Monthly Archives: June 2006

Italy Offers Wide Variety of Wine Styles and Flavors

Earlier this month I attended a wine tasting at the Zephyr Bistro in Bellingham that featured several wines from Italy. What impressed me most about the tasting was the wide array of styles and flavors that were offered; there was literally something to suit everyone’s tastes. Here are my notes on some of the wines […]

Scenic Lummi Island Offers Wine Tasting Options

As a Bellingham resident, one of the things I enjoy about visiting nearby Lummi Island is that it takes just a short drive and a 10-minute ferry ride before I feel like I’m at a peaceful, secluded getaway with peerless views of Mount Baker, the San Juans and the Gulf Islands. To top it off, […]

Ron Coleman Makes Tamarack Cellars a Great Place for Wine

One of the best things about writing wine reviews – apart from getting to sample some really good wines – is meeting people in the wine industry. Such was the case when Ron Coleman, owner/winemaker from Walla Walla’s Tamarack Cellars, was in Bellingham last month at Purple Smile Wines for a wine tasting featuring several […]

Wine Class at BTC

2:30 to 4:30 pm – Pairing Food With Wine. Explore the basic elements of taste for food and wine and take the guesswork out of your wine purchases. Click on the Wine Classes Page for more information.


Montinore Estate 2004 (about $12): From Oregon’s Willamette Valley comes this tasty white wine. Lovely floral nose and loads of apple and grapefruit flavors with plenty of spice. A scant amount of residual sugar on the finish makes it slightly sweet – in a good way.