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Early Pick Riesling by Tim Wright

In the summer of 2013, I attended the Riesling Rendezvous in Seattle, Washington. The Riesling Rendezvous is an international event co-hosted every three years by Chateau St. Michelle and Dr. Loosen (of Germany) that brings together producers, wine and food … Continue reading

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Daring with Pairing – Passport 2017

Madrona Vineyards welcomes you to Passport 2017, where we have designed a food and wine pairing adventure for your enjoyment! Wine and Food – the ultimate and decidedly rewarding puzzle. So….are you willing to exceed conventional wisdom, question pairing taboos, … Continue reading

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The Art of Pruning – Part 2

The art of pruning back a vine or a tree is all about finding the right balance for improving fruit quality and quantity. The first thing to understand is that only buds from last year will produce fruit this year. … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Port (Part 2)

By Tim Wright As I alluded to in part one of this blog, my philosophy of wine tasting and wine discovery (wine appreciation, to coin a term) was heavily influenced by my being in the right place at the right … Continue reading

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A Harvest Update—Midway Through at the End of September

“How’s harvest going?” That’s the most common question I hear, whether it’s in the tasting room, or my mom bringing apple doughnuts to the crew. Generally, my answer is directly proportional to the number of hours I’ve spent at the … Continue reading

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Riesling Month

RIESLING….RIESLING….RIESLING! Paul just loves Riesling! (I love talking in the third person!)  But honestly, this is true. But for those of you who can’t believe it, let’s explain this with some of the superlative notions that I often expel in … Continue reading

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Burger and Wine – Which Pair for you?

With Open House coming up, and summer approaching, it makes me think about barbecuing, and one dish in particular: Burgers! With that in mind I rallied my fellow burger enthusiasts and arranged a burger/wine pairing evening. Everyone that was invited … Continue reading

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