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 Summer, 2019

For the week of July 14, 2019: Vartanyan Estate Winery 2015 Dessert Wine – This one-of-a-kind wine starts with Riesling grapes that have been fortified and allowed to age in oak barrels for three years. The result is some pretty amazing stuff: it’s sherry-like, with a big 20% alcohol level that’s nicely balanced by the […]

Canvasback Unveils New Walla Walla Tasting Room

Canvasback announces the opening of its new tasting room at 1825 J B George Road in Walla Walla, Washington. The Southside tasting room, which was formerly the home of Solemn Cellars and Doubleback Winery, will be dedicated exclusively to the winery’s portfolio of Washington State wines, including the Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, and Canvasback’s pinnacle […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Spring, 2019

For the week of June 16, 2019: Tertulia Cellars 2016 Riviere Galets Vineyard Syrah – Sourced from the winery’s estate vineyard in Milton-Freewater, Oregon (which is included in the Walla Walla AVA), this Syrah may be one of the best you’ve ever tasted from Washington State. Explosive flavors of raspberry preserves, black plum, and cassis, […]

Polarizing Yet Popular, Pinot Noir is Undeniably at its Best as a Food-Pairing Wine

This article originally appeared, in part, in the June, 2019 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Like it or not, Pinot Noir, especially when served with food, is irrefutably one of the best red wines to have on the menu. But Pinot’s practically mandatory link to food is often viewed as both its own best friend […]

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