A Cline Spring

Fred Cline learned his love for farming and winemaking from his maternal grandfather, Valeriano Jacuzzi (of the pump and spa fame). On Jacuzzi’s Oakley, California farm, Fred helped him produce Zinfandel, Mourvedre, and Carignane for their personal consumption. After...

Are You Up for Some Big Reds?

It is finally time to clean up the grill and get something cooking. If it’s rib-eyes, NY strip or a nice Porterhouse, we’ve got some big reds to put it over the top. We are talking carnivorous bliss. I have a house full of people who call themselves Pescetarians...

Celebrating an Organic Wine Farming Icon

His name was “Guy” William Powers. He was a farmer and cattle rancher in the shadow of Mount St. Helens until a certain day in May of 1980. After that fateful event, Mr. Powers decided to move east to the Tri-Cities and try his hand at grape growing in Kennewick,...

Jamie Benziger Wants to Broaden Your Palate

The Benzigers are a true wine family. That’s Jamie, fourth from the right in the front row. She is the third generation of winemakers from the clan. Growing up in Sonoma with her Grandfather, Father, uncles, aunts, and cousins, she worked every day at the family...

With Spring on Hold…

I have had it with winter. I was hoping we were done with it, but nature has other ideas. If that is so then I will recommend some nice, dark rich reds to warm the soul with the last blast of comfort food. I recently purchased an instant pot and have been trying a...

Part 1: Rosés for Spring: The Big Guys

The first thing I want to do is wish everyone a Happy Easter and Passover! We have even more excellent Holiday choices for wine this week. THE STORY in the world of wine is the phenomenon that is the Rosé demand. Everybody is getting in on the bit and this week...
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