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Celebrities Enjoying The Big Fat Wine Lifestyle

Date: Sun, Jul 25, 2010 Wine Tasting

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. (If you are a celebrity who owns a winery, wine brand or vineyard or you know of one that we missed, let us know and we will add you/them to [...]

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Alaska Wines and Cyclical Global Warming

Date: Thu, Jul 22, 2010 Wine Tasting

Official State Portal Alaska is the largest state in the United States in terms of land area – if a map of Alaska were superimposed upon a map of the USA, Alaska would overlap Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico and Colorado. The climate varies widely throughout the State and temperatures can range from 22ºC (72°F) in [...]

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Natalie MacMaster at Chateau Ste. Michelle 2010

Date: Wed, Jul 21, 2010 Wine Tasting

The members concerts at Chateau Ste. Michelle are one of the highlights of our year.  Because we have duel memberships we get 4 tickets every year and usually attend both events.  This year they set the members events to fall over one weekend.  Woodinville is only about an hour away from home but since we [...]

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Hospitals Don’t Have Wine Lists

Date: Mon, Jul 19, 2010 Wine Tasting

Friday morning at 3:00 AM Joel wakes me to tell me that he is in pain and going to drive himself to the hospital.  I was sound asleep so my first reaction was, “okay honey, call me when you know what’s up.”  Thirty seconds later, when I came to my senses, I said, “oh, hell [...]

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Sweet Home, Wine Alabama

Date: Thu, Jul 15, 2010 Wine Tasting

Official Portal of the state of Alabama Alabama, “The Heart of Dixie” is known to the rest of us for its peanut industry, sorghum syrup and the NASCAR Super Speedway in Talladega. As difficult as it may be to believe, there are wineries in every one of the 50 states. Although only a handful, Alabama has [...]

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Wine Glasses Make It or Break It

Date: Tue, Jul 13, 2010 Wine Tasting

There are almost as many types of wine glasses as there are wines.  And, yes, the wine glass you use can make difference in the enjoyment of the wine you are drinking.  I wouldn’t go so far as to say that you need a different glass for each type of wine but a cabinet with [...]

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Washington and Wine

Date: Sun, Jul 11, 2010 Wine Tasting

Being Washington natives, we often had the same curiosity the rest of you may have….”It rains every day in Seattle, how could they grow any grapes at all?”  But the state is separated into two major regions by the Cascade Mountains. The west which includes the wet and rainy climate we are  not so happily known [...]

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Rules? We don’t need no stinking rules!

Date: Fri, Jul 9, 2010 Wine Tasting

From day one, starting Big Fat Wine, we decided to take a “no rules” approach to the entire wine lifestyle. That doesn’t mean there aren’t certain rituals that go with the experience but if you get too carried away with proper etiquette you miss out on some of the romance. Following the basic rules about [...]

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Summer Finally Arrived

Date: Fri, Jul 9, 2010 Wine Tasting

The sun came out yesterday and it stayed.  Looks like we are going to have a streak of “summer” weather here in western Washington.    Two warm days  and the news is going crazy, “heat streak” they’re calling it… Geez.  It’s supposed to drizzle on Monday.  How can a “heat streak” only last five days [...]

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The Big Fat Wine Experience

Date: Wed, Jul 7, 2010 Wine Tasting

We all have our own personal cultural experiences that are constantly changing with everything we do throughout our lives. Whether you travel, immerse yourself in different cultures, learn a new language or venture out in your own hometown, these life-grown additions season our intellect and provide a new taste on life. As you evolve in your [...]

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Words of Wisdom

Date: Wed, Jul 7, 2010 Wine Tasting

Some of you have been following us on Twitter and have noticed that we have been posting quotes and words of wisdom throughout the day.  I have been researching wine quotes and have found some really inspiring thoughts.  I think we, as enthusiasts, tend to look for the gusto in life and many of us [...]

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2007 C.S.M. Red / Wahluke Slope

Date: Tue, Jul 6, 2010 Wine Tasting

Yet another cool evening here in the Pacific Northwest. I almost reached for the thermostat to turn the heat up. I think a wine review is a better choice… 2007 ”CSM” Red  I have to come right out and give this a ”VOLUPTUOUS” Score from Big Fat Wine. An outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character. Terrific! From the label (yes [...]

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Happy 4th to All and to All a Good Wine.

Date: Sun, Jul 4, 2010 Wine Tasting

“When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the [...]

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The Grape Adventure in Kent

Date: Sat, Jul 3, 2010 Wine Tasting

I had seen a commercial for The Grape Adventure wine bar and bottle shop a couple of months ago and have been meaning to stop by and check it out for awhile.  When Joel and I pulled into the parking lot of the cluster mall, we thought we might be in the wrong place.  It [...]

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