Monthly Archives: July 2007

Use Local Wine Shops to Assist With Food/Wine Dinner Planning

Serving a meal with the proper food/wine pairings is a great way to impress your guests and provide them with a memorable culinary experience. But if you’re uncertain what wine works best with the food you’re serving, do what I do – take the menu to your local wine shop and ask for suggestions. I […]

Yakima Valley Wine Tasting

6:00 to 8:00 pm – Bellingham’s Hotel Bellwether will host this event which will feature a number of wineries from Eastern Washington’s Yakima Valley. Cost is $35 per person and tickets can be purchased online at

Good Wine Deals for Summer, 2007

Ready for some good wine deals? I’ve got several suggestions for you to consider that I’ve been tasting and sharing with friends. Not only have these wines been well received, they’re also well distributed and highly affordable. I’m continuing to enjoy sparkling wines this summer and have come across a couple more winners that deserve […]

Wine Class at BTC

5:00 to 7:30 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.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Sterling Vintners 2004 (about $14): From California’s Central Coast comes this nice, everyday Cab. Good, dark berry and plum flavors glide into a fairly soft finish, but the wine is backed by enough tannins to give it plenty of structure and depth. When many California Cabernets are being priced through the roof, it’s refreshing to […]