Read #WINEDERLUST, Erlinda’s wine column in The Columbia Star. No jargon. No snobbery. Just practical, approachable wine education.  Learn about wine basics, varietals, regions, and our local burgeoning wine culture.

Find her most recent #WINEDERLUST column in The Columbia Star.

September 6, 2018

It’s doubtful you’ve encountered a wine list or visited a wine shop that didn’t have Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon prominently displayed.  Among the most popular white...

August 23, 2018

Selecting wine can make us a nervous bunch.  Throw food into the equation and we become even more insecure! Truth is, there are no hard and fast rules for food and wine p...

July 26, 2018

These days we can truly taste the rainbow when enjoying wine.  Our fermented and fabulous beverage can be found in a range of colors from white to red and everything in b...

July 12, 2018

As a wine educator one of my goals is to help fellow wine drinkers better understand their own palates so they can make more informed purchases. We use a lot of words to...

September 7, 2017

Yes, Peru has Machu Picchu--mystical Incan ruins once "hidden" in the Andes and designated one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Yes, Peru has the Nazca Lines--pre-I...

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