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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, 2017

For the week of November 12, 2017: Newsprint Wines 2015 Red Blend – This overachieving second label from Woodinville’s Guardian Cellars is a winner. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Syrah combine to bring you a red wine packed with dense black cherry and berry flavors and chewy tannins that suggest aeration (and a practically mandatory […]

Domestic, International Wines Make Easy Pairing Choices for Thanksgiving Dinner

The cool thing about the traditional Thanksgiving dinner is that it’s so easy to pair with a number of different wines. Red, white, Rose…you’re virtually guaranteed to find something someone likes with their turkey, stuffing and potatoes and gravy. Here are a few choices for you to consider: Les Dauphins Cotes du Rhone Reserve Blanc […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hellam’s Vineyard Offers a Great Selection of Wines from France, Italy, and Boutique Washington Wineries

This article originally appeared in the November, 2017 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Picture an “average” wine shop owner and you might envision a bespectacled, somewhat snobby old man who essentially turned his personal bottle collecting hobby into a 9-to-5 entrepreneurship. Jeff Hellam of Hellam’s Vineyard, a wine shop and wine bar in LaConner, couldn’t […]

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