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 October 25, 2020: Skagit Crest Vineyard & Winery 2017 Rose’ of Pinot Noir – Chuck and Donna Jackson have done an amazing job with their boutique winery that includes a beautiful vineyard in Sedro-Woolley and a tasting room tucked away on the waterfront in downtown LaConner. This stunning Rose’, crafted from […]

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 […]

Candy Mountain Becomes Washington’s “Sweet 16th” AVA

As reported by the Washington State Wine Commission: The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) published the final rule for the Candy Mountain American Viticultural Area (AVA) on September 25, 2020, making it the 16th AVA in Washington. “Candy Mountain is small but mighty,” said Steve Warner, president of the Washington State Wine […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Summer, 2020

For the week of September 13, 2020: Kiona Vineyards and Winery 2019 Chenin Blanc – Dear Washington Winemakers: Please continue to make more Chenin Blanc. This versatile, underutilized white wine is such a pleasure to taste and a wonderful alternative to mainstream varietals such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Gris. This selection from the […]

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