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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

Wine Dinner at 9 Restaurant

Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm – Join Dan and Casa Ventura Imports President/Owner Basi Rodriguez for a spectacular 5-course dinner paired with Spanish wines at North Bellingham Golf Course’s 9 Restaurant.

Reservations are required and can be made by phoning the restaurant at (360) 398-8300, extension 2.

Wine Tasting Benefit at Dynasty Cellars

nullSaturday, January 9, 2016 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm – Dan will be moderating a special event to benefit Bellingham’s Brigadoon Service Dog’s Veteran Services program ( The event will be held at Dynasty Cellars tasting room located at 2169 E. Bakerview Road in Bellingham.

Each guest will receive four 3-ounce glasses of wine, perfectly paired with appetizers prepared by Chef Nick Moss of 9Restaurant.
Cost is $55 per person, and a major portion of the admission will be donated to Brigadoon. As an added bonus, guests will also receive a 20% discount on all Dynasty Cellars wines purchased during the event.

For additional information, please phone the tasting room at (360) 758-2958.