A Bit Spicy: Enjoying Syrah Wine

Syrah Sign By GrapevinesAre you looking to spice up your wine experience? Look no further than Syrah wine, a full-bodied red that is packed with strong flavors and will accentuate the taste of many of your favorite foods. Originating from the Rhone region in France, Syrah wine has been around for centuries and held in high regard in many parts of the world. To help you learn more about this bold wine, Columbia Distributing provides an in-depth profile. Continue reading…


Breaking Down Wine’s Many Health Benefits

Pouring Wine Into GlassWhile not only delicious and refreshing, wine can also help you live a long and healthy life. When consumed in moderation, wine can help fight cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis. The Columbia Distributing blog is here to outline some known wine health benefits to help you make the most of your favorite beverage. Continue reading…


On the Joys of Zinfandel

Zinfandel Grapes On Vine

If you’re searching for a food-friendly wine that both red and white lovers will enjoy, look no further than California’s famous Zinfandel. Originating in Croatia, the grape takes advantage of the state’s warm climate and accounts for 10 percent of the vines planted in all of California’s vineyards. For anyone who hasn’t tried Zinfandel wines yet, or who would like to know more, Columbia Distributing offers a closer look at this varietal. Continue reading…


A Summarized History of Wine Grapes

Bottle Of Wine Near Map of FranceIt’s hard to imagine a world without wine. But believe it or not, the wine industry was once nonexistent. How exactly did such humble beginnings turn into the booming wine industry we know today? It all begins with grapes. Here, Columbia Distributing takes a closer look at the history of wine grapes to make you further appreciate every sip. Continue reading…


Top 3 Wine Countries

Red Wine And Globe

Dozens of countries across the globe grow grapes and produce wine, but which can be called the best of the best? While you’ll find standout wines from every country, Columbia Distributing has identified the top three wine countries in the world. Chosen for their extensive history and notable varietals, these nations offer timeless wines and exciting new options to explore. Whether you’re new to wine or an experienced connoisseur, we’ll cover the essentials on grapes and wine from each of these countries. Continue reading…


A Beginner’s Guide to Wine and Meal Pairing

White Wine With Seafood DishWhen you’re hosting a dinner party or special event, there is already enough pressure to ensure everything runs smoothly. The last thing you want to worry about is whether the wines you chose will pair well with your intended menu. While the wrong wines can taint the flavors of your hard work in the kitchen, pairing your meals with the right wines can complement those flavors and create lasting memories. To help you choose the best wines for your best dishes, Columbia Distributing offers a simple introduction to the world of wine pairings. Continue reading…


Breaking Out the Tequila for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

You might’ve celebrated Cinco de Mayo, but how much do you know about this holiday? What many mistake as a celebration of Mexico’s independence actually commemorates the 1862 Battle of Puebla, when France was defeated. Now, every May 5 is regarded as much more than the anniversary of a battle, as millions celebrate Mexican-American culture with delicious food and, of course, tequila. At Columbia Distributing, Cinco de Mayo is our opportunity to highlight the history of tequila in association with the holiday.

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Sweet and Simple: White Wine

Pouring White Wine

With the days becoming longer, there’s no better time of year to enjoy a glass of white wine. But with so many options available on the market, it can be tough to know where to start. At Columbia Distributing, we have over 80 years of experience in sourcing the highest quality wines that the Pacific Northwest – and the world – has to offer. Below, you’ll find some useful information to help point you in the right direction.
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Something Bold: Red Wine

Pouring Red Wine

Featuring a wide variety of flavor profiles suitable for any palate, red wine is one of the most preferred alcoholic beverages in the world. With earthy undertones, bold flavors and fruity aromas, no single red wine is like another. If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to red wine, Columbia Distributing offers a quick introduction to all the best ways to enjoy it.
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Valley Wine Tour: Our Selections from Columbia and Napa Valley

Wine Samples

Hitting some wineries on the West Coast? Look no further than Washington’s Columbia Valley or Napa Valley in California. Known for producing some of the finest varietals in the country, these two regions offer an experience that is always worth the trip. If you’re not sure what to try on your next visit, the Columbia Distributing team offers a few suggestions you won’t want to miss.
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