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 Spring, 2020

For the week of May 24, 2020: City Limits 2016 Zinfandfel – Zinfandel, Wahluke Slope, 16% alcohol…this wine has all the makings of a borderline, Port-like fruit bomb. And yet, winemaker Morgan Lee keeps everything in check by crafting a nicely balanced, pleasure-to-drink Washington Zin. Full bodied? Of course. Too hot? No! Just a mouthful […]

Preserving Blue-Throated Macaws is the Goal at Dynasty Cellars

This article originally appeared in the April, 2020 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine What do malbec, merlot, and macaws have in common? They’re all likely to come up in a conversation with Peter and Olga Osvaldik, husband-and-wife owner/winemakers at Bellingham’s Dynasty Cellars. Preserving macaws, specifically the blue-throated variety, has become a passion of Peter’s that […]

Bibbiano Chianti Classico Needs to be at Your Dinner Table

2017 Bibbiano Chianti Classico (about $20) – Looking for an affordable, food-friendly Italian red to serve with dinner? This lovely little number from Tuscany should fit in perfectly. Vanilla, sweet cedar, and spicy aromatics lead off, while the initial wave of black currant flavors melt into brighter, leaner notes of pie cherry and savory cherry […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Winter, 2020

For the week of March 15, 2020: Adrice Wines 2017 Riveter Red – Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon – Winemaker Pam Adkins does a fine job with this tasty Cab that strikes the perfect balance between bright fruits of red currant and cranberry and darker, jammy blackberry and plum. The result is a wine with a […]

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