Monthly Archives: July 2017

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Summer, 2017

For the week of July 16, 2017: William Church Winery 2014 Cabernet Franc – This stunning wine from the Woodinville winery is a grand slam from start to finish. Blackberry jam, ripe raspberry, coffee, toasted hazelnut and a silky finish that’s borderline decadent. Complex and layered, there’s still plenty of structure to balance out the […]

Dan is on the Air!

Be sure to follow my radio spot, “Washington Wine of the Week” every Thursday at approximately 4:20 pm on KGMI 790AM in Bellingham. (The previous week’s spot runs one hour prior at about 3:20 pm in case you’ve missed it.) During that time, I’ll be chatting with Tracy Ellis, the host of KGMI’s “Your Afternoon […]

The Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival

Saturday, August 5, 2017: 6:00 to 10:00 pm for VIPs, 7:00 to 10:00 pm for General Admission This year’s Bellingham Northwest Wine festival promises to be bigger and better than ever! More wineries, more food vendors, and more fantastic wines from the Pacific Northwest. In addition to the public tasting event at the Four Points […]

Don’t Ignore Those Red Wines Until After Summer…Enjoy Them Now!

This article originally appeared in the July, 2017 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Have you been ignoring red wines altogether during the summer months? Then it’s time to reconsider. Yes, a chilled white wine or rosé makes a great warm-weather adult beverage, but red wines deserve a little summertime love as well. Red wines pair […]


Greetings Wine Lovers! Are you ready for some great wines from Washington and the Pacific Northwest? I’ve got plenty of recommendations to offer in a variety of styles, flavor profiles and price ranges that should make any wine enthusiast happy. In addition, my web site will give you the latest on wine-related events I’ll be […]