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Love and Wine at Maragas Winery

Date: Tue, Aug 31, 2010 Wine Tasting

This has been the longest duration between posts since we started BigFatWine and what a strange trip it’s been. It has been extremely difficult to concentrate on writing ever since our oldest daughter shared the fantastic news that she is engaged to be married! We are all beside ourselves and exuberant as we anticipate what [...]

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“One more for the road” Boz Scaggs’ Lido Shuffle into the wine industry

Date: Sat, Aug 21, 2010 Wine Tasting

Many “thank you’s” to all of your suggestions and comments! We’ve added more celebrities to our page and will continue to add more as we find more! Celebs sure know what to do when they want to enjoy life!  Below is a partial listing of celebrities who own commercial wineries, wine brands or vineyards. Boz Scaggs [...]

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Mulderbosch / 2006 Faithful Hound “Bordeaux Blend”

Date: Fri, Aug 20, 2010 Wine Tasting

2006 Faithful Hound Where it’s from: Mulderbosch is situated in the prime Koelenhof area of Stellenbosch, South Africa. 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Petit Verdot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot, 4% Malbec. From the winemaker: The grapes were handpicked and crushed into stainless steel fermenters where the must was cold soaked overnight and allowed to begin fermentation [...]

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Arkansas Wine

Date: Tue, Aug 17, 2010 Wine Tasting

Official State Portal Arkansas is the home of three AVA’s (American Viticultural Areas); all located in the northwestern portion of the state—the large OZARK MOUNTAIN AVA (which Arkansas shares with MISSOURI and OKLAHOMA) and the smaller AVAs of ALTUS and Arkansas Mountain, both subzones of the Ozark Mountain AVA. In the early 1900s, Arkansas enjoyed abundant [...]

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Nick at Night

Date: Mon, Aug 16, 2010 Wine Tasting

We have been trying to hit as many new clubs, tasting rooms and wine bars as possible, but after a long hot (95 degrees at our house) Saturday we just wanted to sit down in an air-conditioned comfortable spot for a bite to eat and a glass (or 6) of wine. Cork! A Wine Bar [...]

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Wine 101 – Wine Drinking Starter Kit

Date: Sat, Aug 14, 2010 Wine Tasting

Once you’ve realized that you have a passion for the wine lifestyle, it can be a bit confusing as to just where to begin! There is so much information out there and so many opinions! All of us at Big Fat Wine want to suggest a few essentials to start your journey into the wonderful [...]

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Grapes of the World: Agiorgitiko

Date: Sat, Aug 14, 2010 Wine Tasting

AGIORGITIKO (Ah-yohr-yee-tee-koh)          Greek name: Character: Agiorgitiko is considered one of the finest color Greek wine grape varieties. The berries are spherical and are small to medium size. The skin is dark blue color and the flesh soft, colorless and juicy. Used mainly for production of dry red wine OPAP and table, which has a deep [...]

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Wine Health 101: How to keep wine cool during a Seattle heatwave

Date: Thu, Aug 12, 2010 Wine Tasting

Summer in the Pacific Northwest has finally come! It feels like winter lasts for 8 long months around here. That isn’t an exaggeration considering that Seattle only averages 58 sunny days a year. As for the rest of Seattle’s days, we average 226 cloudy days and 81 partly cloudy days. Of all those days, we [...]

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Grapes of the World: Aglianico

Date: Mon, Aug 9, 2010 Wine Tasting

AGLIANICO (ahl-YAHN-eh-koe) Character: Deep ruby in color with black fruit and earth aromas. Powerful and full bodied structure   with firm tannins, high acidity and a long finish. Residence: Southern Italy, primarily in Campania and Basilicata. Transformation: Aglianico grapes are used to make Taurasi. When young, Taurasi wines are noted for their roughness and high tannins noticeable [...]

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August is Washington Wine Month

Date: Sun, Aug 8, 2010 Wine Tasting

Hurray,  It’s August.  Warm weather and discounts on wine… Heaven. It’s time to stock up. Throughout August Washington liquor stores, specialty shops and grocery stores are promoting Washington wines by offering some really nice discounts.  They are also offering some wines, this month only, that they don’t normally carry so the selection is really impressive. Bob Woehler, [...]

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Rock and Roll – Cheers

Date: Fri, Aug 6, 2010 Wine Tasting

The essence and structure of great rock music is built in layers much like the essence and structure of great wine.  When I think of wine it brings images of smoky bars, gatherings of friends and family, wonderful meals, romantic evenings… funny thing is that all of those things are made better by great rock [...]

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Arizona Wine

Date: Wed, Aug 4, 2010 Wine Tasting

Official State Portal Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous states admitted to the Union, achieving statehood on February 14, 1912  Arizona is noted for its desert climate, exceptionally hot summers, and mild winters, however it also features pine forests and mountain ranges in the northern high country, with cooler weather than in [...]

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Vino Bello Wine Bar

Date: Mon, Aug 2, 2010 Wine Tasting

The weekends have been so perfect here lately, that’s rare. When the sun shines, we look for the biggest wave, leap in and paddle to our hearts content metaphorically speaking. Scheduling as many activities as we can into two days isn’t difficult, actually following through is! Saturday, we ventured into Burien. Jona grew up was raised in that area [...]

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Gewürztraminer Meisterbürger

Date: Thu, Jul 29, 2010 Wine Tasting

A few weeks ago we attended the annual members concert @ Chateau Ste. Michelle. It is always wonderful and our daughters Fiona and Liesel attended which is always a blessing. One of the great wines of the evening was a Gewürztraminer. While we compared tastes, nobody could comfortably pronounce this wine, with the exception of Fiona. [...]

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