Wine

Northwest Wines
8:00 am
Sun May 25, 2014

What Northwest Wine Experts Are Drinking At Their Holiday BBQs

Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue edit Great Northwest Wine.
Courtesy of Great Northwest Wine.

The Northwest is quickly becoming world famous for high-quality wine. So what are the region's wine experts splashing into their glasses over Memorial Day weekend?

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Cougar Wine
10:42 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Second Release Of WSU's Student-Made Wine Hitting Store Shelves This Week

Amos Morgan Washington State University

Washington State University’s viticulture and enology’s facility won’t open in the Tri-Cities until next spring, but students aren’t waiting to bottle and sell their own wines.

And, with the help of local winemakers, they’ve already sold out of their first release.

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Food
2:22 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Cheap bubbly, or expensive wine? Look to the bubbles for clues

The bubbles in champagne tickle the tongue and transfer wonderful aromas to the nose.
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Originally published on Wed January 2, 2013 7:03 am

There's nothing like the distinctive "pop" of the uncorking of a bottle of bubbly to create a sense of celebration. Whether it's Dom Perignon or a $10 sparkling wine, bubbles add pizazz.

Sparkling-wine lovers sometimes point to the glittering streams of tiny bubbles as an important attribute. Why? Well, tiny bubbles are a sign of age, explains French chemist Gerard Liger-Belair, author of Uncorked: The Science of Champagne.

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Food for Thought
4:00 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Nancy Leson lukewarm on hot sake

Sake nomi, Seattle

I knew going in that I knew next to nothing about sake. As it turned out I didn't even know that much.

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Health
8:26 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Nightly glass of wine may protect boomer women's bones

Cheers! Moderate drinking might slow age-related bone loss in women.
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Originally published on Fri July 13, 2012 7:00 am

It's well-known that exercise is good for our bones, even as we age, but how about that nightly glass of wine?

A new study of women in their 50s and early 60s finds that moderate alcohol consumption may help prevent bone loss. The women in the study consumed about 1 1/2 drinks per day.

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Events and Festivals
1:30 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

Vacouver's wine & jazz festival - a top event in the Northwest

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is just one out of numerous bands that will be performing at the festival.
Vancouver Jazz and Wine Festival

The Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival is now recognized as the #1 Cultural Tourism event in Vancouver and Southwest Washington and is “…the largest jazz festival of its kind in the Northwest…”  (KATU Channel 2, Portland, OR). 

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