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Wine Dinner at 9 Restaurant

Friday, September 9, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm – Enjoy Pacific Northwest cuisine? Then be sure to join Dan for a five-course dinner featuring some of the best food our corner of the world provides…prepared by Executive Chef Nick Moss and served at North Bellingham Golf Course’s 9 Restaurant.

Each course will be perfectly paired with a wine from either Washington or Oregon, with choices from Cor Cellars, Apolloni Vineyards, Bellingar Estates, Gamache Vintners, and Jones of Washington on the menu.

The dinner will be served “under the tent,” at the restaurant’s outdoor facility with sweeping views of Whatcom County and Mount Baker. Dan will moderate the event, which opens with pass-around appetizers at 6:00 and second-course seating promptly at 6:30 pm.

Be sure to book your reservation by calling the restaurant at (360) 398-8300, extension 2.

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