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Madelaine Morford
 
July 15, 2020 | Madelaine Morford

Woodinville Wineries Tasting Room Do's and Don'ts

Allow us to take you on a journey through Woodinville’s wineries, their tasting rooms, and the simple DOs and DON’Ts of wine tasting.  Continue »

Time Posted: Jul 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM
Madelaine Morford
 
June 18, 2020 | Madelaine Morford

West Coast Wine Country: Where the Sun Sets on the Best Vineyards

There is an endless list of reasons why someone would want to visit the West Coast. The Pacific Ocean, infinite mountains and valleys to drive through, multiple national parks, and the most consistent low humidity and high temperature weather to be found anywhere in the United States, just to name a few.  Continue »

Time Posted: Jun 18, 2020 at 4:45 PM
Madelaine Morford
 
May 11, 2020 | Madelaine Morford

Wine Prices: What Makes a Good Wine?

There is a big difference between what makes a good wine and what makes a wine expensive. Many experts would say that a good bottle of wine costs as much as the winemaker is willing to sell it for, and it’s as expensive as the customer is willing to pay.  Continue »

Time Posted: May 11, 2020 at 7:42 PM
Madelaine Morford
 
April 21, 2020 | Madelaine Morford

How to Store Wine: The Basics to Proper Wine Storage

How to properly store opened wine bottles is almost as important as how you serve the wine. Nothing is worse than pouring a glass of your favorite varietal, taking your first sip, and experiencing that horrible vinegar flavor associated with oxidized wine. That’s a fast way to turn Happy Hour into Horror Hour.  Continue »

Time Posted: Apr 21, 2020 at 2:15 PM
Madelaine Morford
 
March 31, 2020 | Madelaine Morford

Wine Pairing Tips: Pair Wine With Foods You Can Find In Your Kitchen Right Now

Staying in for the foreseeable future has been a tough adjustment for a lot of people. Transitioning from the demand of the “go, go, go” lifestyle to constantly being home is a strange and unexpected change, and the sudden isolation can leave some people feeling vulnerable.  Continue »

Madelaine Morford
 
February 20, 2020 | Madelaine Morford

Wine Terms & Lingo: How to Describe Wine Like a Pro

Have you ever listened to two wine enthusiasts talk about their favorite wines? If so, there was probably some wine terminology being thrown around that would go over most peoples’ heads. Wine can be, for some, an intimidating item to order as its flavors and textures can be quite complex, and if you’re a patron in a wine bar and you aren’t sure what questions to ask or how to find the words to describe wine you enjoy, then you might not feel very comfortable ordering a glass in a hip wine bar.  Continue »

Time Posted: Feb 20, 2020 at 5:19 PM
Madelaine Morford
 
February 3, 2020 | Madelaine Morford

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir: A Guide to the Region's Success In Wine

Only 40 years ago, if you were looking for luxury wine, especially of the Pinot Noir varietal, the only place to look in the United States was California’s Napa Valley. Otherwise, consumers could only turn to France or Italy to find high end options. Thanks to a few pioneers that knew potential when they saw it, winemakers began harvesting across Oregon and by the 1980s turned this Pacific Northwest region into the centerpiece for Pinot Noir.  Continue »

Madelaine Morford
 
December 19, 2019 | Madelaine Morford

Oregon Pinot Noir: 5 Facts You Should Know

If you’re living in the Pacific Northwest and are looking for a new favorite wine to enjoy this winter, then it’s time to drive yourself to the nearest tasting room and order yourself a glass of Oregon Pinot Noir.  Continue »

Time Posted: Dec 19, 2019 at 12:00 PM