While I Was Away...

While I was in Portugal last week, two stories of mine ran, and I wanted to link them up here. The first, in John Mariani's Virtual Gourmet, is a piece on Washington State Merlot, based on my time at the Northstar Merlot Camp I attended this past July in the Walla Walla Valley. The second is on the new-to-the-states Decibel wines--particularly their standout New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Malbec--in The Good Life Report. Take a look, pop a cork, and drink up.