Food & Wine Class at Fools Onion Restaurant

November 27th, 2007

6:00 to 8:30 pm – An Evening of Wine and Food Pairing – Aussie Style. Dan teams up with Whatcom County chef and cookbook author Mary Ellen Carter for a autumn menu paired with stunning Australian wines. Click on the Wine Classes Page for more information.

Washington Malbec: A Fine Example of the Stellar 2005 Vintage

November 26th, 2007

A few weeks ago I attended a blind tasting with friends where malbec was the featured varietal. Eight wines were poured into identical decanters, numbered, and then ranked in order of preference after each was sampled two to three times.

The tasting included six malbecs from Argentina and two from Washington. The overwhelming favorites – drum roll please – the Washington malbecs.

Now before you think the competition was skewed by a couple of Eastern Washington fruit bombs, I’ll stop you right there. Yes, they were the highest priced wines in the group, but they were also well balanced, well made red wines from the state’s 2005 vintage and completely unique in terms of style and taste.

nullThe top choice was the Five Star Cellars 2005 Malbec (about $35). Made from 100 percent Walla Walla grapes, this incredible wine is packed with seamless layers of cherry, toffee and butterscotch with a touch of crème brulée on the finish. The bad news is that this wine has already sold out, but winemaker/owner David Huse informs me that it was so well received he plans to produce another malbec next year.

A close second in the tasting was the Tildio Winery 2005 Malbec. Chelan winemaker Katy Perry has produced a first class malbec from Columbia Valley grapes that will rival anything else out there. Beautiful mint and berry aromas lead to generous, plush plum flavors and a soft finish with silky tannins. It’s available locally for about $27 a bottle at Compass Wines in Anacortes.

The bottom line: many of Washington’s 2005 red wines are drinking exceptionally well, and our malbec competition confirmed why some area winemakers feel that this may be one of the best vintages the state has ever produced.

Pinot Noir

November 25th, 2007

nullSticks 2004 (about $19) : An absolute gem of a red wine from the Yarra Valley in the Australian state of Victoria.

Filled with plenty of dark currant and cranberry flavors, the wine has a bit of a smoky, earthy quality that balances out the fruit and rounds out the acidity. Great with chicken, duck, turkey and a wide variety of other foods. Outstanding!

Gear Up for the Holidays With Champagne and Sparkling Wines

November 19th, 2007

Planning a party or social gathering in the next few weeks? Then be sure to include a variety of Champagnes and sparkling wines, which always add a nice, festive touch to any occasion.

These wines come in a wide range of styles, flavors and prices that are certain to meet both your taste preferences and your budget.

For years I’ve been a big fan of Cristalino Brut, a well-priced Spanish Cava that pairs up nicely with light appetizers. But recently I tried the extra dry style for the first time, which is slightly sweeter than the brut and just as good. It has plenty of pear and apple flavors with just a trace of honey on the finish. At only about $9 I think it’s a virtually peerless sparkling wine in the $10 a bottle and under price category.

nullIf you prefer your sparkling wines on the drier side, the Domaine Chandon Brut Classic (about $19) is a perfect choice. This blend of pinot noir, pinot meunier and chardonnay from California has gentle pear flavors with touches of almond and fresh baked bread on the finish. Pair it with oysters on the half shell and you’ve got an unbeatable combination.

For a real treat, try the Moët & Chandon White Star Champagne (pictured at left). This wonderful French Champagne starts with a delicate floral aroma followed by generous stone fruit flavors, medium acidity and a faintly sweet finish. It goes well with mild cheeses but I think it’s enjoyed best when served well chilled all on its own. Prices range can range widely at anywhere from $33 to $43 a bottle, so shop wisely.

Tri-Cities Wine Festival

November 17th, 2007

null6:00 to 10:00 pm – Enjoy an evening of Northwest wines from Washington, Oregon and Idaho at the Red Lion Inn Ballroom in Pasco, Washington.

Tickets for the event run $55.00 per person and include cheeses, bread and chocolate. Hors d’oeuvres will also be available for purchase at an additional charge. Book a room at the Red Lion Inn by phoning (509) 547-0701, mention the festival, and receive a special rate of $89.95 per night.

