Oeno Files

Winemaker Charles Smith Launches an Annual Rosé Festival

Spend quality time with 20 PNW wineries and their front-runner rosés.

04/14/2017 By Amber Wright

Oeno Files

Tips, Tricks, and Recommendations for Taste Washington 2017

This year's can't-miss wines, plus some valuable survival skills.

03/21/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan

Fun With Listicles

6 Restaurants with Washington-Centric Wine Menus

In honor of Washington Wine Month...

03/02/2017 By Jack Kelly

Trend

With Natural Wine, Each Bottle Has Its Own Personality

For the growing number of Seattle restaurants that embrace this winemaking style, that’s exactly the point.

01/23/2017 By Stefan Milne

Oeno Files

Weekly Wine Pick: Wondrous I.Q. Red Wine Columbia Valley 2013

This red blend is so compelling, we're setting aside traditional talk of New Year's Eve sparkling wine to sing its praises.

12/27/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Latta Wines Latta Latta GSM Columbia Valley 2013

SoDo's collection of tasting rooms is just the place to scope out this new project from a former Charles Smith winemaker.

12/13/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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And Now, a Little Washington Wine Advice for the Thanksgiving Table

When you've got a lot of food—and, let's face it, a lot of wine—variety and value are key.

11/22/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Nine Hats Pinot Gris The Benches Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2015

This grape has a rep for being innocuous, to the point of bland. Here's a bottle that will convince you otherwise.

11/08/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Syncline Wine Cellars Subduction Red Columbia Valley 2015

If you want to taste the cutting edge of Rhone blends in Washington, look no further.

10/18/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Critic's Notebook

A Wine Corkage Deal at Sullivan’s Steakhouse  

If you do this one little thing.

10/06/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Washington Wine 2016

6 Winemakers to Watch

These Washingtonians are responsible for some of the best wines our state has to offer. Keep an eye on them, their wineries, and their future vintages.

09/29/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

Weekly Wine Pick: Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling Columbia Valley 2015

A dry offering from the world's largest riesling producer.

09/27/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Top Cabernet Sauvignon

No surprise—our most planted and most produced grape variety produces an abundance of top wines.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Washington's Best White Wines

Reds aren't our only stars.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Top Bordeaux-Style Blends

No disrespect to France, but this traditional blend—mostly based on cabernet sauvignon and merlot—has become a local signature.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Top Merlot

Sometimes this grape gets a bad rap, but Washington makes merlot as well as any area of the world.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Best of the Best: The Top 10 Washington Wines of 2016

The best of the hundreds of wines tasted this year.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Top Syrah

Is syrah Washington’s greatest grape variety? These wines make a compelling argument.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Top Red Blends

These wines are far more than the sum of their parts.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan