Monthly Archives: December 2005


Cascade Cliffs 2003 (about $17): One thing I like about this winery is that they’re not afraid to use types of grapes that youwon’t usually find in the mainstream. For whites, they’ve previously produced a delicious wine using the Symphony grape and for this red wine recommendation, the Barbera. This is a great little red […]

Honey Moon Winery: Mead and More

Located under Pepper Sister restaurant, Honey Moon Winery opened in Bellingham earlier this ear with the primary focus on Mead, a honey-based wine. I was pleased to learn that they also produce some pretty good grape-based wines that you might be interested in checking out. All of their varietals are from Yakima Valley vineyards and […]

Goose Ridge + Charlie Hoppes = A Winning Combination

Established in 1999, Goose Ridge is one of a growing list of family owned Washington wineries that produces small quantities of handcrafted, high quality wines that deserve your attention. Undoubtedly, one of the reasons for this newer winery’s success is its winemaker, Charlie Hoppes. If you haven’t yet heard of Hoppes, it’s probably only a […]

Wine Class at BTC

2:00 to 4:30 pm – Taste Washington Wines. Learn about the different growing regions in the State of Washington as well as information on wineries, tours, festivals and tasting room etiquette. Click on the Wine Classes Page for more information.