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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, 2021

For the week of May 9, 2021: Skagit Cellars 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon – Winemaker Mark Hulst has really hit his stride with this amazing Cab, sourced from Burgess Vineyard in Pasco, Washington. Stunning black cherry aromatics lead off, with more cherry and lush, Marionberry flavors on the palate. The mile-long finish is silky, yet slightly […]

Washington Wine Reports Smaller Harvest, Good Quality in 2020

As reported by the Washington State Wine Commission: Washington’s wine grape crop may have been smaller in 2020, but according to farmers and winemakers—quality is high. The Washington State Wine Commission’s annual Grape Production Report, compiled with information provided by all Washington State wineries, showed 178,500 tons of wine grapes were harvested in 2020, an […]

In Memoriam: Gregg McConnell

It is with great sadness that I write about the recent passing of Gregg McConnell: work colleague, friend, and mentor. Gregg had a long and illustrious career in journalism, most recently as President and Publisher of the Tri-City Herald and Editor of Wine Press Northwest Magazine. I met Gregg in Hood River, Oregon in 2014, […]

At Wit Cellars, “We’re in it Together” Carries a Special Meaning

This article originally appeared, in part, in the April/May, 2021 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine When Flint Nelson, Carolina ‘Cat’ Warwick, and Gina Adams-Royer first met in 2015 to develop a plan for a new winery, they agreed that the winery name had to be simple and memorable. The three business partners decided on Wit […]

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