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Greetings Wine Lovers! Are you ready for some great wines from Washington and the Pacific Northwest? I’ve got plenty of recommendations to offer in a variety of styles, flavor profiles and price ranges that should make any wine enthusiast happy. In addition, my web site will give you the latest on wine-related events I’ll be […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Fall, 2019

For the week of October 20, 2019: Claar Cellars 2015 Cabernet-Merlot – Looking for a solid, well-priced Washington red at an affordable price? At about $15 a bottle, this selection from the Pasco-based winery should make everyone happy. Fresh blackberry aromatics and flavors, a touch of green herbs, and slightly chalky tannins come to the […]

Wine Judging Requires Swirling, Sniffing, and Tasting Your Way Through a Lot of Wine

This article originally appeared in the October, 2019 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Tell someone you’re taking part in a wine judging and you’re likely to hear how “lucky” you are. Drinking all of those wines has to be fun, right? Certainly there’s an element of enjoyment to the process;  and most judges would probably […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Summer, 2019

For the week ending September 15, 2019: Chehalem 2018 INOX Chardonnay – This week we head south into Oregon’s Willamette Valley for a Chardonnay that’s simply too good to ignore. Despite it’s stainless steel upbringing, this is a wine with considerable depth, character and flavor. The lemon/citrus core is surrounded with a lovely, creamy texture, […]

Is Washington the Most Underrated Wine Region in the World?

A recent article in Forbes magazine asked the question. For Washington wine enthusiasts, the answer is an emphatic YES! Click on the link below to go to the article…and enjoy! https://www.forbes.com/sites/ambergibson/2019/08/22/is-washington-the-most-underrated-wine-region-in-the-world/#85ad0f443a27

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