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Walla Walla, Washington: 14 Best Things To Do

Most people think of the city of Walla Walla, Washington, as an agricultural area primarily known for Walla Walla Sweet Onions and, of late, its budding wine industry. There is a cultural and historical side to this small countrified town that should be explored.  Walla Walla is also home to some of Washington States’ best … Read more

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Wine And Dogs: What Dog Represents L’Ecole Frenchtown

We often say people look like their dogs. Have you ever wondered what dog would represent a particular wine? I will begin my quest to pinpoint the match between wine and dogs. I am starting with L’Ecole No 41 Frenchtown. The wine consists of Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec Petit Verdot and Grenache. It is … Read more

Summer White Wine - L'Ecole No 41 Luminesce

The Best Summer White Wine

During the heat of summer, our wine of choice leans toward white wines. The refreshing, crisp, and bright nuances of the various white varieties lend themselves to being at the top of one’s list of go-to summer white wine. Summer White Wine Here is a list of my summer white wine suggestions to enjoy during … Read more

L'Ecole No 41 Chenin Blanc Wine

The Virtues of L’Ecole No 41 Chenin Blanc Wine

The Chenin Blanc wine grape, also known as Pineau de la Loire, originated in the Loire Valley of France. This white grape is high in acidity. The grape is used in sparkling wine such as Crémant de Loire. Besides the Loire Valley, Chenin Blanc wine is a popular variety widely planted in South Africa’s Western … Read more

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Washington Wine Month: Celebrating L’Ecole No 41

As we honor Washington’s wines during Washington Wine Month, it is important to recognize the pioneers who made Washington a viable place for cultivating grapes and producing wine. It is also a celebration of our 2nd largest wine-producing state in the United States. This year Washington Wine Month has more meaning because it is a … Read more

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L’Ecole No 41: Pioneering Walla Walla Wine

A pioneering family helped establish the Washington Wine industry and Walla Walla as a prime wine region.  Foresight is the foundation of this family’s legacy. Not only are the Ferguson’s a fixture in the wine business, but their ancestors established the Baker Boyer Bank in 1869 in Walla Walla, making it the oldest bank in … Read more

Mercer Estates, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington

Mercer Wine Estate: A winery steeped in family traditions

Family traditions are what Mercer Wine Estate located in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA of Washington State is all about. This being my second year sampling Mercer wine, I am very impressed especially with the consistency of the wines between vintages. The Mercer family were one of the first families to establish roots in the … Read more

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