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The Best Wine and Steak Pairings

What’s the best wine with steak? For most, eating steak means eating well. First, steak is pricey, so there’s been a splurge. Second, steak is full of nutrients – protein, iron, phosphorous, zinc and five B-complex vitamins, so bodies actually benefit from the financial indulgence. Just like with wine, there…

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Movie Night In

Written by Kristin Mansky of Modish & Main Rather than venturing out to the movies and spending a mini fortune, opt for hosting a movie night IN with your family or friends and serve up a sophisticated take on some classic recipes.  I relish the opportunity to stay home, throw on…

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Latah Creek Wine Cellars 2015 DenHoed Vineyards Pinot Gris, Yakima Valley, $11

Best Buy! Mike Conway and daughter Natalie shine with aromatic whites, but this marks just their sixth vintage of producing Pinot Gris. Their latest effort may be perhaps their best with this Italian grape, and they present it with an orchard fruit style rather than a tropical style. It starts…

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Winter Wines

Toss “winter wines” into a web search engine, and you’ll mostly turn up suggestions for hearty reds showcased around the idea of “hunkering down” and staying warm at home. That sounds cozy on cold days, and moreover, it makes sense. It’s comforting to eat more red meat and tummy-filling carbohydrates…

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Abacela 2014 Barrel Select Estate Garnacha, Umpqua Valley, $29

In recent years, Andrew Wenzl’s work with Grenache has earned considerable praise — whether it be his stunning rosé or the Barrel Select program. The transition from vineyard to cellar in 2014 began Oct. 7 at the ripeness level of 25 Brix, which seems to be customary for standalone bottlings…

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Milbrandt Vineyards 2014 Traditions Merlot, Columbia Valley, $17

The breadbasket that is the Wahluke Slope creates the platform for this rather stylish Merlot from Milbrandt, which gets some flesh from Syrah (18%) and added bones from Petit Verdot (5%). There’s toastiness to the aromas, joined by milk chocolate, raspberry and chokecherry. Its flavors are smooth with a long…

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Festive Valentine's Day Balloon DIY

Hey, hey, my little lovebird! Are you ready to get your Valentine’s Day spirit on? Whether you are celebrating with a significant other or having the gals over for a little Galentine’s Day, this festive Valentine’s Day balloon DIY is a must! Lauren here from thoughtful living & entertaining site,…

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Milbrandt Vineyards 2015 Evergreen Vineyard Traditions Sweet Katherine White Wine Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $13

Best Buy! Two decades ago, 1997, the Milbrandts began to establish their vineyards along the Wahluke Slope and the Ancient Lakes. Evergreen Vineyard is arguably their most prized planting, and the Milbrandt brothers named this off-dry Riesling for their late mother — Katherine Leone Milbrandt. Few Rieslings from famed Evergreen…

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Winter Chicken and Vegetable Skillet

Hello, hello my fabulous foodie! How is your New Year starting out? We are just shy of two weeks in and is it everything you want it to be? If you are like me, you’ve got a healthy list of resolutions and intentions set for the new year, you’ve made…

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How Kendall-Jackson is Finding Solutions to an Ever-Changing Climate

We’ve talked a lot about our commitment to long-term sustainability, from smart use of energy and water to innovation in the vineyards. This week, we are honored The New York Times highlighted our efforts in, “Falcons, Drones, Data: A Winery Battles Climate Change,” a compelling feature by David Gelles outlining…

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