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Taste of Washington Wine Month

imagesIt’s Washington Wine Month–look for the wine lady, here, there and everywhere bringing the vineyard to you.  Cheers ~

Taste Washington Wine Month in March is an annual celebration of Washington State’s award winning industry. Check out the promotions happening at participating restaurants, wine shops, winery tasting rooms, and hotels below. Or, click on the Calendar to see what’s happening today or any day in March.

Gru Ve- wine pick

What's in your glass?
What’s in your glass?

Grüner Veltliner is a dry white wine typically out of Austria. With flavors of green pepper and lime, Grüner Veltliner is a nice, optional white wine- an alternative to Sauvignon Blanc.  For those of you who have shared in the occasional glass of wine with me you know my go to white wine is Sauv Blanc, but you’ll also find Gruner Veltliner as a pick when it’s available, Pinot Blanc, Albarino (my Spanish wine pick from last night) are all white wine favorites of mine.  Especially in the Spring when the sun starts to shine in the Northwest.  And we all start to Bloom~

Gruner has the nick name= Gru Ve The name translates to “Green Wine of Veltlin”. Veltlin was an area in the lower Alps during the 1600’s that is now part of Valtellina, Italy.

The wine in the glass offers great range of flavors that make Grüner Veltliner a great food pairing wine. Chefs love Grüner Veltliner for its hallmark high acidity.

Let’s toast to the Season to continuing to find and enjoy great wines.  Prost! ~

Juls, the Wine Lady

Spring into Farmer’s Markets, Yoga and Wine

farmers market

Farmers Markets

Spring Opening Dates

Look for locations where you can taste some local wines, and experience yoga in the park.  See you there~

Gig Harbor

Sat, April 5 – Dec 20 | 9am-3pm
Peninsula Gardens
5503 Wollochet Drive NW

Sat, May 3 – Oct 11 | 9am-2pm
Mike Wallace Park next to Ferry Landing
Port Orchard
Sat, Apr 5 – Oct 11 | 9am-3pm
on Port Orchard waterfront
Sat, Apr 5 – Dec 20 | 9am-2pm
Corner of 7th & Iverson
Tues, Apr 29 – Sept 23 | 10am-4pm
Old Town Silverdale between boat launch and Waterfront Park
Wed, Apr 16 – Oct 15 | 3-7pm
Suquamish Way across from the Suquamish Village Shell