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Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival Coming August 6

Saturday, Augustnull 6, 2016  – As part of Bellingham Wine Week, wine enthusiasts will have reason to celebrate with a public tasting at the inaugural Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival, hosted by the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel (at left).

The event will feature up to 35 wineries from the Pacific Northwest and promises to be an unforgettable evening of good food, good wine, and a chance to meet and chat with a number of winemakers.

Two tiers of tickets are available: a $75 VIP option, with admission from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, a private tasting lounge with rotating pours, appetizers, a take-home swag bag, and a souvenir wine glass; and a $55 option, which allows you three hours of tasting and noshing from 7:00 to 10:00 pm as well as a souvenir wine glass.

Wines will be available for purchase at an on-site retail store, and medal-winning wines from an earlier judged competition will also be available for tasting.

All proceeds from the event benefit Brigadoon Service Dogs, a Bellingham-based non-profit organization.

Complete event information and ticket purchases can be found at

The World of Cabernet Sauvignon in Walla Walla

nullJune 16 to 18, 2016 – Come to Walla Walla for a three-day celebration of Washington’s most popular red varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon.

Included in the festivities will be a vintage pour at Dunham Cellars (already sold out), a winemaker panel and discussion at the Marcus Whitman Hotel and a Grand Cabernet Sauvignon wine tasting and winemaker dinner at Whitman College on the 17th.

On the 18th, a winemaker dinner series will be held at various locations throughout the Walla Walla Valley.

For complete event information and ticket purchases visit

March is Washington Wine Month…Taste Washington Follows!

nullOK, Washington wine lovers, get ready for a month-long series of promotions, specials and events during March and culminating with Taste Washington from March 31 to April 3, 2016.

Go to Washington Wine Commission’s web site to get the latest specials and promotions starting on March 1.

Then be sure to attend Taste Washington. This year’s Grand Tasting in Seattle will feature over 225 Washington wineries and 70 restaurants. Other dinners and events will be available as well…all in celebration of some the best wines the State of Washington has to offer!

Click on this link: Taste Washington for complete details and ticket purchase information.

Sips of the Season Wine Tasting

nullSaturday, March 12, 2016 3:00 to 5:00 pm – Join Dan at The Loft Restaurant on Bellingham’s waterfront for a food and wine tasting event featuring wines from Lost River Winery in Winthrop.

Included on the tasting menu will be a 2014 Pinot Gris, 2012 Nebbiolo, 2013 Barbera, and a 2013 Late Harvest Semillon. Each wine will be paired with a number of small-plate appetizers from Chef Steve Engels of The Loft Restaurant.

Dan will discuss the wines and the winery along with an update on the Washington State wine industry and trending varietals.

Click on the link below for ticket information and to reserve your spot for this great event!

Wine Tasting @ The Loft Restaurant

Vancouver International Wine Festival

nullFebruary 20 to 28, 2016 – One of the largest and best wine festivals in the world, this year’s extravaganza will feature over 150 wineries.

Although the focus will be on Italy’s Chianti region, many other wine-producing nations are always well represented, including France, Spain, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

The nine-day event features a wide variety of minglers, tastings, dinners & lunches, and seminars and is sure to appeal to wine enthusiasts on all levels.

Tickets can be purchased and event information found at