The Lowell Folk Festival is this weekend (July 25-27) and thousands of visitors will descend on the city for a good time. Someone asked me what wine I would suggest for a festival party on the patio deck or backyard lawn. A few cool choices popped into my head. If it’s red that you prefer, […]
Month: July 2014
Star keeps rising at Bledsoe's Doubleback Winery
Drew Bledsoe is taller (6-feet-5-inches) in person than the NFL version that filled TV screens for 14 pro seasons.That was my first of many impressions upon meeting Bledsoe in his Doubleback office in downtown Walla Walla, Wash.The second is that his hands are big and strong — good for tossing a football and farming a […]
My Great Pacific Northwest trip: 136 wines in 10 days
I’m back from a 10-day trip to the Great Northwest in which the Wine Goddess and I logged more than 1,100 miles visiting 18 wine-tasting rooms and six vineyards in Oregon and Washington State. Lewis and Clark we weren’t. Martin and Lewis — as in Dean and Jerry — was more like it. When the […]
'Patriotic' wines to salute The Fourth!
In keeping with the patriotic spirit, here are my two Fourth of July wine selections: Federalist Zinfandel 2011, $17 — What better way to celebrate the nation’s birth than with a wine paying homage to Alexander Hamilton, a great Founding Father who was General George Washington’s most trusted military aide and a leading author of […]