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 Summer, 2020

For the week of July 5, 2020: Callan Cellars 2017 Meritage – This blend of 40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Malbec is a ‘wow’ wine on every level. It’s layered, complex, and a sensual feast with eucalyptus and anise aromatics and flavors of black licorice, candied cherry, and blackberry pie. The finish suggests […]

Hosting a Wine Tasting Party is a Perfect Small-Group Activity

This article originally appeared, in part, in the July/August, 2020 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Looking for a little social activity that’s low-cost, informative, and fun? Consider hosting a wine tasting party for a small group of friends; it’s a great way to stimulate conversation and lift your spirits while getting a fresh perspective on […]

Segura Viudas: Top-Quality Cavas From an Area Rich in Tradition

Located in Spains’ Penedes region, Segura Viudas was founded in an area with winemaking roots that have been traced back over 800 years. The winery itself was established in 1959, and those familiar with the Segura Viudas label have come to appreciate the winery’s reputation for producing consistently good sparkling wines at very affordable prices. […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Spring, 2020

For the week of June 14, 2020: Succession Wines 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon – Lawrence Vineyards is the starting point for this stunning Cab, and if you haven’t tried anything from this overachieving, underappreciated wine region you’re truly missing out on some stellar fruit. The vineyards are located, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere in […]

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