Showing posts from May, 2011

Regional Wine Journey at the Palmer House Hilton

In April, I was able to attend one of the Regional Wine Journey’s at the Palmer House Hilton’s Lockwood Restaurant. I had a great time exploring the wines of Spain and Portugal with the restaurant’s Wine Director Sasa Sinanagic.  The restaurant is continuing the program through the summer and I highly recommend putting it on your must do list. The last series explored wine regions around the world, but this time around you will get to also explore specific wines.  The theme is California and Sinanagic will take you through everything from the history to the fermenting process. The classes will be held every other Tuesday from May 31 st to September 20 th . Each class is only $25 and that includes tastings as well as snacks.  The schedule is as follows: May 31st- Gruner Veltliner June 14th-Riesling June 28th-Merlot July 12th - Rose Wines July 26th - Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris Aug 9th - Sonoma Aug 23th - Napa September 6th - Port September 20th - Madeira It is recommende

Revelry On Red Mountain

I had a great time making it through the wine regions of Washington state and Tri-Cities was one of the highlights of the trip. If you ever thought about making a trip there, next weekend might be the time to do it. Revelry on Red Mountain brings together winemakers from 20 of the area’s top wineries on the terrace of Col Solare, where Picazo 7Seenteen chef/owner Frank Magana will be preparing a culinary feast. The event will take place on Saturday, May 28 th at 6:00 pm and will also include silent and live auctions to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Washington Wine Education Foundation.  Red Mountain’s Terra Blanca Winery & Estate (pictured right) is among those participating. You can enjoy some great wines paired with a delicious dinner for only $95, but why not make a weekend of it and explore this wine region, which has 300 sunny days each year?  Local hotels in the Tri-Cities towns of Kennewick, Pasco and Richland – including the Courtyard Marriott in Richlan