She's baaaack! Just a few quick notes while I try to absorb the shock of being back to my old routine.
The state of Washington did it! The Washington wine industry celebrated an important milestone this week when the Washington State Liquor Board gave a license to the state’s 500th winery. And it just so happens that the winery will be located in Walla Walla. Sweet Valley Wines will join 499 other wineries licensed in the state since 1962. Owners of Sweet Valley Wines, LLC are David and Karen McDaniels.
In the last six days, we tasted some wonderful wines and many of them were from the Walla Walla Valley (we took notes and will share them ASAP). Also, we met up with some great winemakers and did some touring of some of the newer Washington State’s AVAs. We tasted so many wines (even a Bordeaux and a California Zin) that we had a collection of the empty bottles on the kitchen island for days. I finally dumped our "trophies" as the place was beginning to look like a college frat house.
Walla Walla’s Spring Release festivities start up next week. Think I better take it easy this weekend.