Category Archives: New Northwest Wine Recommendations

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Winter, 2022

For the week of January 30, 2022: Rain Shower Cellars 2017 Red Wine Blend – Coupeville winemaker Sean Merrill does a fine job with this gem of a red wine using Malbec, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc grapes from Antoine Creek Vineyards in the Lake Chelan AVA. There’s plenty of big, juicy, wild blackberry fruit throughout, […]

Palencia Winery Has Several Stunning New Releases Coming Your Way in 2022

Winemaker Victor Palencia has a full slate of new releases coming your way in 2022 that should be on your radar for “Washington wines to try” in the New Year. They’re available for purchase on line and at his Kennewick and West Richland tasting rooms, where a visit to each is highly recommended. Here are […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Fall, 2021

For the week of December 12, 2021: Beaumont Cellars 2018 Reserve Petite Verdot – If you love big red wines, this Red Mountain AVA-sourced Petite Verdot will have you absolutely swooning. Compact fruit flavors of blueberry preserves, blackberry cobbler, and cherry reduction sauce are capped with touches of dark chocolate and cassis. There’s also a […]

Be Sure to Try These Wine Recommendations from Lake Chelan-Area Wineries

The Lake Chelan American Viticultural Area (AVA) is one of Washington’s most popular wine regions and home to over thirty wineries. The wineries are a perfect complement to the area’s natural beauty and outdoor recreational activities by providing visitors with both indoor and heated-patio wine tastings and wine-related events during the off-season. When planning a […]

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 […]