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2018 List of Favorites From Tri-Cities and Beyond

06 Nov
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Throughout the year, I get to visit some of my all time favorite retailers in Tri-Cities, WA or shop online super stores to pick out my usual go tos. Sometimes I discover something new that I absolutely love. Here’s a list of my favorite must haves of the year. Enjoy! Chocolate Truffles from Country Mercantile […]

Our Red Mountain AVA Vineyard

15 Apr
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In March of 2018 we planted our 2.23 acre vineyard on our 5.5 acre property in the Red Mountain AVA. 1.32 acres have Cabernet Franc, Clone 12 (1650 plants) and .91 acre of Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 191 (1150 plants). We’re fortunate enough to live in an incredibly supportive neighborhood and have neighbors with all the […]

Why We Host A BBQ Party With Josephine Howell

30 Jul
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Don’t you love backyard BBQ’s? The sizzle of vegetables on the grill, the melody of summer jams, the laughter of family. Growing up, getting to go to a family bbq or “cookout” was almost like Christmas. The smell of charcoal and wood would invite the party to begin like granting permission to a child to play. […]

Tip For Wine Tasting On A Hot Day

01 Jul
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While touring the Heart of Washington Wine Country during the warmer seasons, you definitely want to keep the wine safe you take with you after tasting. Keep the wine tasting as amazing as it did at the wineries when you get it home by (more…)

Art, Wine, & Heart Disease

21 Feb
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Lots of women have grand visions to be the best professional, boss, friend, mom (fill in the blank) they could possibly be. Too soon, these ambitious, beautiful women are taken away from the world by a silent, deadly disease. This disease creeps in like a magician’s trick leaving loved ones in awe. In some cases, […]

Art Uncorked! Brings Cork Artist To Tri-Cities

28 Sep
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We needed 10,000 corks to create a mural of a Washington Wine Legend. That’s a lot of wine! What Is “Art Uncorked!” Art Uncorked! is a two day event when an international renowned cork artist, Scott Gundersen used 10,000 corks from Tri-Cities wineries to create a mural of Chas Nagel, a Washington Wine Legend. Chas […]

Benton City Wineries Growing More than Wine Grapes

20 Sep
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I grew up in rural South Carolina running bare foot and playing outside for most of the summer. One of my favorite summers was when my family planted our first large garden. We grew cantaloupe, watermelon, okra, collards, tomatoes, potatoes, and more. My siblings and I helped to plant and harvest food. One year, our family […]