This weekend I was fortunate enough to go with a great group of women to Walla Walla and do a little wine and food tasting in order to celebrate a friend's birthday. We had a great time, stayed in a cute little house and put about ten wineries under our belts. We developed a new term "the hang on" to describe a daytime hangover. This is fairly easy to get after doing some heavy duty tasting. The carved doors above are at Basel Winery a truly spectacular place. One could rent the entire house (eight bedrooms and a full sized pool). Beautiful view of the rolling, barren hills that characterize this barren climate (a great climate for grape growing) in Eastern Washington. These are the wineries that we visited: Basel Cellars, Gifford Hirlinger, Dusted Valley, Tertulia, Trust, Rulo, Three Rivers, Pepper Bridge, Fidelitas, and L'Ecole.