Monthly Archives: November 2008

Washington Wines Go Great With Your Thanksgiving Dinner

If you haven’t made your wine selections for Thanksgiving dinner then now is the time to do it. To simplify your search, remember that Washington wines can easily provide you with the variety and versatility you’ll need to complement practically any traditional Thanksgiving food you can throw at them. For those who prefer dry, white […]

Selecting Wines for Thanksgiving Dinner Can Be a No-Brainer

Thanksgiving is less than 10 days away, so for today and next week I’d like to offer up some suggestions for wines that can help complement your Thanksgiving Day dinner. With dinner preparations to consider and relatives to deal with, this is the time of year our stress levels seem to kick into high gear. […]

Mercer & Hogue Team Up to Form Mercer Estates

If you know anything about Washington wines, the names Mercer and Hogue should suggest excellence among those in the State’s wine industry. Combine the two and throw in a winemaker with over 20 years of experience and you have all the ingredients for a potentially great new winery. That’s the story behind Mercer Estates, which […]

Sandhill & Ridgefield Labels Offer Delicious, Well Balanced Wines

Sandhill Winery is family owned winery located on the far eastern side of the Yakima Valley. Current releases include one white and three red wines, masterfully produced by winemaker Pete Hedges. What struck me most about Hedges’ red wines is how perfectly balanced they are. That is, they all seem to have just the right […]

Grape & Gourmet

6:45 to 8:30 pm – Bellingham Bay Rotary Club hosts this event that features food and wine from a number of local restaurants and Northwest wineries. Cost is $75 per person, with VIP admission at 5:00 pm for an additional $50. Tickets can be purchased from and Bellingham Bay Rotary member or online at