I continue to be impressed by Hogue Cellars Wine Genesis 2008 Syrah (which seems to be in somewhat short supply?) It caught my eye on a Fred Meyer run a few days ago. This vintage offers ‘aromas of grape, bramble and strawberry, offset by a minty-floral character. Upfront flavors of black cherry, strawberry and nectarine are backed by earthy oregano and cumin. It’s supple and spicy on the finish.’ I was drawn in by the oregano and cumin bit – it’s a really tasty & smooth Syrah – I highly recommend it. Read more about Genesis from Hogue Cellars‘ website.
Picked up my ticket to Taste Washington (for Sat) over the weekend at Wine World (saved $11 in online fees) -en route home from a Whidbey farm -brought the ‘barnyard’ into Wine World via rain pants & muddy rubber boots. First time at this event & I’m hearing it’s heavily recommended that you should plan to spit aplenty at this one & save the full swigs for ones you really like. I’m gonna draft a game plan -per Northwest Wine Anthem‘s recent piece-some great info here. What are your own strategies for taking on this epic event?
Hey coffee and waffle lovers, come join me on Sunday for Seattle Coffee Works Grand Opening at their new Ballard cafe on Market St (former Tully’s site). I know and love the folks behind SCW well -they were even featured on Andrew Zimmerman’s Bizzare Foods not too long ago & they’re home to the Obama coffee blend. I’m a huge fan of their coffee & great brand of service & a smile. Check it out their spot in Seattle Eater.