Welcome to The Washington Vine! This blog will focus solely on wines from around the state of Washington (USA… we are located north of Oregon; no, this is not WA D.C., just to clarify. If you live in this state, especially the Eastern side, you’ll know why I added this). The state of Washington is the second largest exporter of American wine, behind California naturally. Yet, I find so many are completely unaware Washington makes wine, and we do make some really wonderful ones! While there are a few local bloggers who discuss Washington wines, they are few, and the ones I know focus primarily on Spokane. Not a bad thing, we have some great wineries (Caterina, Lone Canary, Emvy, Cougar Crest, to name a few!), but I want to cover wine throughout the region.
I’m a graduate student, married and have two kids. The vast majority of wines I write about will be under $20; so no wine snobs, please :) There are some really great wines in this price range though, most anyone can attest to that.
I will be here twice a week to bring you my reviews, good, bad or indifferent. I carry a strong preference to reds, but will throw in whites now and again. I am always open to suggestions for wines to try! I hope you will enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy writing it! And I hope I will hear of your experiences with different wines as I share my own!
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