Tri-City Herald
July 3, 2018

As we enter another glorious Pacific Northwest summer, now is a great time to load up on summer-friendly white wines.

There is nothing like a refreshing white wine in your glass on the patio or deck to finish off a beautiful warm day. Especially with fresh seafood or fish on the grill, including salmon, trout, scallops or clams.

As a species, we tend to drink our white wines a bit too cold. An ideal target temperature is 50 to 60 degrees. Your best bet is to keep your wine in the fridge for a couple of hours, then bring it out and set it on the counter for 15 or 20 minutes. When a wine is served too cold, the aromas tend to become muted and less enjoyable. They emerge as the wine warms up.

Here are several Northwest whites that earned gold medals at this spring’s Cascadia International Wine Competition, an event judged by nearly a dozen of the Northwest’s top winemakers. Ask for these bottles at your favorite wine merchant or contact the wineries to purchase directly.>>>Read the entire article featuring Elevation Cellars, Smasne Cellars and more on The Tri-City Herald

Written by Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman [and photo]