Wine Tasting

2008 Patit Creek Cellars Merlot

Originally posted on Layden Robinson:
This bold yet elegant Merlot offers balanced flavors of luscious plum, dark currant, vanilla extract, faint dusty earth and slight dill on the palate, concluding with a admirable light lime zest finish.  Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.

Hopes and Headaches for the new Wine Tasting Room

It was a crazy month last week 8-) The goal is to finalize the project budget for the new tasting room by the end of the month. The challenge is that my project is in Spokane, while I live three hours away in Walla Walla. The result: lonnnng days, sleepless nights, and answering email in my […]

Wine and Food and Humor Pairing – Creating a Riesling Course

Oh the fine art of wine and food pairing! I am still a newbie at developing my palate, but my friend Carol is spectacular at it. She and her daughter Brenna have been helping me create unique and exciting menus for our Winemaker Dinners at Patit Creek Cellars. Watching them is like watching an artist… […]

Designing the new Patit Creek Cellars tasting room in Spokane

Designing the new Patit Creek Cellars tasting room in Spokane

Creating the new Patit Creek Cellars tasting room in Spokane is a truly grand adventure. I have had the opportunity to re-invent my life, to be involved in an industry I am passionate about, and to develop a unique vision for entertaining a growing group of friends and family in the downtown Davenport District. Thank […]

Long Lost Sublime – A Wine Tasting Tale

Long Lost Sublime – A Wine Tasting Tale

Yesterday my beau asks me, “Are you going to work today or what?” I chuckled, “I don’t know… I kind of like this office. I’m getting a lot done here.” I’ve been working from home, trying to finish the permit application package for the new tasting room. It’s been tedious work that has required my […]

Discover a Fresh Side to your Wine

Discover a Fresh Side to your Wine

I don’t know why no one else is doing it… I love pairing wine with food! So when the opportunity came to design my own tasting room for Patit Creek Cellars, the kitchen was a must. Oh I dream of all of the marvelous dishes I can create and share with our customers. So much […]

Walla Faces, a lesson in art and community

Walla Faces, a lesson in art and community

There’s a club downtown called Walla Faces. It was an instant attraction to me. The fusion of eclectic art and beautiful wine was nearly intoxicating, not to mention the live jazz and weekly salsa nights. Everyone is accessible. The owners mingle. The musicians sit chatty around the table with you. I met the artist as […]