From the thousands of contenders he tasted this year he ranks the standouts, many of which sell for less than $30 a bottle - November 11, 2016
By: Andy Perdue
THROUGH THE COURSE of 2016, I’ve tasted thousands of wines from throughout the Pacific Northwest (and around the globe, for that matter).
Knowing I’ll be producing this year-end list, I think about wines that really stand out. I tasted the No. 4 and 5 wines on this year’s list in the first quarter, and each stood out in my mind for the entire year, both for their clarity as well as purity of fruit.
The judging, held at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel, began Wednesday and concluded Thursday afternoon. The Invite, as it’s known, is unique in the United States, as it is the only wine judging in the country in which the judges nominate the wines they want to have judged. - October 6, 2016
By: Great Northwest Wine
This is the 16th Anniversay of the Awards. And the status of the year's judging is record-breaking. Over 1500 wines were entered from 230 wineries, a testament to the growing number of wineries in the country, and the faith in these awards as being a way to showcase and benchmark our wines. - July 16, 2016
Results of the 2016 National Wine Awards of Canada
Our highlights include: Tightrope Winery in Naramata, B.C., won six gold medals. The winery also won six gold medals in last year’s competition. - March 16, 2017
By: Great Northwest wine
“Wow, 2015 was not an easy year for making white wines,” Palencia told Great Northwest Wine. “This award speaks to the quality of the vineyards.”
Palencia used grapes from Spanish Castle and Evergreen Vineyard, both owned by the Milbrandt brothers. Ryan Flanagan is the vineyard manager for both.
Albariño is a relatively obscure grape from the Galicia region of northwestern Spain. It is known for its clean flavors and, thanks to naturally bright acidity, it pairs beautifully with food. Palencia said he enjoys pairing Albariño with such foods as shellfish, ceviche and a variety of Mexican foods.