Welcome!

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 […]

The Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival

Saturday, August 5, 2017: 6:00 to 10:00 pm for VIPs, 7:00 to 10:00 pm for General Admission This year’s Bellingham Northwest Wine festival promises to be bigger and better than ever! More wineries, more food vendors, and more fantastic wines from the Pacific Northwest. In addition to the public tasting event at the Four Points […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Spring, 2017

For the week of May 14, 2017: Milbrandt Vineyards “The Estates” 2015 Chardonnay – The Ancient Lakes AVA in Central Washington is home to Evergreen Vineyards; normally known for its Riesling, but also great for the Chardonnay grapes used to make this incredible wine. Baked apple, toffee, butterscotch, and vanilla aromas and flavors fill the […]

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, the host of KGMI’s “Your Afternoon Show.” I’ll feature a recommendation of a select Washington wine each week and also give you my […]

Goose Ridge Provides Washington Wineophiles With Tasting Rooms Throughout the State

This article originally appeared in the May, 2017 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Since opening in 1999, Richland, Washington-based Goose Ridge Estate Vineyard and Winery has quietly and steadily become a major player in the state’s wine industry. 2,200 vineyard acres, four statewide tasting rooms, and four distinct labels – with a combined annual production […]

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