Monthly Archives: July 2008

Easy Guidelines for Choosing a Summertime Wine

To me, the epitome of summertime in the Pacific Northwest is spending time outdoors with good friends, good food and nice glass of chilled wine. The Washington Wine Commission recommends using a “low alcohol, high acidity, low temperature” criterion when choosing a summer wine. Their recommendations for making a selection include: > Choose a wine […]

Wine Tasting at North Bellingham Golf Course

7:00 to 9:00 pm – Join Dan for a casual, informative evening of food and wine at North Bellingham Golf Course. You’ll get the opportunity to sample several wines from Washington wineries and nibble on light appetizers – all at the low cost of only $20 per person. Dan will give you his insights on […]

Whatcom County Wineries Expand With The Addition of Legoe Bay

Whatcom County’s newest winery, Legoe Bay Winery, is located just a short walk north of the ferry landing on scenic Lummi Island. Karl Malling and his partner, Susie Wirth, were perfect hosts during a recent visit, and Susie’s buffet spread would have been worth the trip alone. I’d like to think she was trying to […]

Yakima Valley Wine Tasting in Bellingham

6:00 – 8:00 pm. Join a number of Yakima Valley winemakers for an evening of wine tasting at Bellingham’s Hotel Bellwether. Cost of $35 per person includes wine, light appetizers and educational demonstrations. Tickets can be purchased online at

Use Your Local Wine Shop to Assist in Ordering Wines From Oregon

Finding wines from Oregon in the Bellingham area can be a bit tricky. I have a couple of theories on why this is, the first being our small population base, which doesn’t provide enough of a market demand for retailers to justify large inventories of Oregon wines. The second and probably more logical explanation is […]