Monday, March 4, 2013
On 10:38 AM by The Bloggers @ 67 Wine in 67Wine, Eroica, L'Ecole, Taste of Washington, Washington, Washington wine, Washington wine month, Waters interlude, Waters winery No comments
This is one of the fastest-growing wine regions in the world, but Washington is sometimes overshadowed by the more popular regions of Europe — or even wines from California and Oregon. Yet Washington state wineries produce smooth, full-bodied Bordeaux-style wines, refreshing Rieslings, and plenty of other varieties that can rival wines from the rest of the world. There’s a style for everyone’s palate. So, if you’re a wine Francophile or only drink California Cabs, perhaps try opening up a bottle of Washington state wine and comparing the two side by side. Try Waters Interlude against a Merlot-based Bordeaux, or Eroica against a Trocken-style Riesling, or even L’Ecole No. 41 Cabernet against one from California. While this wine showdown may not get you drinking more wine from Washington (though I hope it does), it will at least lead you out of your comfort zone and open up your palate to tasty new possibilities.