Welcome!

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, 2017

For the week of October 8, 2017: Siren Song Wines 2016 “Spanish Dancer” Albarino – Many Chelan wineries are going upscale and selling the “experience” of the area’s natural beauty and tasting room amenities to complement their quality wines. Siren Song is one of those wineries, and Holly and Kevin Brown have done an amazing […]

Dan is on the Air!

Be sure to follow my radio spot, “Washington Wine of the Week” every Thursday at approximately 4:20 pm on KGMI 790AM in Bellingham. (The previous week’s spot runs one hour prior at about 3:20 pm in case you’ve missed it.) During that time, I’ll be chatting with Tracy Ellis and Katie Gray, the hosts of […]

Wine Dinner Series at Bellingham’s 9Restaurant

Join Dan as he moderates a 3-part wine dinner series at North Bellingham Golf Course’s 9Restaurant. Each dinner will feature five wines, perfectly paired with a five course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Nick Moss. October 27, 2017 6:30 pm – Italian-Themed Wine Dinner December 2, 2017 6:00 pm – Walla Walla AVA Dinner (Including […]

Catch the Crush in Yakima Valley

Barbara Glover from Wine Yakima Valley reports: As harvest begins in the Yakima Valley, so does the anticipation of the most spectacular time of year wine country. Experience harvest with the experts during the Annual Catch the Crush Weekend, October 14 and 15, 2017. Nearly 40 wineries invite guests to tour vineyards, enjoy harvest and […]

Structure Cellars is Part of Seattle’s Hip, Expanding Sodo District Wine Scene

This article originally appeared in the October, 2017 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Owning and operating your own winery might seem like a pretty cool occupation, but behind-the-scenes challenges requiring time, money, and sweat equity can make getting there a daunting task. The husband-and-wife team of Brian Grasso and Brandee Slosar know that firsthand. They’ve […]

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