reading

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