Roger Downey

Box Score

Now that "box wine" is beginning to shed its low-rent image, consumers are faced with a problem: The price is certainly right on these three-,… Continue reading

Brand ‘A’

When we think of European wine, we tend to think of it against a background of ivy-draped chⴥaus, dim cellars carved from rock draped in… Continue reading

Branded

Branded

Covering the world of wine from Bagley Avenue North.

Branded
Branding the Bottle

Branding the Bottle

It was bound to happen, but it still felt icky, reading that it had: In mid-December, the New York Times "Media Talk" column reported that… Continue reading

Branding the Bottle

Breaking the code at the Times

Seattle's newspapers like to present their town as a great big grown-up city, but sometimes they treat their readers as if everybody in town meets… Continue reading

Food with your fries.

Brew Food

Some Seattle taverns and brewpubs are moving in on fine dining.

Food with your fries.

Bright Whites

It's a wine world clich麠As soon as the days start growing shorter, you begin hearing that it's time to break out those big, lusty reds… Continue reading

Feel anything? Catherine Chalmers' Transgenic Mice: Obese (2000).

Bring back Bill Nye

The Henry fails to illuminate science.

Feel anything? Catherine Chalmers' Transgenic Mice: Obese (2000).

Brittle bones

After three years, Kennewick Man remains a mystery.

Bugged in Ballard

Bugged in Ballard

State bureaucrats bungle the spraying for gypsy moths by downplaying the scientific evidence in their favor.

Bugged in Ballard
Meat master Bourdain meets the Market pig.

But Can He Cook?

It's starting to look that way, to judge by Anthony Bourdain's new book.

Meat master Bourdain meets the Market pig.

But Is It Wine?

The latest beverage issued by Seattle's ever-prolific Precept Brands is titled "Huck." The label, displaying a bear in silhouette apparently trying to sink a long… Continue reading

Buying Blind

Psst! Hey, bud! C'mere! Listen up: Have I got a deal for you! All you got to do is give me your address and credit… Continue reading

Bye Bye, Birdie

When Bill Powers planted his first rows of grapevines back in '78, Badger Mountain was just another lonely ridge of Columbia River basalt. Badger Mountain's… Continue reading

The WWC's Burns looks to the future.

Bye-Bye Burns

The Wine Commission's low-key director leaves an industry in good shape.

The WWC's Burns looks to the future.

Calm at the Center of the Universe

The Adobe/Quadrant invasion hasn't altered Fremont—yet.

Is George Clooney too tall to play the heroic Bogdanos?

Can Do! And Did.

Action-hero Marine plays archaeological detective in Iraq.

Is George Clooney too tall to play the heroic Bogdanos?
Casa-Style Cooking

Casa-Style Cooking

Madrid 522 brings tourist Spain to Belltown.

Casa-Style Cooking
Chef de cuisine Hervé Mahe primps a plate at Cascadia.

Cascadia Reconsidered

Kerry Sear's restaurant needs to bring its execution back in tune with its ideals.

Chef de cuisine Hervé Mahe primps a plate at Cascadia.

Castle in the Sky

Walt Disney Home Ent., $29.95