For more information about the festival and related events visit their web site at:

Next Page »

Powered by WordPress

viagra order pfizer buy name brand viagra cytotec online no prescription berifen 100 srw metformin 4000 mg fincar where to purchase leponex 100 mg how to buy plendil online buy abana with fast shipping lasix 8 mg buy cheap doxycycline viagra 25mg shqip sumycin tetracycline hydrochloride best place to buy leukeran north pharmacy canada lasix cymbalta withdrawal symptoms list zithromax 250 mg directions levitra generic 40 mg. 10 to 15 mg lexapro allopurinol dosage and administration buy brand viagra soft feldene gel pain what does shatavari plus do januvia merck assistance my female viagra coupons cheap price kamagra jasmine thompson say something canadian pharmacy no prescription needed viagra femara cost without insurance international pharmacy no prescription levitra expiration date keftab mail order trileptal side effects medication cheap vardenafil no prescription amlodipine medication information beconase aq nasal spray sildenafil citrate tablets 100 mg ketorolac tromethamine 10mg tab fast shipping viagra canada protonix side effects protonix 40 mg cheap super viagra wellbutrin 450 mg xl national insurance category order viagra pamphlets clozaril price prostata inflamada causas augmentin tablets 500 mg milnacipran generic nexium hp7 20 mg ramipril overdose dogs amikacin drug side effects buy codeine cough syrup sale order apcalis sx health free generic metformin reviews viagra jelly best price cheap viagra forums levothroid recall 2015 chevy orderpharma reviews of fifty kegunaan amoxicillin tablet 216 buying with master cardviagra clopidogrel bisulfate tab 75 mg (base equiv) hydroxy chloroquine side effects viamedic com vfw store promo paypal viagra online 150mg. viagra neurontin 24 hour shipping to us chemial test for cialis counterfeit viagra online zofran odt 4mg price chlamydia pneumoniae and asthmachloroquinchloroquine cyproheptadine generic periactin cialis 20 mg hapi fruit flavored viagra doxepin for sleep mg actos plus metformin 15 850 amitriptyline brands india vrdrug medicine viagra pay with paypal buy coumadin hong kong safe sildenafil 100mg cialis fast delivery zofran medication over the counter tylenol dosage for infants under 2 years of age advair diskus side effects eyes can we trust calan online novolog sliding scale cheap legitimate cialis cialis 5 mg compresse propecia online rezept calis on line pharmacy metallica albums release dates what are trental tablets for can you pay for walmart prescriptions online zantac sale prescription drug diovan hct citrate toxicity and crrt 40 mg levitra generic can you buy clomid online pyridium plus discontinued buy liquid viagra free or low cost ciplox ciprodex otic suspension 7.5ml price cialis online yahoo valtrex generic pill drug sales statistics rx viagra 100mg online viagra india no prescription pharmacies for viagra fertility tablets for women clomid xalatan pfizer inc nizagara ingredients in tylenol eutirox side effects nitrofurantoin medication interactions can you buy viagra jelly in ireland canadian chewable benicar hct 40 12.5 prices synthroid 0.125 mg tablet cialis 20mg 8st safe propecia buy clozaril in uk source of canadian viagra medicament propranolol 40 mg insurance quotes online without credit check online viagra ban metformin 1000 mg tablet diflucan patient reviews minoxidil foam costco 40 mg levitra price viagra 150online cheapest caverta online erectalis paypal fees safe to buy cialis online buy viagra onli levitra 10 mg vardenafil gpchealth comcast phone combivent respimat inhaler coupons topamax side effects topamax dosage for weight loss what does doxycycline hyclate pills look like paroxetine generic for bupropion hcl 150mg side effects cialis south africa online risnia tablets for sale what are the side effects of accutane on women lisinopril 30 mg price cialis and paypal forum cheap pharmacy fridges buying medicaltion online buy lasix without a subscription prometh with codeine for sale buy periactin online no prescription prednisone blood disorder advair coupons $50.00 off furacin spray for horses comprar cleocin en argentina citrate synthase deficiency cialis shop indian jelly viagra online pill medicine crestor cholesterol 1000 mg zithromax losartan potassium 50mg price where to buy online viagra dilantin levels range generic augmentin xr over the counter eldepryl cheap dapoxatine viagra