Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2013’

Three Amigos

Summer Picks from Helix – The Three Amigos

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Check out these warm-weather wines from Helix, our Columbia Valley wines sourced from top vineyards east of the Cascades. Helix wines = Value, Scores, Food-Friendly, Nice Acidity and a Great Finish. Helix and Reininger are family owned by the Reininger and Tucker families, 5th generation Washington/Oregon wheat farmers. Helix is named for a family-owned wheat farm near the tiny NE …

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Wine for Your Wedding

Wine for Your Wedding? Reininger’s Got the Answers.

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Well here we are, right in the thick of wedding season. May’s unpredictable, bring your umbrella and coat over your sundress weddings are over, and we are scooting right along into the beautiful early summer events. This post is really intended for those who are planning a wedding this summer and need some tips on wine selection for the big …

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vintage peanut butter

A Veritable Vintage Variation Quandry (or) Why Does Vintage Matter?

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Imagine you were strolling along through your local grocery store looking for some peanut butter for your favorite peanut butter toast when – my goodness! – you are assaulted with an aisle positively FILLED TO THE BRIM with different peanut butter options from different regions, organic, non-organic, and, worst of all, with a vintage on them. Ok, so some of these options …

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pork sliders and wine

Memorial Day deliciousness! Memorial Day deliciousness! Malbec, Rosé, slow-roasted pig…oh my!

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Memorial Day…the time to pull out the barbeque, bocce ball set, and set up camp in the backyard with your friends. That is, of course, if you aren’t at Sasquatch, backpacking, or taking the long weekend to hit up a Club Med. Nothing goes better with hanging out with friends than massive amounts of pig, a few soft buns, and …

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old time skiier

The Reininger Guide to Storing (Open) Red Wine

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Over the weekend, my sweetie and I opened a bottle of the wonderful ’03 Reininger Cab Sauv from Ash Hollow. My favorite! It was one of the few bottles I have left from my first year at Reininger working in the tasting room right after college graduation, and I had been saving it for a special occasion. Such an occasion …

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Mozzarella Pizza with wine

Helix Sangiovese + Ramp and Mozzarella Pizza

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  We LLUUUUUURRRVVEEEE flatbreads at Reininger. If you haven’t stopped by and had one of our gorgeous tasting room girls make you one, we have revamped our recipe with help from Saffron’s Chris Ainsworth and they are delicious. Really delicious. In light of our flatbread obsession, I thought I might share a great recipe for the season. It’s the perfect …

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Biking in Walla Walla

All roads lead to Reininger…or, at least, wine.

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This week is SO MUCH BETTER than last. I can’t even believe how hot is was last week. It honestly made me believe that I had forgotten what a “real” spring in Walla Walla is like, and that the looming summer is going to just be miserable. Turns out (as per the usual) that I was wrong, and THIS WEEK …

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beer and wine

Reininger for Beer Drinkers : A Guide

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I have so many friends who prefer beer to wine. Heck, some days I prefer beer to wine as well, especially now that the weather is suddenly twenty degrees warmer and all I want to do is be outside, roaming around on my bike. Perhaps a little known fact about Chuck is that his original plan was to open a …

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Spring Release May 3,4,5

Oh the anticipation…Spring Relase 2013!

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Whew! It’s been kind of an impressively bustling week at the winery and as a Walla Wallan! Though I can’t say we know for sure what this weekend will bring as far as political fireworks, I can assure you that the weather is going to be incredible (for the first time!) and the wine will be flowing in abundance. As …

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Walla Walla historic home

Tipsy from tasting? Reininger suggests a walk through Walla Walla’s historic neighborhoods

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Walla Walla, in terms of the west, is a pretty old town. When Marcus and Narcissa Whitman arrived in 1836, Washington and Oregon were still future states, the Oregon trail was still an actual trail (not a computer game), and Fort Nez Perce had been established as a trading post for nearly twenty years. In the mid 1800′s, Walla Walla was even …

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