Take a wine tasting detour in the Yakima Valley through the authentic western town of Toppenish and discover why the wild west still lives on. … [Read more...]
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Washington State’s second largest city has morphed into wine central with eight downtown tasting rooms, a European style wine bar and an impressively stocked wine shop. A half dozen more wineries fall within a ten-mile radius of the city limits. Spokane's historic downtown Davenport District—anchored by the Davenport Hotel—has come into its own as a trendy, vibrant … [Read more...]
Lush gardens, art walks and a resort spa make Willows Lodge an ideal base camp for those in search of superb wine and food. “Where can we put our bikes?” I ask as Sandy and I check into the Willows Lodge. Operating under the accepted theory that vigorous exercise burns excess calories, we are launching a girlfriend getaway that includes both. We have driven to … [Read more...]
I'm not sure whether to lick my arm or just let the wine soak into my pores. This is vinotherapy at its best, a Chardonnay Sugar Exfoliation followed by a massage at the Spa at SageCliffe on the grounds of the Cave B Inn and Estate Winery. Slathered in a heady scrub of sugar, shea butter and chardonnay extract and wrapped like a mummy in plastic and blankets, I spend the next … [Read more...]
Tip #1 Keeping wine at a cool consistent temperature is always your goal. Ideal wine storage conditions are 55-65 degrees. Bear this in mind when loading wine into your car. Tip #2 Keep bottle purchases in the air-conditioned passenger seat of your car, not the trunk. Although tempting, trunk conditions can exceed well over 100 degrees, which can bring wine to near … [Read more...]