online problems levaquin medicine buy emsam 10 motrin 1b dosage diflucan otc walgreens augmentin price per pill lasix online fedex augmentin tablets 1g what antibiotic is stronger than keflex buy propecia online us no prescription canadian revia tablet acticin cream difference between 50mg and 100mg viagra levitra after eating zithromax and alcohol consumption himcolin review journal las vegas microzide medication side phentermine 37 5 reviews side effects neurocet reviews nexium 20mgphilippinescomapny price purchase diamox 500mg order Cialis 90 Tabs ventolin from canada zithromax nombre generico north drug mart canada pharmacy latisse side effects photos cheap generic nexium no 1 pharmacy doxycycline hyclate 20mg price beipackzettel levitra 20mg cialis testimonials how effective is ceftin for sinus infection the cheapest price generic viagra altace hct wiki pain meds no rx buy toprol xl online no prescription buy betapace online at canada pharmacy artane side effects trihexyphenidyl 2mg buy naltrexone online uk buying venlor in manchester canadian pharmacy cialis super active+ tryptizol 25 mg adderall to buy sarafem tenormin buy canada original viagra apotheke zentel drug worms where to buy asthma inhalers online terramycin ophthalmic ointment for human use buy levitra online in australia buy authentic cialis where can i get viagra clavamox dosage for kennel cough ed hardy perfume amazon haloperidol injection package insert is there a generic detrol la accutane 40 mg online tetracycline dosage 250 mg buy propranolol in australia where can i get alli in canada cadista hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg montreal canada online pharmacy precio viagra mexico buy atomoxetine strattera order finasteride online no prescription pharma online fluoxetine mercadolibre venezuela peritol sirop copii zyvoxid dose response topiramate side effects medication what is the difference between spironolactone and aldactone etodolac side effects weight gain genuine levitra 20mg comprar vasotec portugal los paratextosparoxetine cialis orosolubile real levitra online no prescription drugs canada pinamox suspension lift methotrexate 100 review is antivert sold over the counter bupron sr nexium 10 mg sachet online viagra ordering celebrex 200 mg drowsiness farmacia online clomid side effects of overdosing on trazodone order levitra discount medicament cialis 20mg viagra tablet use in hindi metoprolol er 25 mg recall walmart canadian pharmacy viagra vigrx plus results priligy thailand order fluoxetine canada walgreens cialis 20 mg cialis side effects low blood pressure generic name for sinemet cialis online to hk bijsluiter nexium 20 mg cheap viagra usa proscar 5mg filmtabletten 100 stu"ck how to use vigora valium information pictures uk version of dramamine tamoxifen side effects skin starting zoloft 12.5 mg cual es el precio del orlistat en mexico folcres finasteride proscar cheap ladies viagra cialis buy phone prospecto augmentin 875 mg benicar over counter cialis 20mg kaufen xenical eating disorder much does accutane cost without insurance canada therapy appointment cards where to buy beta blockers ciprotab 500 dosage of avelox for sinus infection vigamox prednisolone eye drops side effects purchasing zetia online vermox liquor tantalum restaurant in long beach ca vermox plus puedo tomar alcohol cialis 10mg canada synthroid dosage dose decadron side effects propecia generic paypal permethrin cream otc canada ketorolac ophthalmic solution after cataract surgery differin pills online in the canada xenical orlistat 60mg manfaat flagyl forte diflucan 150 mg bugiardino promethazine no prescription seroxat side effects paroxetine worldwide pharmacy yasmin black market viagra albendazole where to buy zantac 150 mg crestor no prescription needed canadian online pharmacy prednisone 50 mgm ortho tri cyclen generic india online canadian pharmacy ambien doxycycline 500 100mg socialist caucus motilium 10g can i make bupron sr augmentin bid 1000 mg 10 tablet cialis shivam diovan generic available when nexium 40 mg compensat epanutin drug testing generic for lisinopril 40 viagra generic 100 grams erythromycin 400 mg dose online farmacy cialis real viagra 150mg blue lortab 5 wiki where to buy rogaine 5 drugs online how effective is albenza for pinworms subutex withdrawal how long floxin pills drugstore buy propecia 5mg usa best price isoniazid finax muesli cereal can i get high off synthroid what is lamictal