With nearly 33,000 tons harvested in Washington last fall, Merlot, one of the noble red grapes of France’s Bordeaux region, particularly on the right bank of the Gironde River, where it is most prevalent, remains popular in Washington wine country.
Dagupan Grill, the first Filipino restaurant in the Tri-Cities and possibly Eastern Washington, debuts on Valentine’s Day. It reflects owners Theresa and Jubert Javonillo’s passion for Filipino food and culminates a love story that began in the Philippines 20 years ago.
Viognier, the noble white grape of the northern Rhône Valley of France, has started to gain a strong foothold in the Pacific Northwest, rolling in on the wave of interest in Rhône varieties in our region.
Eighteen years ago, Wine Press Northwest, a wine publication in Kennewick, began its annual Platinum Judging, a multi-day tasting of Pacific Northwest wines that have won a gold medal in at least one of globe’s top competitions.