Greetings Wine Lovers and Happy New Year! 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 […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Fall, 2016

For the week of December 18, 2016: Thurston Wolfe Winery 2012 Petite Sirah – There’s nothing petite about this red varietal and although it’s used primarily for blending purposes in Washington, a few wineries, including this release from Dr. Wade Wolfe, have ventured into the stand-alone category with excellent results. Slightly smoky aromas start you […]

Venture Out of Your Wine-Spending Comfort Zone and Consider These “Splurge” Wines

This article originally appeared in the December, 2016 issue of Bellingham Alive magazine. Whether it be gift-giving, party hosting, or just plain old everyday shopping…this is the time of year when many of us pull out all the stops. Holiday gatherings with good friends, good food, and of course, good wines, seem to make the […]

Sips of the Season Featuring Dynasty Cellars

Saturday, January 7, 2017 4:00 to 6:00 pm Dan will moderate a food and wine event at North Bellingham Golf Course’s 9Restaurant featuring four wines from Bellingham’s Dynasty Cellars. Each wine will be served with a small plate especially prepared by the restaurant’s Executive Chef, Nick Moss. Come spend a relaxing afternoon learning how to […]

In Memoriam: Scott Pontin

Scott Pontin passed away suddenly on September 26, 2016. Scott was a business operator and owner of Pontin del Roza Winery in Prosser. I met Scott at the very first wine festival I attended in the Tri-Cities in 1985. At the time, there were only a handful of wineries in the entire state, and the […]

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