Monthly Archives: April 2007

Argentinean Wines Flavorful, Versatile and Affordable

If you’re curious about wines from Argentina, why not consider giving them a try? They’re generally fruit-forward, tasty wines and many are priced at under $20 a bottle. Here are a few recommendations that can be found at several local Haggen stores, The Vine wine shop and Gateway Wines: La Yunta 2006 Torrontes (about $10): […]

Soup for Shelter

Sponsored by Northwest Youth Services, this event will feature a number of soups prepared by local individuals and restaurants in Bellingham. I will have the honor of being one of a panel of judges who will sample and select the best soups entered in the competition. The event will take place from 2:00 to 6:00 […]

Three Wines Worth Noting From Seattle’s “Taste Washington”

Question: Where’s the largest regional wine tasting event in the United States? Answer: It’s right here in your own backyard at Taste Washington, where about 200 of the state’s nearly 500 wineries were featured at Seattle’s Qwest Field Event Center on April 15. The size of this event and the quality of the wines is […]

Sauvignon Blanc

Tildio Winery 2006 (about $15): I really liked this Sauvignon Blanc from Washington’s Columbia Valley because I thought I offered a nice alternative to some of the overly acidic New Zealand Sauv Blancs that literally slap you in the face. The wine’s acidity is certainly present and accounted for, but it’s more subtle than you […]


Santa Rita 2005 (about $7): Here’s a great bargain from Chile that will stand up to many Merlots at twice the price. Pleasant aromas of strawberry and vanilla are followed by generous flavors of plum and dark berry. The tannins are noticeable but delicate and the finish is capped by touches of sweet oak. Quite […]