Dusted Valley’s Second Label In 2003, Wisconsin natives Chad Johnson and Corey Braunel left the comforts of their corporate jobs to move to Walla Walla and fulfill their dream of crafting world-class wine. Combining Washington State grapes with their rough and tumble know-how and a sizeable piece of their souls, the family created Dusted Valley […]Read More Boomtown Trying To Please Everyone!!
1200 Washington Wineries Where Are The Other 1190? As Captain Washington and not being in charge of my own Wine List anymore as in the Restaurant Sommelier Days, I have been touting the quality to price ratio that you can’t find anywhere in the world like Washington State. I am limited to offering what wines […]Read More This Cab Finally Validates Washington!
What Are Block Wines? Just to reiterate what the Block Wines are sourced and certified by ABC Fine Wine and Spirits and exclusively sold in Florida by ABC. They are sourced from famous, quality wineries who have an exceptional vintage and leftover quality juice from that specific vintage. They make a ONE TIME only batch […]Read More Another Washington Wine On The Block!
Bubbles Not Just For Celebrations I always say that sparkling wines or Champagne are usually thought by most average consumers to be Celebration Wines. I drink them all the time and so should you. They are one of the most food friendly category of wines. They pair with almost everything and almost every cheese as […]Read More Washington Bubbles To Start The Celebration!
March Is Washington State Wine Month! Grape-fully yours, LarryRead More March 2018 “Captain Washington” To The Rescue
What Made Me HOT On Washington State Wine? Whether it is food or wine or even a genre of music, we tend to get stuck in a rut. Then all of a sudden, we hear a song or we taste a wine from another region of the world and our taste transitions from where we […]Read More What Was Your Transition Wine?
I am Sad to have to even post this Blog Entry but it is about time SOMEONE DID!! I sound Redundant and snobbish and a non conformist but I am telling you folks… CALIFORNIA WINES ESPECIALLY NAPA CABS AND BLENDS ARE AT BEST DECENT QUALITY BUT WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY OVERPRICED!! People are addicted […]Read More Choice: Pay Your Rent, Stop Eating, Or Buy California Wines?????
96 POINTS…BEST SYRAH For The Money From WASHINGTON STATE..PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL INCLUDING YOURSELFRead More Bergevin Lane Winery Re Visited…With A Killer Syrah!!
STOP!!!! Don’t let BLACK FRIDAY turn into A GLOOM AND DOOM HOLIDAY SEASON!! I think Wine makes a great gift for all the special and not so special people in your life. Most people who know I suggest wines for a living think that the Christmas Season will be my busiest time. It may be […]Read More I’m Dreaming Of A WINE Christmas!!
You didn’t know Sammy Hagar made Wine?? He doesn’t. Former rock band manager now Winemaker from Northern California does..in Washington State. Owner-winemaker Charles Smith with his big hair, kick ass attitude and bold packaging arrived in the Walla Walla Valley following eleven years in Scandinavia managing rock bands. He has been involved with wine personally […]Read More “Mr Smith Goes To Washington…..STATE”