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Eating and Drinking in Walla Walla and Woodinville, Washington

Woodinville wine country is divided into four neighborhoods. The Warehouse District and Hollywood District offer the most diversity, as well as some of the area’s more renowned options. In the former, wineries take advantage of industrial park amenities: lower rents and roll-top doors that facilitate forklifting grape bins. Don’t let the modest exteriors fool you. […]

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The 30 Most Exciting Wines in Washington

WT Vintners Syrah Boushey Vineyard Yakima Valley 2015 $40 In 2015, WT produced four stunning wines, each made entirely of grapes from Boushey Vineyards: this syrah, a grenache, a mourvèdre, and an equal blend of those three varieties, all aged in neutral oak. As a wine lover, you don’t get many opportunities to compare such […]

The Essential Wines of Washington State

It seems like there’s an official holiday for every kind of wine, a day, week, or month designated as “International Sauvignon Blanc Day” or “Drink Rosé Month.” While it can be confusing to keep the increasing number of wine holidays straight – and downright impractical to relegate a specific type of wine to just one […]

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Jeff of all trades

“Lindsay-Thorsen is a true tastemaker. A winemaker by day, he works by night as wine director of RN74, one of Seattle’s most influential restaurants. He’s led a Burgundy renaissance in his role there and helped popularize Rhône-style wines. At W.T. Vintners, Lindsay-Thorsen’s high-scoring offerings buck the trend of rich, ripe wines that many in the […]

RN74: America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants 2018

The upshot of San Francisco, California’s RN74 closing last year was that the Seattle location cherry-picked from that cellar, doubling the breadth and depth of its own. Verticals of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Domaine Dujac now join an ever-expanding selection of Washington and Oregon wines. From the Sommelier: “While Burgundy is becoming more and […]