Washington State Wines with Glen Yaffa and Mike Coveney
This show was published 10 July 2009
Glen Yaffa is from Chateau Ste. Michelle in Columbia Valley in East Washington and Mike Coveney from Hilltop wines represents Washington wineries in the UK. The region has a continental climate with low rainfall and free-draining sandy soils. It is on the same latitudes as Bordeaux and Burgundy and has a long growing season with a later harvest than California. From an export point of view the focus is on Merlot, Riesling and Syrah. Other grapes that grow well are Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.
Washington State has 15,000 hectares (smaller than Napa Valley) but as a US wine growing state is second to California.
The UK Wine Show is sponsored by ThirtyFifty. Our team of wine tasters are busy entertaining and educating UK consumers to help them get the most out of wine.
The music used for the UK Wine Show is Griffes de Jingle 1 by Marcel de la Jartèle and Silence by Etoile Noire.