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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 […]

This Decadent Flourless Chocolate Cake Pairs Perfectly with Port and Port-Style Wines

From a 1995 recipe by Zacchoreli Frescobaldi-Grimaldi. Served with a Thurston Wolfe Touriga Nacional Port at Dan’s “Big, Bold Red Wines” wine class at Bellingham Technical College. Anyone who loves chocolate will love flourless chocolate cake. I’m sure that this type of formula has been around for ages, but the flourless chocolate cake enjoyed maximum […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Fall, 2018

For the Week of October 7, 2018: Structure Cellars 2016 “Foundation” Syrah – This beautifully crafted wine checks all the boxes for Washington Syrah: Spot-on flavor profile, full-bodied, and excellent for drinking with or without the proper food. Layered with nuances of chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee, and hazelnut, there’s also a touch of savory cherry […]

Whatcom County Wineries Look to Bounce Back

This article originally appeared in the October, 2018 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Any business has its ups and downs, and the Whatcom County wine industry is no different. It wouldn’t even be a stretch to say that the county has been in a bit of a downward cycle as of late, contracting from a […]

Wine Dinner Series at Bellingham’s 9Restaurant

Dan is pleased to announce this year’s fall/winter wine dinner series at North Bellingham Golf Course’s 9Restaurant. Dan will moderate each 5-course dinner, which will be prepared by Chef Nick Moss and, as always, accompanied by some stellar wines. The upcoming schedule is as follows: November 3, 2018 – California’s Rodney Strong Vineyards Featuring Rick […]

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