Welcome!

Greetings Wine Lovers and Happy New Year! 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 […]

Secret Crush/Red Wine & Chocolate in Yakima Valley

February 17 to 20, 2017 – Visit the Yakima Valley during President’s Day weekend and prepare to experience some of the best wines this Washington wine region has to offer. The weekend kicks off with “Secret Crush” on February, an event featuring 90+ rated vintages and award winning wines. It continues from February 18 to […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Winter, 2017

For the week of January 8, 2017: San Juan Vineyards 2015 Siegerrebe and Robert Ramsay Cellars 2013 Cinsault – For 2017, resolve to try some new and different wines…even the ones you can’t pronounce! Here are two great examples: The SJV Siegerrebe is filled with spicy aromatics and zingy key lime and citrus flavors; while […]

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. During that time, I’ll be chatting with Tracy Ellis and Peter Wagner, the hosts of KGMI’s “Your Afternoon Show.” I’ll feature a recommendation of a select Washington wine each week and also […]

On a Budget? These Under-$20 Choices Prove There’s Good Wines to be Had in This Price Range

This article originally appeared in the January, 2017 issue of Bellingham Alive magazine With the holidays a distant memory in the rearview mirror, it’s time to focus on a new year, new beginnings, and, unfortunately for many of us, a fresh new set of credit card bills from the past season. The reality of our […]

Vancouver International Wine Festival

February 11 to 19, 2017 – One of the biggest and best wine festivals in the world is returning to Vancouver, British Columbia for nine days of wine-related events. Wine luncheons, dinners, minglers, and seminars are on tap, along with three day’s worth of International Festival Tastings that will feature approximately 780 wines from 180 […]

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