Pacific Northwest – a summer miscellany

The Ridgecrest estate vineyard at Ribbon Ridge Winery

Top bottles from Ribbon Ridge Winery, J Christopher, Trothe and more in this round-up of wines that have been waiting patiently for Sam's return from the MW exams. Above, Ribbon Ridge's Ridgecrest Estate vineyard, taken by owner Harry Peterson-Nedry.

If you have noticed a slightly reduced amount of Pacific Northwest coverage in the last month, it is because I’ve been on hiatus. A bit over a month ago, the Institute of Masters of Wine held the S1A and S2 exams. Having successfully completed the S1A, this year I sat the S2. Four days of examinations: the first three consisting...