Tuesday, April 14, 2015

How Do You Like Them Apples? The Explosion of the Cider Market

During this year’s Taste Washington festivities, I had the pleasure of attending one of the seminars for the first time along with my (normally beer drinking) boyfriend. My friend Erin James (of Sip NW and CIDERCRAFT magazines) was on the panel and I was dying to learn all there is to know about the cider movement and also see her do her thing in front of an audience. It was such a great opportunity to learn about cider, where it came from, where it’s headed and to hear from the actual producers themselves as well. Oh and the tasting.. you can’t forget the tasting portion! Deee-lish.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The "Tried and True" and "New and Notable" of Taste Washington 2015

Sigh… Taste Washington 2015 has come and gone, and we now spend the next year dreaming of next year’s vintage of the best of the best of Washington wine and food. While there were too many amazing events to attend all of them, I managed to try some amazing gems at the Grand Taste Saturday edition, and got my learn on at one of the Sunday Seminars! This post contains my wine highlights from the Grand Taste, an upcoming post will cover all of the amazing things I learned at the seminar.