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 […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Fall, 2016

For the week of November 27, 2016: Cairdeas Winery 2014 ‘Tri’ Red Wine Blend – Best in Show winner at this year’s Tri-Cities Wine Festival, this perfectly balanced, perfectly crafted Rhone-style blend of Grenache (Blanc), Syrah, and Mourvedre hits all the right notes. Understated black cherry at the core, with nuances of chocolate, white pepper, […]

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 and Peter Wagner, the hosts of KGMI’s “Your Afternoon Show.” I’ll feature a recommendation of a select Washington wine each week and also […]

In Memoriam: Scott Pontin

Scott Pontin passed away suddenly on September 26, 2016. Scott was a business operator and owner of Pontin del Roza Winery in Prosser. I met Scott at the very first wine festival I attended in the Tri-Cities in 1985. At the time, there were only a handful of wineries in the entire state, and the […]

Big, Full-Bodied California Chardonnay Delivers Plenty for the Price

Harken Wines 2014 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay (about $15) – If you enjoy a big, bold Chardonnay with plenty of flavor and full-bodied characteristics, this current release from Harken Wines in California will most certainly deliver the goods. Ripe Golden Delicious apple and pear dominate the fruit flavor profile, with a creamy, round, lingering finish with […]

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