I love Washington D.C. and have found myself there many times for business over the years. During all those trips, one thing
Woodlands Wine & Food Week, now in its 13th year, is an all-inclusive, multi-day, multi-faceted gastronomy and wine extravaganza that appeals to newbies and oenophiles alike. During the course of the week-long event, over 75 chefs will display their culinary skills alongside over 500 wines from across the globe. This year’s event will take place June 5-11 with the theme “Inspired Flavors” which celebrates food from across the globe.
If you’ve wet your whistle in Seattle or ventured up to Woodinville for some wine tasting, but still want more liquid grapes, hop a ferry to lovely Bainbridge Island. The island, a mere 30 minute ferry ride from Seattle, is a charming, laid-back spot to spend a day. It really feels as if you’re a world away.
Mention the names Krug and Mondavi and even some of the most causal wine drinkers show a sign of recognition. Founded in 1861 by Charles Krug and later purchased by Cesare Mondavi, Charles Krug Winery is the oldest winery in Napa Valley. The winery was owned and run by Peter Mondavi, Sr. until his death in 2016 and today is under the tutelage of his sons, Marc and Peter, Jr. Stacy Clark is the fabulous woman charged with winemaking duties and also is the winemaker and owner of her own label, Galland Clark Wines.
A visit to St. Helena in northern Napa is not complete without a visit to this beautiful and legendary and historic winery.
So what happens when you’re in the land of coffee that is Seattle and can’t get over the mountain to visit wine country out east or even out of the city a bit to visit Woodinville? Why you suck it up and drink all the fabulous wine that is IN the city.
The Husband has had a thing for Switzerland for some time now. I think it’s the whole being a banker thing. Whatever it is, as the family “travel agent” I was on it. As he had no preference for where he wanted to go, I was all about finding some new wines to try. I’d heard a bit here and there about Swiss wines