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, 2018

For the week of August 12, 2018: Hedges Family Estate 2016 Syrah – This exceptional Syrah took Best in Show honors at the 2018 Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival…and with good reason. The complexities and layers of the wine are truly remarkable; rich, juicy blackberry and blueberry fruit, smoked meats and black olive on the finish, […]

In the Wine Versus Beer Debate, Wine Has the Summertime Edge

This article originally appeared, in part, in the August, 2018 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine How about this for a review of a refreshing, summertime beverage? “The color is gold and gives off a medium lemon aroma. Mild tartness keeps (it) interesting…with a clean finish. Floral flavors with earthy undertones are present from front to […]

3rd Annual Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival

Saturday, August 4, 2018 It’s back…and better than ever! The 3rd Annual Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival returns to the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel Grand Ballroom in Bellingham. Over 175 wines from a minimum of 50 Pacific Northwest wineries will be featured, along with the presentation of medals and a Best in Show trophy award […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Spring, 2018

For the week of June 10, 2018: The Walls Vineyards 2016 ‘McAndrew’ Chardonnay – Mike Martin and winemaker Ali Mayfield are turning out some pretty amazing wines at this relatively new Walla Walla winery. One could say this is a ‘middle-of-the-road’ Chardonnay in that it’s neither too acidic nor too oaky, but ‘perfectly balanced’ is […]

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