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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 November 17, 2019: Pepper Bridge Winery 2015 Merlot – This incredible wine greets you with lovely red fruit aromas and flavors of plum and cherry, while small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Malbec add notes of licorice, cracked pepper, and brambly berry to the finish. It’s assertive but rounded with plush, […]

Wine Dinner Series Announced for 2019/2020

Dan is pleased to announced that he’ll be moderating a series of three wine dinners at North Bellingham Golf Course’s 9Restaurant during the fall and winter months. This season’s dinners include: October 19, 2019 – Bodega Garzon, featuring Mele Sosa, Brand Ambassador December 7, 2019 – Townshend Cellars, featuring Brendon Townshend January 25, 2020 – […]

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, […]

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