Author Archives: Cabfranca

About Cabfranca

Adventures of a wine appreciator and her tasting notes via sometimes the semi-fictional persona, Cabfranca. The wines are true, the stories are mostly true, through a well lived sense of wine travel and the beauty that can be found along that trail.

Why King Joffrey, whatevah is the matter? Was it something you drank, perchance? If you are fan of the books or the show, a portion of that admiration for me, is due to the excesses of it. The pageantry, the … Continue reading

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Mr. X’s – Open That Bottle Night

I consider myself an unpretentious wine appreciator, but I find that as my palate is becoming more honed, I am hampered by the budget of a single working lady. With few exceptions I buy within my own wallet limitations. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Taste Washington – The largest national single-region Wine Event was awesome!

April 29th was a typical Seattle Spring Saturday that started out with windy conditions and rain. That was quickly forgotten once you entered the halls of  the Century Link Event Center. The air is fragrant with wisps of sweet and savory … Continue reading

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The Best Sunset of My Life

  Sipping coffee watching the Travel Channel this morning, I realized that I have not achieved something that should be on everyone’s bucket list – the best sunset of my life. I have seen some pretty ones, even some beautiful … Continue reading

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Rainy day wine tasting is pretty sweet

To say that winters in the Pacific Northwest can be long, dark, drizzle fests is to say the least about the tedious gray on gray. Gray trees, gray skies, streets that shine and erase the traffic lines, so duh-ulll! Last … Continue reading

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Don’t ask me why I was in Mukilteo one fine drizzly Monday afternoon; it’s a tucked- away town sitting between the I-5 Freeway and the Puget Sound, about 15 miles north of Seattle. Boeing dominates the main drive that takes … Continue reading

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If the Seahawks were an Old World Wine…

It’s Sunday , 4:30pm. The Superbowl is in high gear and the cocktail lounge echoes with cheers from yet another Seahawk touchdown. Christopher tosses himself onto the velvet covered booth, deftly placing his winter beer on the table before the … Continue reading

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