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Wine Trends by SIP

Wine trend #1: Be a Loca-pour, a lover of local wines. No matter where you are, whether you are on home turf or traveling, choosing a locally made wine is “in”. Not only are local wines eco-friendly, they can add to your experience. Opt for a local wine.


So glad to know I am "in"

Wine trend #2: Break the rules. How often have you heard the food and wine pairing rule “red wine with steak and white wine with fish”? And how often have you struggled in the wine gallery trying to figure out which wine? Well, labor no more. Food and wine pairing rules are meant to be broken. Here is the only rule that applies: Drink what you like!

I never did like rules.

Wine trend #3: Affordable wines. Ordering or serving super expensive wines – also known as second mortgage wines because of their lofty price – is a trend that is past its prime. There is so much high quality wine being made that it is not necessary to break out the Black Amex for a compelling bottle. And you’ll save enough money tha…

SIP Shout Out to Vin Rouge. Merci Beaucoup for pouring local.

SIP has a thing for Vin Rouge. I especially like the Social Hour which is daily from 2:00 to 5:30 & 9:00 to Close. So whether I'm running early or late - I'm happy with great Drinks (including wine) and Appetizer Specials!

And Mondays all bottles are 40% off. 40% - that's huge. The food is remarkable and they have a diverse wine list. Vin Rouge is located at 3029 East 29th Avenue in Lincoln Heights on Spokane's South Hill. It's a metropolitan look with a neighborhood feel. The best combination of great food and wonderful drinks.

Here are the regional SIPs on the current wine list;

Sparkling NV Mountain Dome Brut Columbia Valley, WA

Pinot Gris 2007 Maryhill Columbia Valley, WA.

Sauvignon Blanc 2006 Arbor Crest “Bacchus Vineyard”Columbia Valley, WA

Sauvignon Blanc 2007 Lone Canary $24 Columbia Valley, WA

Chardonnay 2007 Canoe Ridge Columbia Valley, WA

Chardonnay 2006 Arbor Crest Columbia Valley, WA

Semillon 2007 L’Ecole Semillon Columbia Valley, WA

Sem…

Vinosity from Latah Creek Winery

vi-nos-i-ty: from the Latin vinous; the distinctive body, color, and taste of wine.

At Latah Creek Winery it translates to Cabernet, which brings richness and strength and seductive Syrah, that adds finesse and support. Finally, the addition of Zinfandel brings an exciting youthful exuberance.
This incredible dark, int...ensely fruity, full-bodied red is a pleasure to drink now, but Mike Conway, winemaker says don't hesitate to lay some away.
Latah Creek has a victory with Vinosity ($20) This is a SIP favorite.