Townshend Cellar has a hit with Vortex, a non-vintage Bordeaux blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon 43%, Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. It was recommended by a grocery store wine guy and he was oh-so right. I had a past affair with the T3, which is one of Townshend's most popular blends, so let's just say I knew I was going to like Vortex. Vortex is lighter-style red with essences of blueberries and some raspberries. As you may know, wines are named after the grape, but when its a blend the wine maker gets to name it. A vortex is a spinning, often turbulent, flow of fluid. Any spiral motion with closed streamlines is vortex flow.Perfect title for an aromic wine just swirled in the glass.
I am also a huge fan of the Huckleberry Port which posses aromas of dried black currant, huckleberry, fig and black cherry with a hint of licorice. The huckleberry, chocolate, coffee and black currant linger on making this a delicious port style wine. We all know it's the local favorite wild huckleberries from North Idaho that makes this a port to covet and crave.
This winery is definitely one to watch as the wines are consistently good. The winery has grown from two barrels of wine in 1998 to over 10,000 cases of wine today and offers over 20 different wines.
Bringing Back The Breakfast Drink Marys and Mimosas
Both the Bloody Mary and Mimosa make it
socially acceptable to drink before noon.
While this can be a problem if the drinking continues all day, on its
own, a Mary or a Mimosa is a beautiful thing. The Bloody Mary can be a meal in itself
- a healthy sounding one at that with a slightly morbid name. Bloody Marys traditionally
are made with vodka and tomato juice which is then heavily spiced and garnished.
Some say this drink was conceived in Paris in the roaring 20's. Others trace it back to the 30's as a cure to
the dreaded hangover. Either way, this breakfast cocktail has evolved with many
twists being added along the way. The Mimosa, on the other hand, is a
mainstay of the classy champagne brunch with a straightforward recipe:
champagne or sparkling wine and orange juice. Yes, this is a drink you can make
yourself. It was supposedly invented in back in 1925 at a Parisian Hotel. As
with most cocktails, there a…
This was fun! Our story and loft was featured in the Inlander Health & Home magazine. Thank you to Blythe Thimsen, writer and Young Kwak, photographer. We are also very grateful to Heather Hanley of the Tin Roof for helping us design our space. Our ensuite coffee lounge even made the cover. Additionally, the other featured urban space was one of my downtown listings. ♥️ Laurie and James Allen’s new home in Kendall Yards offers lots of light and quick access to all that downtown Spokane has to offer. A Vibrant Downtown Lifestyle is Luring Residents Back to Spokane's City Center.
"A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage!" Used in the 1928 presidential campaign, and attributed to President Herbert Hoover, the idea of a car in every garage planted a seed that took root. Over the years, along with it came the idea of the spacious house with a yard, the white picket fence and the happy, quiet life in suburban America.
Fast forward to 2018, and nowadays trading in th…
Absolutely! Port for instance is a seductively slow sip that vies for the title of most romantic wine. Additionally, Port is ideal for winter thanks to the warmth of brandy added during the winemaking process. I’m thrilled about receiving the highly anticipated release of Quinta de la Rosa’s 30-Year-Old Tawny Port. This collectible port celebrates the thirtieth anniversary since the Father/Daughter team of Tim and Sophia Bergqvist started Quinta de la Rosa in the Douro. This beautiful amber color port is aged well for three decades. Respectfully, slow down and don’t rush this. This is definately a bottle you need to spend some time with. It has enormous elegance and complexity.
Winemaker’s Notes: On the nose, slightly dried fruit aromas with touches of balsamic vinegar, coffee and exotic wood being just some of the components. On the palate it is simply delicious, almost light but with incredible intensity of flavor, soft, mouth filling with great persistence. Food Match: Best served…