Wednesday, August 29, 2007

It's Washington Wine Month!!!

That's right. It's that time of year again when WA wine is deeply discounted encouraging all of us to buy local. We moved to Seattle last year during WA wine month and were under the mistaken impression that you could get lots of delicious WA wine for under $6. This turned out not to be true, but we kept buying it anyway and upped our price limit to $8. Nevertheless, we're glad to see that prices have taken their annual dip and, Paul made a pairing feast in celebration. We started out with a pre-dinner glass of Willow Crest 2006 Yakima Valley Pinot Gris and moved on to a bottle of Columbia Crest 2003 Two Vines Merlot. To see what we thought about them, you'll have to check the "wall" on the right. But I'll tell you all about our delicious dinner right now. Paul grilled a juicy tri-tip steak over mesquite charcoal accompanied by a salsa verde of fire-roasted garden-grown tomatillos, onions, and garlic, inexpertly chopped by yours truly. Our sides were show stoppers largely picked from the P-Patch that afternoon: grilled zucchini and celeriac/yukon gold potato mash. It was hard to save room for the homemade vanilla ice cream. But somehow we managed.

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