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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 weeks of November 11 and 18, 2018: Wines for Thanksgiving – The key to successful food/wine pairings for your Thanksgiving meal is to provide your guests with plenty of variety. Yes, you can do the textbook Gewurztraminer-with-turkey option, but why not spice things up a little this year with some “non-traditional” wines? Here […]

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 […]

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 […]

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