Monthly Archives: December 2017

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Fall, 2017

For the week of December 3, 2017: L’Ecole No. 41 2016 Chardonnay – The term “Washington Wine Industry Pioneer” seems to get tossed around a lot, but you’ll get no argument from anyone that Walla Walla winemaker Marty Clubb doesn’t belong in that category. His winery was established in 1983 – ancient by state standards […]

Tulalip Resort Casino: Great Food & Wine Combine for a Unforgettable Progressive Dining Experience

Zacchoreli Frescobaldi-Grimaldi contributed to this article. Tulalip Resort Casino is an exceptional getaway, located just north of Seattle and an hour south of Bellingham. While the Resort offers to entertain you, you might also consider entertaining yourself – and your friends – by wining and dining with a “progressive style” approach during your visit and […]

Zinfandel: Big and Flavorful But Plenty of Potential to be Reserved and Elegant, Too

This article originally appeared in the December, 2017 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Zinfandel. Big, brambly, full-bodied, and a favorite of many; this oftentimes “brash” red wine grape is also perfectly capable of producing a more reserved and elegant flavor profile when needed. It’s that versatility that gives “Zin,” as members of its fan club […]

Consider These Great Wine Choices for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and one of the great things about serving wines this time of year is that there’s essentially a wine for every palate and every budget. Novice wine drinkers may gravitate towards sweeter, fruitier wines while more serious wineophiles often look for something with good food-pairing potential. In-between you’ll often […]


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 […]