Greetings fellow wine lovers!
I’m a lifetime resident of Washington whose interest in wines began in the early 1980’s as Northwest wines began their rise in popularity. I’ve traveled extensively to wineries in the Pacific Northwest and Eastern British Columbia and attended a number of wine festivals – including the Tri-Cities Wine Festival in Eastern Washington for the last 29 years.
I just wrapped up a nearly 16 year tenure as writer of a weekly wine column for The Bellingham Herald. I also write for a number of northwest publications including Wine Press Northwest, Bellingham Alive and North Sound Life magazines, and Whatcom Magazine.
I began teaching wine classes at Bellingham Technical College in 2004. Classes generally average two to three hours once a month on Saturday afternoons. Be sure to check the Page titled Wine Classes for current information. These have been well received and are a perfect opportunity to meet with me and get some hands-on training about wines.
Most everyone I’ve met in the wine industry has been eager to share their experiences as well as their wine, which makes my job a lot easier. There is a lot of good, quality wine being produced in the Pacific Northwest, so get out there and start tasting!
My philosophies about wine: Drink what you like, don’t be afraid to share with others what you taste and above all…have fun!