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Tasting the wines from The Walls, Walla Walla, Washington

This is a follow-up with tasting notes to accompany the article previously published on The Walls winery: Meeting Ali Mayfield at Walls Vineyards in Walla Walla, Washington. The Walls Martin’s Gold Chardonnay 2015 Alcohol:  13.3 % Suggested Retail: $36 Specs:  “Originally brought to America by Paul Masson, Martin Ray planted French Chardonnay in the Santa […]

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Mike Martin and Ali Mayfield in the Walls vineyard

Meeting Ali Mayfield at Walls Vineyards in Walla Walla, Washington

Blame it on a darn hole-in-one. Attorney Mike Martin wasn’t looking for a bend in the road of life when he and a pal stopped off in Walla Walla a few years ago to play some golf and drink some wine en route to business in Boise. But bend it does. At Walla Walla’s Wine […]

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Italy, Portugal, Germany, USA and Austria at Handpicked Wines

Two years ago, my overall impression from Handpicked’s range tasting was very positive.  It focused on smaller producers who had “something extra” that can make the difference in a large wine selection. (Handpicked Wines is a Swedish importer specialising in wines from small-ish producers.) It was therefore with great expectations that I looked forward to […]

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Do they make good wine in Washington and Oregon? Indeed!

“The Judgement of Sweden”; what is the verdict on Northwest wines? In the northwest corner of the United States you find two exciting wine regions: Washington (State) and Oregon. The climate is more northern than in California. Therefore, you will find grape varieties that thrive in cooler climates, such as pinot noir and riesling. But […]

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Six wineries and 21 wines from Washington

Washington is the second largest wine producer in the USA. Only California makes more wine. But only a few wines and wineries from Washington are familiar names. So when the wine importer Fine Wines Sweden, who is specialised in American wines, showed off several producers from Washington there was every reason to pay attention. BKWine’s […]

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Clotilde Davenne's vineyards in Chablis

Are women better than men at making wine?

Are there any differences in wines made by female winemakers and male winemaker? Do women make different wines? Maybe that was the hypothesis, or maybe it was just a (good) excuse to invite a number of talented female winemaker to a work-shop on the International Women’s Day. BKWine’s Anette Zellen Soderstrom investigates and reports on […]

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Charles Smith from Walla Walla in Washington; we taste his wines

Washington State may be less well known as a wine producer than California. And of course smaller. But you find many interesting wine producers here. And also grape varieties that do better here than they do in California. So these are wines to look out for, even if they are not always so easy to […]

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Charles Smith – crazy or genius?

A wine from Walla Walla in Washington with a different approach A beautiful day in May, I went to Hornstulls Strand where Handpicked Wines Ltd had invited one of the new “cult winemakers”, Charles Smith. Bistro Barbro was filled with people, mostly from restaurants plus a few wine writers. The wines highly appreciated; the mood […]

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