Susie and I are going to a spot we have never visited here in Washington State. We are headed to the Gorge and staying in a town called Carson. What used to be a tiny wine region, is now a going concern. Syncline, Savage Grace, Cor Cellars, Cave B, Cascade Cliffs, Idiots Grace and Maryhill are just a few of the many wineries that have discovered this rugged, hilly grape-growing region of Washington State. We are both excited to take this small adventure and plan on visiting a few of the wineries in that area. You will be hearing more about it when we get back. Of course, we are both anxious to get out and travel to Europe again…Masks will have to be a thing of the past.
I have dedicated my YouTube channel to Washington Wine Month. All my episodes in March feature different varietals from our great wine-producing state. I’ve reviewed Merlot, GSM Blends, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Rose’. I am in the process of loading up an episode on Syrah and plan on reviewing red blends and some not-so-familiar wines that are produced in Washington, including an orange wine. It’s been a fun project and I have discovered some great wines. In both the Malbec episode and the GSM episode I found some gems. The really cool part is after I shoot the episode. In most cases, there is three wines leftover after filming. Over the next few days, I try each of the wines after they have been opened. Many of them vastly improved after a couple of days. This of course motivates me to talk about the need for decanting in a future episode on my YouTube Channel.
Stan The Wine Man