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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 Spring, 2018

For the week of April 15, 2018: Bartholomew Winery 2014 Reciprocity – Winemaker Bart Fawbush (pictured at right) says that Carmenere is his favorite grape, and he teams it up in a 50/50 blend with Cabernet Sauvignon and comes up with a winner. The Carmenere shines with white pepper flavors and aromatics while the Cab […]

Vinostrology Shines as Downtown Bellingham Wine Bar and Lounge

This article originally appeared in the April, 2018 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Bellingham native Katie Bechkowiak had plenty of prior experience in the restaurant and wine industries when she began toying with the idea of opening up her own wine bar. Then, while wrapping up a visit to the city’s Bloedel Donovan Park, she […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Winter, 2018

For the week of March 11, 2018: Gravel Bar Winery 2015 Dry Riesling – Winemaker Joshua Maloney does a nice job with this oftentimes sweet varietal by limiting the sugar and focusing on the fruit and acidity qualities of the grape. Apple, citrus, mineral notes and a crisp, clean finish highlight a wine with excellent […]

Vineyard Location, Elevation Aspect All Work Together to Protect Vines During Cold Weather

Photo and story from Wine Yakima Valley: Owning a vineyard is like owning any other real estate: Location is everything. Well, maybe not EVERYthing. In viticulture, it’s not only where the vineyard is located; it’s also about how it is positioned. Elevation, slope and aspect (direction of slope south, southwest, etc.), play a critical role […]

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