Say It With Us: “Coon-wah” – Episode 95


We’ve tasted so much wine on Northwest Wine Night, it’s hard to believe we’re tasting something we’ve NEVER tasted before on this show.   If you enjoy a good red wine, we’re sure you’re going to love being introduced to Counoise.  Here are a few of the tasting notes when it comes to Counoise: It’s a deep purple-red, and has a rich, spicy character, with flavors of anise, strawberries, and blueberries. Its soft tannins and forward fruit rounds out the blend.  So grab a glass of wine (as long as you’re not at work) and enjoy a new vino with us!  The wine was delicious, and so were this episode’s Twitter hash tags:

 #Counoise   #SmokeOnTheWater   #wine  –— Use these as you Tweet about @NWWineNight

WINE FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE:  To make it easier for you to follow along and make a few notes, we’re going to tell you something the panelists NEVER know until they pick their favorites: The names of the wines, and which is number one, and which is number two…


1.————2012 Counoise – Enso Winery, Portland OR

2.———–2011 Counoise – Michael Florentino, Woodinville WA


Host Brian Calvert (Twitter @BrianCalvert), who is heard on KOMO Newsradio and seen on KOMO News, enlists his friends in Northwest media and wine-making circles to be on each panel.  At the table this week:

Marina Rockinger (Twitter @MarinaRockinger) heard on Star 101.5fm in Seattle

Denise Whitaker  (Twitter @DeniseOnKOMO) seen on KOMO Morning News

Seth Wayne  (Twitter @SethOnKOMO) Meteorologist on KOMO

Corwin Haeck  (Twitter @Corwin_Haeck) heard daily on KOMO Newsradio

FILMING LOCATION:   For this episode, we’re at the Icon Cellars tasting room in beautiful Woodinville Wine Country.   Icon is in the Hollywood District, and the tasting room is inside Sky River Meadery.  Special thanks to Jim for having us!

THANKS FOR WATCHING!  Be sure to share this episode with your other wine-drinking friends.  We release new episodes EVERY Thursday during the course of our season.  And keep in mind if you’d like to be introduced to the great liquor and beer being made in the Northwest, we have siblings for that!  Be sure to check out both Northwest Beer Night and Northwest Liquor Night.

The next new episode of Northwest Wine Night: The Internet Show will premiere right here on the website, Thursday, March 12th.

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