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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 Winter, 2017

For the week of February 19, 2017: Portteus Vineyard & Winery 2014 Rouge 66 – Paul Portteus is one of Washington’s pioneer winemakers, having established his Zillah winery in the ancient year (by State standards) of 1981. Red wines are something he’s always done well, and this five-varietal, Bordeaux blend is no exception. Beautiful dark […]

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 […]

Vancouver Wine Festival Offers Wine Drinkers Diverse Choices

This year’s Vancouver International Wine Festival focused on wineries from British Columbia and Canada and highlighted a wide-ranging array of choices from this relatively new wine-producing country. Both Western and Eastern British Columbia do a number of wines particularly well, with white varietals the clear-cut leader in terms of quality and variety. I attended both […]

Taste Washington 2017!

The 20th anniversary of Taste Washington promises to be even bigger and better than ever! Nearly 300 wineries and over 70 area restaurants will be on hand during this four-day celebration of some of the best food and wine the State of Washington has to offer. Events scheduled in the Seattle area include: Thursday, March […]

Treveri Cellars Fast Becoming a Washington Sparkling Wine Institution

This article originally appeared in the February, 2017 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Like a fine bottle of sparkling wine, Treveri Cellars, located just east of Yakima, has burst onto the Washington wine scene with style, character, and an understated air of elegance that have made it a Champagne-inspired favorite of many area wine enthusiasts […]

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