good for online pharmacies no prescription hydrocodone xalatan eye drops prednisolone drug in mexico pharmacy lowest price haldol levlen contraceptive pill instructions mit paypal viagra kaufen cytotec without a prescription rhinathiol 2 carbocisteinerhiniginerhinocort pricing viagra 100mg maximum dose viagra you can take cialis mexico prices combivent inhaler without a rx what is levitra super active drugs tamoxifen side effects skin clomid pregnancy test piroxicam medication 2.5 mg lexapro where to buy izoniazide brandon boyd long hair love and other drugs online free saroten 10 mg india pharmacy mastercard buy hoodia 200 zenerx label ingredients cialis 25 order dilantin dosage how to take ashwagandha for weight gain generic viagra amex tramadol overnight mastercard hydrochlorothiazide prescription coupon cytotec misoprostol buy drg puretone stethoscope diaphragms septra ds 800 160 dostinex medication interactions nitrofurantoin monohydrate 100 mg different kinds of viagra motilium 10 mg filmtabletta differin side effects non prescription moduretic can you buy viagra in bali alternative buy viagra what is cost of levitra at walgreens lisinopril 80 mg dose lasix 30mg prolongatum side effects of septilin accutane class action lawsuit statute of limitations ritalin side effects in children lynoral mg buy venlafaxine side effects 37.5 best place to order plavix in us lidoderm patch discount coupons side effects of ethionamide octreotide infusion protocol diroton side effects overnight cialis in us supreme suppliers mumbai 400 058 india aetna cvs mail order pharmacy medoflucon 50 shades orlistat prescription strength what kind of drug is actonel flonase discontinued buying nimotop from canada no prescription dulcolax dosering generic viagra sildenafil evista mg uk pravachol vs lipitor buy eli lilly brand cialis what is the retail price of viagra trimetabol in capsulestrimixgeltrustedrxukkamagrauroxatral generic pill lexapro prednisone dogs 10 mg viagra buy europe free world pharmacy prinivil zestril lisinopril xenical 120 mg amaryl medication for sale hytrin side effects dizziness periactin 4 mg compresse augmentin antibiotic 500mg online prescription viagra advair hfa inhaler price discount celebrex ampicillin pharmacies canadian cheap what is phenamax reviewsphexin bactrim without prescription oracea coupon 2014 buy fluoxetine online without a prescription caverta 50 side effects novolog patient assistance program phone number indian viagra tablets for men maxalt 10mg comprar can i get cialis buy emsam cheap baclofen for opiate withdrawal symptoms clomid with script fast shipping viamedic com vfw store supplies levitra generico vendita precose 25 mg tegretol side effects long term better than geriforte syrup buy entocort hong kong 200mcg online kamatra sumatra pdf overnight order aldactone online buy xenical over the counter best price for kamagra buy blue kamagra generico viagra 0.58 cyclidox antibiotics for urinary acticin discount code purchase clomid 50mg generic keflex overnite shipping effexor xr rxlist walgreens careers apply vytorin 1020 medicine medication drug market order eulexin diovan over the counter extenze review information truth about enzyte 10 mg levitra 50mg x 40ct cialis mail canada cialis soft gel does zestoretic cause weight gain xenical generic cheap extenze free sample pack for her buy ginseng online no prescription us xenical online 120mg generic viagra propecia buying ponstel using paypal quinine sulfate 324 mg capsules buy 5mg cialis generic cheapest kamagra fast buying viagra turkey zoloft 100mg 3 weeks penegra tablets at gnc cheapest kamagra polo buy viagra liverpool night sweats increased urine output lisinopril 10 mg colombia doxycycline drinking alcohol canadian and health care mall nexium generic same starcef cefixime 200mg calis on line pharmacy buy meloxicam for dogs uk clavamox no prescription pyridium 200mg tid tylenol arthritis pain caplets evecare shopping 100 mg viagra walmart lopid medications propecia goes generic 2013 deltacortril 5mg prednisone pfizer viagra coupon safest generic viagra costco hours of operation california google kamagra 100 mg elocon ointment no prescription cozaar 100 mg hypertensive patients levofloxacin 500 mg usage order periactin cyproheptadine tadalafil discount glyburide 2 5 mg thyroxine side effects in canines nizagara generic australia hydroxyzine for dogs v-gel india generic viagra cvs cialis professional tablets online