As I tour the wine industry, I have learned that to survive you have to have unparalleled patience and determination. As the insiders joke, the best way to make a small fortune in the wine business is to invest in a big one. However, there is one person in the Walla Walla Valley who strives…

Wine, food, and romance are naturally a perfect package so it makes sense that a winery would be an ideal setting for a wedding. In honor of Valentine’s Day, I spoke with one of Walla Walla’s premier wedding planners to ask about winery weddings. Carrie Brennan, of Without A Hitch Weddings & Events, said one…

  It seems like a quintessential pairing to me – red wine with chocolate – is actually more of a love it or hate it proposition. I love the combination of a big, jammy Syrah with a decadently structured truffle or chocolate souffle, but it turns out that there is science that says that wine…

Greetings fellow libation lovers! Please join us in welcoming Riley, the newest member of the Discover the Pacific Northwest team. In keeping with the PNW’s reputation for being fresh, fun and free thinking we decided to bring something new and funky to the tasting table. Every month Riley will share with us his love of…

As part of my quest to visit every winery in the state of Washington, I recently spent a long weekend wine tasting Langley, Washington. Located on the south end of Whidbey Island overlooking the Saratoga Passage, Langley is a small town (population a little over a thousand) that embraces an artisan spirit in its small…

As the operator of a winery tour company, I have the great job of getting to know every winery in Walla Walla. This means visiting not only the big players but also the smaller boutiques wineries that are not as well known to those outside of this region. This week I will be introducing you…

  It’s my great pleasure to be writing this monthly column for Discover the Pacific Northwest. I’m a lifelong resident of Washington State and just last month started a quest to visit every winery in my state. When I started out on the quest I had no idea that there were over 900 wineries in…

Meet Walla Walla Jim My name is Jim Wright, or as my tour guests have dubbed me, Walla Walla Jim. As the owner of Tesla Winery Tours in Walla Walla, Washington, I have local, personal knowledge and experience in all things deliciously liquid and temptingly tasty and I plan to share that with you here…