Image Credit: Taste Washington binNotes will be covering 2012 Taste Washington! this weekend. Stay tuned…inside scoop to follow! Cheers~ Continue reading Taste Washington! March 31-April 1, 2012
Photo: Cave B Estate Winery “A person who takes a simple idea and makes it tediously complex is referred to as an intellectual. A person who takes a tediously complex idea and makes it simple is called a genius. Condense the whole megillah into a line or two—then you really have something.” -Kinky Friedman “Le meilleur terroir ne diffère en rien du mauvais s’il n’est … Continue reading Cave B Estate Winery: Part 2 – A Tale of Terroir
Photo: Cave B Estate Winery Part 1 of 2 – Cave B Estate Winery 2012 Spring Release Every palate has a problem child…that irritating varietal or blend that scratches across the tongue like a load of lumber, with lashings of leather to finish. In the case of binNotes, Cabernet Franc has acted out badly with unfailing regularity at each and every opportunity accorded its mostly … Continue reading Cave B Estate Winery: Cabernet Franc 2009
WA Wine Awards 2012 from L.M. Archer on Vimeo. binNotes just happened to be standing next to Nelson Daquip, Wine Director at Seattle’s Canlis Restaurant, before he was flash-mobbed for winning the Sommelier of the Year Award for his incomparable wine knowledge and professionalism. Cheers! For more on the event, go to: www.washingtonwine.org/restaurantawards Continue reading More on 2012 WA State Wine Restaurant Awards
Photo: binNotes.com Kudos to Seattle Magazine and Washington State Wine for hosting a well-organized, well-attended (ok – jam-packed, as you can see by binNotes over-the-heads-of-wall-to-wall attendees’ photo) 2012 Washington Wine Restaurant Awards at the Washington Athletic Club today. Top awards presented include: Restaurant of the Year Award: The Metropolitan Grill, Seattle Walter Clore Honorarium Award for dedication to the advancement of the Washington wine industry: Budd Gould … Continue reading 2012 WA Wine Restaurant Awards
Photo Credit: Troy Butler A picture’s worth a thousand words…great road trip to Quincy, WA….can’t wait to decipher and share binNotes wine-stained scribbles on the phenomenal Cave B Estate Winery 2012 Spring Release. Stay tuned – cheers! Continue reading WITW was binNotes?!
binNotes is on the road this weekend to Spring Release in…well, dear readers…more to follow…Cheers! Continue reading WITW is binNotes?
Aubert de Villaine For a bit of eloquence on the subject of yesterday’s post, binNotes offers the following from Aubert de Villaine himself regarding the 2009 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti: “2009 is a vintage, that, like many things in life, didn’t start with the best outlook….Regarding the reds, what else can I say? The mark of 2009 is that you have and exceptional vintage, both … Continue reading DRC 2009 Postscript
Image: http://www.wineyields.com Yes, dear reader, it’s that time – yet another gentle reminder about Armegeddon 2012. Exactly nine months left to get your end-of-the-world wine list in order for December 21, 2012. Not sure what you’ll be drinking, but top on binNotes list of I-must-be-dreaming-why does the end of the earth taste like heaven?-quaff: Romanee-Conti 2009 (ok, twist my arm – a vertical tasting of 1959, 1999, … Continue reading Armageddon 2012: WWYBD?
In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was ‘Pinot Noir’. And it was good. Very good. Soul-smacking, heart-aching, mind-bending, pain-in-the-ass-but-worth-it, Burgundy IS the center of the universe, ‘can’t touch my climat’, “do you know who I am?!” good. And the Word went forth and multiplied…eventually reaching the Willamette Valley, and WillaKenzie Estate. And it was good. Very good. Dijon Clone 115-loving, southern-sloping, sandstone-suffering, … Continue reading WillaKenzie Estate: Send in the Clones