Monthly Archives: May 2006

Think Outside the Wine Bottle

It’s Memorial Day. Summer is just around the corner and picnics, barbeques and a host of other outdoor activities are in full swing. If your beverage of choice usually consists of some kind of six-pack in aluminum cans, I’d like you to consider taking along some wine as a change of pace at your next […]

Several Bellingham Venues Now Offer Wine Tastings

There are several venues in Bellingham that now offer wine tastings on a regular basis – a great feature for those interested in wines. I think wine tastings are important for a number of reasons. First, they help take the fear and guesswork out of selecting wines of a particular varietal or winery because you […]

Wine Class at BTC

2:00 to 4:30 pm – Beginning Wine Tasting. The perfect class for those just getting started with wines. The format will be relaxed, yet informative, with plenty of wines to sample. No wine snob attitudes permitted! Click on the Wine Classes Page for more information. Note: The class caps at 20 students and has been […]


Rex Goliath 2004 (about $7): Does it get any better than this? A California Chard that’s loaded with flavors and value priced at under $10 a bottle. The wine is packed with baked apple and tropical fruits and a touch of oak on the finish to complete the package. If you like big, tasty Chardonnays […]

Thurston Wolfe Wines Featured at Bistecca Restaurant

Last month I moderated a six-course dinner at Bellingham’s Bistecca Italian Steakhouse. Each course, superbly prepared by Chef Marc Eilberg, was matched with a premium wine from Thurston Wolfe Winery in Prosser. Thurston Wolfe winemaker Wade Wolfe always does an excellent job with a wide array of varietals and offers them at extremely reasonable prices. […]