Monthly Archives: August 2019

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Summer, 2019

For the week of August 25, 2019: Sol Stone Winery 2018 Chardonnay – Husband-and-wife winemaker/owners Buzz and Karen Buckingham do a beautiful job with this gold-medal winning Chardonnay from their Woodinville tasting room. Despite the use of neutral oak barrels, they’ve managed to coax out some buttery and creme brulee nuances to complement the lemon […]

Robert Hansen Named Executive Director of the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance

Muriel Kenyon, President of the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance Reports: The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance (WWVWA) has selected Robert Hansen as its new executive director. Hansen brings 38 years strategic planning, business management, and corporate finance expertise to the position. He will join the organization August 5. As executive director, Hansen will lead […]

Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris: Must-Have White Wines for the Summer

This article originally appeared, in part, in the August, 2019 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris: a trio of tasty white wines with medium to high acidity at their core and unlimited food-paring potential. They’re an absolute must to have in your cellar year-round and even more highly recommended as […]


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 […]