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, 2021

For the week of October 10, 2021: Valdemar Estates 2020 Columbia Valley Roussanne – When winemaker Marie-Eve Gilla “unretired” after an amazing run at Forgeron Cellars to join Valdemar in 2018, she resumed her mastery of varietals such as Chardonnay and Roussanne. This selection is another one of her incredible white wines; it’s a sensory […]

Bellingham’s Judged Wine Competition Gives Northwest Wineries Reason to Celebrate

This article originally appeared in the October, 2021 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine The 2021 Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival Judged Competition was one for the record books. It featured a record number of entries, participating wineries, and Gold and Double Gold medalists. It was also capped with a pleasant surprise: the Best in Show award […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Summer, 2021

For the week of September 19, 2021: One Wines 2016 One Red – Jo and Greg Cowell take a unique approach at their Chelan tasting room; they only release one red, one white and one rose’ each year. This selection, sourced from Jarrod Boyle’s Destiny Ridge Vineyard is a spectacular effort, and the Cowells have […]

Gold Medal Wine Weekend

August 27 and 28, 2021 – Join Dan as he moderates two wine events at Bellingham’s Four Points by Sheraton Hotel featuring select Gold Medal winners from the 2021 Bellingham NW Wine Judged Competition. The August 27 tasting will feature a 90-minute social with three wines and three appetizers, while the August 28 event includes […]

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