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The Why, When and How of Wine Blending

Wine Enthusiast June 13, 2018 The majority of the wines you drink are blends, but why do winemakers blend and what does each variety bring to the final wine? Washington State winemakers tell us their tricks. “I love blending,” says Ben Smith co-owner Cadence Winery. “It’s one of the two times… Read More
Andrew and Mike Januik

Andrew Januik Flies South

By Leslie Kelly - Guest Blogger Andrew Januik was born to make wine. The 30-year-old son of legendary vintner Mike Januik -- the man who helped put Chateau Ste. Michelle on the map in the 1980s before launching Novelty Hill-Januik -- Andrew said he’s not exactly sure when he knew… Read More
J Bell Cellars

The Old World Wines of J. Bell Cellars

Yakima Herald May 18, 2018 Tradition. It’s a word that conjures up many feelings and emotions. At the core, the word means “transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation.” And no word could be more fitting when describing J. Bell Cellars in Zillah. Wes and Natasha Teslo came… Read More

Canine-Crazed Tasting Rooms in Woodinville

Press Release May 3, 2018 Woodinville Wine Country tasting room featured in the Spring issue of SIP Northwest in an article titled, “Canine-Crazed Tasting Rooms.” The article highlights seven dog-friendly tasting rooms across the Pacific Northwest. Sol Stone Estate Winery is featured along with their official dog, Digby. The description details… Read More
Mr Pink Rosé

Mr. Pink Rosé is Red Hot

This cleverly packaged rosé has been a smash hit since it debuted three years ago. But what makes it extra buzzy is that the wine is a side project for a couple of industry superstars, whose names do not even appear on the label. It’s almost like infusing an element… Read More



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