“I must have more of this,” confessed Karen MacNeil of the Washington wine she was in town to showcase. Karen, author of the number one selling wine book The Wine Bible, would be addressing a full house the next day at her Taste Washington seminar, “Up Close with Karen MacNeil: What Makes Great Washington Wine Great?”

At the seminar, Karen quickly got the audience’s attention with her opening declaration, “I have a lot of positive things to say about Washington.” She then went on to explain her intrigue over how it forces people to learn about how terroir works, about latitude, and about cataclysmic geology.

Then it happened. We got to taste through a hand-picked lineup of Washington wines with Karen. Wines she had so carefully chosen that she judiciously sampled multiple vintages of each before finalizing the selections. Each of those incredible wines is listed below in the order tasted, along with some of her engaging comments and insights which reflect her talent for making wine fun and approachable.>>>Read the entire article featuring EFESTE, Long Shadows, Two Vintners and more on Wine Beer Washington.