Joanne’s Picks


First Day of Fall!

Submitted September 25th, 2010

First day of fall! I still don’t have much memory of summer, but we had it because the winemakers are busy picking and crushing grapes, making that elixir without which we would not have our wine society. Everything seems to be a week or two later than usual, and as one winemaker said, “We might be making a lot of ice wine this year.” (more…)


You Saw It Here First!

Submitted July 7th, 2010

Note: You saw it here first! : ) Watch Cashmere grow!

Cashmere is on its way to becoming another wine center for visitors and locals. Crayelle Cellars and Waterville Winery are already established there on MIssion Ave. near the distillery, and it won’t be long before they are joined by others. The Flanagans of Ryan Patrick Vineyards are establishing their wine production facility there, as well as a new tasting room, and it won’t be long before both are up and running. (more…)


What a lot of wine events are happening this time of year!

Submitted May 13th, 2010

For that matter, what a lot of everything is going on. We’ve had Apple Blossom, Maifest and the Wenatchee Wine Walk, and coming up are barrel tasting and more. Here, if you haven’t seen this website, you should go there and get the information first-hand. It is excellent, and will give you all kinds of news about coming events. www.wenatcheevalley.org. (more…)


Washington Wine Month

Submitted March 29th, 2010

It isn’t April yet, so you have three days remaining to hurry down to the WA State Liquor Store or to your closest grocery or wine store for good buys in Washington wines while it is still Washington Wine Month. I just saw Safeway’s ad, and TOP Foods and Freddie’s. Of course, when stores have these sales, the reduction is usually from a price higher than what you are accustomed to seeing on the bottle you want. It might not be the case every time, but it pays to know your wine prices! (more…)


March is Here Already!

Submitted March 6th, 2010

March is coming up….Oops…It seems March is here already. It snuck up on me while I was in February, still…. and with it, Washingon Wine Month. Jan Lutz, Eno member and Executive Direxctor of the  Columbia River Wine Country association, sent me some information I thought would be of interest to the wine society.. (more…)


What happened to winter?

Submitted February 8th, 2010

What happened to winter? Are we now at the end of it or at the beginning of an early spring? As much as I hate to say it, we need snow, which calls for a cozy fire, and then….. a glass of wine! (more…)