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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, 2018

For the Week of December 9, 2018: Hedges Family Estate 2016 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon – This spectacular Cab from winemaker Sarah Hedges clears the 75-percent threshold by one point to earn a single varietal label. But it’s the 24-percent of supporting characters (Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Malbec) that steal the show by adding […]

At Home on Whidbey Island: Wine Bars and Tasting Rooms

This article originally appeared, in part, in the December, 2018 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Whidbey Island wine enthusiasts have reason to be happy. In addition to seven wineries clustered around the southern half of the island, the north end of Whidbey lays claim to two outstanding venues that are perfect for wine tasting: The […]

Selections from Rodney Strong Vineyards Make Great Wines for the Holidays

Sonoma Valley’s Rodney Strong Vineyards has a long tradition of producing solid wines at affordable prices. Here’s a sample trio of choices that should work well at a traditional Thanksgiving dinner or anytime during the Christmas/Hanukkah holiday season: 2017 Rose of Pinot Rose – Mouth-watering red berry and green melon flavors, a hint of sweet […]

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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