washington state

Thanksgiving Turkey with Wine

May thanks be giving and may your belly and wine glass be full!  Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Don't forget to grab a bottle of The Velvet Devil Washington state Merlot to drink alongside your turkey!  Its acidity, body and flavors of baking spice and blackberry make an ideal partner for your holiday spread.  Cheers! XoXo!


The Perfect Summer Snack

Pineapple fruit bars and the 2008 Okanogan Estate Vineyards Gewurztraminer...perfect for a hot summer day!  The tropical fruit flavors in the wine work beautifully against the pineapple flavor of the fruit bar.  The wine is also off-dry (slightly sweet), allowing it to work with the sweetness of the dessert.  Remember, when pairing anything sweet with wine, the wine must be as sweet or sweeter than the dessert.  Finally, I love how the chill from the wine mirrors the frozen aspect of the bar.  It's a delicious pairing that might just become your favorite summer-time wine & food snack!