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, 2020

For the week of November 29, 2020: Lagana Cellars 2015 Roussanne – Roussanne is one of a handful of white wines that benefit from additional time in the bottle, and this 5-year-old selection from the Walla Walla winery is a great example. It’s buttery and viscous with a nutty/almond-like core and underlying flavors of white […]

Red Wines With Turkey Dinner? Absolutely!

By now, most people know that “white wine with white meat and red wine with red meat” is an oversimplified adage that doesn’t hold up for all food and wine pairings. On the food side, the cooking method, the level of seasonings and spices, and even the sauces you use should all play a part […]

In a Year Many of Us Would Like to Forget, Washington Wines Were Truly Memorable

This article originally appeared in the November/December, 2020 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Trying to come up with some of the best Washington wines in 2020 is a daunting task. With over 1,000 wineries and counting, the state’s winemakers are increasingly creating a “nice problem” for wine enthusiasts by providing them with quality wines to […]

Serving Wine With Dessert? Keep it Sweet and Simple

This article originally appeared, in part, in the October, 2020 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Think about the foods that might fall into the dessert category – cakes, pies, mousses, truffles, custards, tarts, to name a few  –  and you begin to realize there’s potentially a lot of territory to be covered when looking for […]

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