Sips of the Week
Eroica Riesling, Columbia Valley, WA $21.99
Winemaker’s Notes: Eroica is an elegant off-dry Washington Riesling that has blazed a trail for high-end American Riesling. Eroica delivers a unique combination of mandarin orange aromas characteristic of Washington state Rieslings, melded with the mineral, spiced apple and slate notes with lively, crisp acidity associated with German Riesling. The wine’s zesty acidity, combined with a touch of sweetness, makes it a tremendously versatile and food friendly wine. Try Eroica with Asian cuisine, Indian curries, crab, scallops and sushi or even a fresh salad!
We talked to Raymon McKee, Winemaker, Chateau Ste. Michelle about the Eroica project. Raymon McKee joined Chateau Ste. Michelle as its Assistant Red Winemaker in 2008 and was promoted to Red Winemaker in August 2011. Based at Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Canoe Ridge Estate red winery near Paterson, Washington, Ray manages day-to-day operations and reports to head winemaker Bob Bertheau.
Greg Proops the Recommendeuer
Greg Proops is a stand up comic from San Francisco and has a hit Podcast called The Smartest Man in the World. He has recorded it live in Australia, New Zealand, Montreal, Edinburgh, Dublin, San Francisco, Austin, London, Paris aboard a ship in the Caribbean and somehow, Cleveland. Find it at Proopcast.com. The Proopdog is best known for his unpredictable appearances on Whose Line is it Anyway? Both in the US and UK Mr. Proops has been a guest on Red Eye, The Late, Late Show and Chelsea Lately on E! You may Socially Network with Greg on Twitter at @gregproops and Tumblr at proopcast.com
Dave McIntyre, Wine Writer for Washington Post and Co-Founder of DrinkLocalWine.com
Dave McIntyre joins us to talk about his website DrinkLocalWine.com and what motivated him to start it. Due to a lack of local and regional wine enthusiasts he started the website to link to articles by local bloggers as a way to draw attention to the local wine movement.
Dave has been The Washington Post’s weekly wine columnist since October 2008. Meininger’s Wine Business International magazine listed him as one of the most inﬂuential wine writers in the United States.
Check out Dave’s WineLine. He is co-creator of DrinkLocalWine.com, which sponsors Regional Wine Week and annual conferences to introduce bloggers to the growth of local wine
industries around the country.
Dave has recently consulted on Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History new exhibit, “Food: Transforming the American Table, 1950-2000.”
6/15 Join Laurie for her smash hit wine tasting comedy show Something to Wine About at Knob Hall Winery in Clear Spring, MD at 7PM
6/20 Join Laurie at the Queen in Wilmington, DE at 7:30 PM for her wine tasting comedy show Something to Wine About with special musical guest Paul Cullen
We’ll be back to explore the recipe for a delicious life!
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