Tuscany’s Montecucco Region Producing Some Fine Sangiovese

Montenero Winery 2015 Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG (about $25) – This up-and-coming Italian wine region is producing some terrific Sangioveses that make excellent choices to pair with your meal. Bold and complex, with great finishing acidity, this wine features both brighter fruit flavors of red currant and cranberry, as well as darker undertones of black cherry […]

Prosecco, Port Make Excellent Wines During the Holiday Season (and Beyond)

Here are a few recommendations of Prosecco and Port that make excellent choices during the holiday season. But don’t stop there; they can be enjoyed any time of year…and at prices that make them budget-friendly, highly affordable wines. Masottina Prosecco di Treviso Non-Vintage Brut (about $15) – From Italy’s Veneto region comes this lovely little […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Fall, 2019

For the week of December 15, 2019: VanArnam Vineyards 2015 Merlot – Kent and Allison VanArnam are doing a terrific job at their Zillah winery, with a great tasting room overlooking the Yakima Valley and a devoted fan base that is dedicated to the winery’s well-made wines. This Merlot strikes a nice balance between a […]

For Some Wineries, the Freshest New Releases are in the Can

This article originally appeared in the December, 2019 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Remember the now long-forgotten inferiority stigma attached to screw-cap wines when they started to enter the mainstream marketplace? It’s safe to say that canned wines are going to follow that same path; questionable in quality by some, but only until they try […]

Wine Dinner Series Announced for 2019/2020

Dan is pleased to announced that he’ll be moderating a series of three wine dinners at North Bellingham Golf Course’s 9Restaurant during the fall and winter months. This season’s dinners include: October 19, 2019 – Bodega Garzon, featuring Mele Sosa, Brand Ambassador December 7, 2019 – Townshend Cellars, featuring Brendon Townshend January 25, 2020 – […]

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