Check out which Washington wine just landed at No. 2 on Wine Spectator’s prestigious Top 100 list for 2017 — Syrah Walla Walla Valley Powerline Estate 2014 ($45)
In anointing it the second best wine its panel sampled this year, the magazine called it “a knockout Syrah, precise and impeccably built but explosive with personality. Smoky roasted meat and floral blackberry aromas combine with bold, supple flavors of dark plum, pepper and licorice. The tannins are big but polished.”
A syrah from Walla Walla beat out some heavy hitters from Bordeaux and other prestigious wine regions. Three other Washington wines also made the Top 100 list [ . . . ] | More at: A Washington syrah was named second best wine in the world
Beaujolais Nouveau isn’t the fanciest wine at your favorite French restaurant or liquor store. It’s fermented, bottled and released within weeks of harvest, making it more bright and acidic than most reds. But because French law states that new Beaujolais Nouveaus can’t be sold until the third Thursday in November, uncorking the latest bottles has become an excuse for parties around the world, which frequently include free or unlimited wine. And who couldn’t use free wine right about now?
READ THE FULL STORY: Where to find free Beaujolais Nouveau on Thursday – The Washington Post