Sunset over Chrysalis Inn, Bellingham, WA.

WITWIB…?!?

binNotes | a food, wine & travel blog WITWIB?!? by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram Greetings, dear readers! binNotes | Red Thread™ is on vacation this week, catching up with friends, family,  and a few new luscious wineries and fab foodie finds…back next week. NOTE: Facebook followers: My personal Facebook page  is merging with my binNotes Facebook … Continue reading WITWIB…?!?

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Umami Tsunami | Exploring the Fifth Flavor in Seattle

binNotes | a food, wine & travel blog by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Umami Tsunami | Exploring the Fifth Flavor in Seattle Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram   You know the five fundamental flavors, don’t you? Sweet, salty, sour, bitter…and umami.  The Japanese term umami, loosely translated, means ‘satisfying, savory taste.’  Read more at FoodableTV…. ❦❦❦ Note: The … Continue reading Umami Tsunami | Exploring the Fifth Flavor in Seattle

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Caffeinated in Seattle | The 5 Coffee Houses Consumers Can’t Get Enough Of

  binNotes | a wine blog by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML Caffeinated in Seattle |  5 Fabulous Coffee Houses Consumers Can’t Get Enough Of Follow binNotes: | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram       Seattleites love their coffee houses. Next to fleece, coffee proves the coziest way to cope with Seattle’s infamous drizzle. These fabulous five coffee houses brew up more … Continue reading Caffeinated in Seattle | The 5 Coffee Houses Consumers Can’t Get Enough Of

The Short List: Grey Day Blah Banishers

 Welcome to binNotes | a wine blog Like wine?  Like compelling stories about wine? You’ve landed on the right page! by L.M. Archer, FWS Follow    binNotes | a wine blog: |   Facebook    |     Twitter    |    Pinterest ”Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, and which incorporates itself with the grapes, to be changed into wine; a constant proof … Continue reading The Short List: Grey Day Blah Banishers

Restaurant Intervention: epulo, Edmonds, WA.

Welcome to binNotes | a wine blog.   By L. M. Archer, FWS Follow binNotes | a wine blog:    Facebook    |   Twitter    |   Pinterest “He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise.” ~ Henry David Thoreau ⚜⚜⚜ e-pu-lo:  sumptuous food, banquet or feast. I finally know what the sin of gluttony … Continue reading Restaurant Intervention: epulo, Edmonds, WA.

@ChocolateSalon 2014

 Welcome to binNotes | a wine blog.  by L.M. Archer, FWS Follow    binNotes | a wine blog: |   Facebook    |     Twitter    |    Pinterest   Hi: Just a quick note to update you – I’m  attending International Chocolate Salon –  Seattle 2014 today. Please check back for my forthcoming piece on the terroir of chocolate…cheers! Follow    binNotes | a wine blog: |   Facebook   … Continue reading @ChocolateSalon 2014

WITWIB? @ChocolateSalon 2014

 Welcome to binNotes | a wine blog. WITWIB? International Chocolate Salon –  Seattle 2014 by L.M. Archer, FWS Follow    binNotes | a wine blog: |   Facebook    |     Twitter    |    Pinterest   That’s right…somebody’s gotta do it. binNotes reprises her role as a judge at the 7th annual International Chocolate Salon this Sunday, May 4th at Seattle’s Bell Harbor Convention Center. Please check back for … Continue reading WITWIB? @ChocolateSalon 2014

Culinary Interventions: #Sonoma

Sonoma requires no culinary interventions, instead boasting an abundance of garden-fresh, locally grown, gorgeously prepared gastronomica served by uber-upbeat staff. Here’s a sampling of binNotes’ favorite Sonoma feastables: Healdsburg, CA: Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar 403 Healdsburg Ave. | Healdsburg, CA. 95448 | Winter is NOT coming to this cornerstone in local Stark Restaurant empire’s culinary crown. Specializing in fresh seafood, artisan small plates, and … Continue reading Culinary Interventions: #Sonoma

Get Your Blanca y Rosado On!

Welcome to binNotes, a blog for those who consider wine an art, not just a beverage. A Triple Play of Tastes to Get Your Blanca y Rosado On! by L. M. Archer, FWS So many Spanish wines, so little time. Did you know that Spain boasts most land planted to vines worldwide, over 600 native Spanish grape varietals, and 54 Denominacións de Origen (DO’s)? Let’s … Continue reading Get Your Blanca y Rosado On!

#SFWE 2013 Update

Welcome to binNotes, a blog for those who consider wine an art, not just a beverage. Enjoy these fresh images from binNotes attendance today at Seattle Food & Wine Experience 2013. Peha Promotions hits another one out of the park! FYI,  #SFWE 2013 helps benefit Big Table, a non-profit organization geared towards assisting food service workers in crisis, transition, or need. Based in Spokane, Big Table expands … Continue reading #SFWE 2013 Update