Monthly Archives: May 2008

Wine Dinner Class at BTC

6:00 to 9:00 pm – Walla Walla Wine Dinner. Join BTC Chef Marc Eilberg and Dan Radil for an incredible five-course dinner, perfectly paired with wines from several Walla Walla wineries. Click on the Wine Classes Page for more information.


Rotllan Torra 2001 Reserva (about $35): An incredible red wine from Spain. It begins with a beautiful, dark color and aromas of chocolate and cocoa. The flavors are rich and concentrated, with a burst of chocolate hitting you up front followed by a dry finish of black cherry and dark currant. This might best be […]

Bellingham’s Old World Deli Provides Meats, Cheeses and Wine

One of the things I enjoy about downtown Bellingham is the diverse number of smaller, one-of-a-kind businesses. They’re usually owned by just one or two individuals whose primary focus is to make your visit a unique experience by providing special attention to personalized service. An example would be the Old World Deli, located at 1140 […]

Dakota Creek Winemaker Ken Peck Avoids the Sophomore Jinx

Ken Peck, owner/winemaker of Dakota Creek Winery in Blaine could have used all sorts of excuses for not turning out a decent set of current releases to match those in his stellar, first full year of operations. The sophomore jinx, bad lots of grapes…he might have even chalked up the first year to beginners luck. […]

Glacial Lake Missoula Wine Company Takes Root in Blaine

The latest hotbed for premium wines in Washington State? Would you believe Blaine? OK, so there are only two wineries currently in the Blaine area, but they’re both first class operations. I recently visited one of these wineries – Glacial Lake Missoula Wine Company (a mouthful, yes, so call it GLM for short) – and […]