Tim And Nancy Of Fall Line Fall Line Winery is owned and operated by winemaker Tim Sorenson and his wife, Nancy Rivenburgh. Nancy is a professor of communication at the University of Washington. Tim retired from his ‘day job’ as an economics professor at Seattle University in 2011. “Academics is a great gig,” says Sorenson, […]Read More The ARTZ Of Not Holding Wine Too Long!
Who Is Aryn Morell? I Surely Know Now! I Must admit as much as I am Captain Washington, Aryn Morell wasn’t in my wheelhouse until this review. Aryn Morell is originally from Western Washington and was a top golfer growing up. He attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), for their golf program and […]Read More Aryn Morell…My New Hero!!
The Story Of Baer Winery Winemaker Lance Baer founded Baer Winery in 2000 with a single passion—to bring something unique to Woodinville. After years of working with some of the most prestigious wineries in the area, Lance wanted to take his winemaking skills in his own direction. Lance succeeded in handcrafting blends distinctly his own, […]Read More A Shining “Star” Merlot Made For A Cab Drinker!
What is a Transition Wine?? It is that one wine or one grape varietal that changed your palate so much, that it transitioned you into a whole new world of wine. I get asked often, what made me Captain Washington. What was my transition wine that had me so enamored with the wines from Washington […]Read More A Black Tongue Made Me Captain Washington!
Mary Poppins wasn’t talking about wines when she sang “Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”. Consumers get confused when it comes to a wine that is smooth and ripe and dry versus a wine that is well….downright sweet! Technically a wine is DRY Wine when all the natural grape sugar eats […]Read More A Spoonful of Sugar Doesn’t Help The Wine Go Down!!
Our Block Series wines are limited edition wines. When a famous winery has leftover juice on an exceptional year, they offer the wine to a retailer to make a private label wine. Normally, we don’t even know who the winery is that made the wine. In the case of Block 1029 Conner Lee Vineyard, Washington […]Read More Limited Cab Makes Limited Return To Sunrise, Florida!
The Toughest Part Of My Job It’s something that most in my business can’t do but I based my entire somm career on my credibility. Reviewing the wines made by people you discovered and whom became friends with is like having to say your wife’s meatloaf is the best you ever had…but not if you […]Read More Moonspell Cab Gets a Big Needed Facelift!
It’s been many years but it’s time for me to take a vacation. As much as i speak about the fine wines of Washington State, I have never been there. I decided it was about time!. I will have lots to blog about when I return. Of course you can follow my adventures on […]Read More Take a “Wine-Cation”
Just like any other holiday, gift giving has two different theories especially when it comes to Wine and Spirits. Trust me! Even if you don’t know what to get your father and you ask someone that knows what he drinks, they are 99.9% going to text you a picture or suggest a wine or […]Read More Wine And Whisky For Dad!
Every Spring and Summer I am confused and perplexed when I read or hear people say that Rosé Season is here?? When did it go away? The category of Rosé wines are literally the most food friendly category all year long. Almost every type of food in any season pairs well with this category. Is […]Read More Rosé Season??? I didn’t Get The Memo!