Monthly Archives: January 2021

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Winter, 2021

For the week of January 17, 2021: Forgeron Cellars 2018 Blacksmith Rouge GSM – This soon-to-be-released blend of 63% Syrah, 21% Mourvedre, and 16% Grenache carries a “fresh” quality you’d expect from a newer red wine representing the 2018 vintage. Wild blackberries come to the forefront with raspberry, red plum, and spiced cherry flavors on […]

The Reach of Red Mountain Extends Well Beyond its Vineyards

This article originally appeared, in part, in the January, 2021 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Tucked away on a hillside about 15 miles west of the Tri-Cities, the Red Mountain American Viticultural Area (AVA) is one of Washington’s most prominent wine grape growing regions. At just a shade over 4,000 acres, Red Mountain is small […]

Here are Some Highly Recommended Red Wines Sourced from Washington’s Red Mountain AVA

Eastern Washington’s Red Mountain American Viticultural Area may be small in size but big on reputation. The AVA has long been known for it’s red varieties and the grapes grown here are utilized by winemakers throughout the state. Here are several recommendations of red wines, all sourced from the Red Mountain AVA and currently available […]

Knotty Vines Offers “Entry Level” Wine Drinkers Several Affordable Choices

Rodney Strong Vineyards has recently released a new line of wines, “aimed at older millennials and gen-x wine consumers.” Although the Knotty Vines label is, as the winery says, “a new lifestyle brand that reaches an emerging consumer demographic” the wines can be enjoyed by wine consumers of any age. All wines listed are currently […]


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 […]