Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Fall, 2017

For the week of December 10, 2017: Rulo Winery 2015 Combine – Kurt and Vicki Schlicker have been making killer Syrahs from their Walla Walla winery for years, but don’t overlook their underrated and incredibly reasonably priced white Rhone varietals as well. This combination of Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, and Picpoul Blanc displays lots of citrus […]

Consider These Great Wine Choices for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and one of the great things about serving wines this time of year is that there’s essentially a wine for every palate and every budget. Novice wine drinkers may gravitate towards sweeter, fruitier wines while more serious wineophiles often look for something with good food-pairing potential. In-between you’ll often […]

Tulalip Resort Casino: Great Food & Wine Combine for a Unforgettable Progressive Dining Experience

Zacchoreli Frescobaldi-Grimaldi contributed to this article. Tulalip Resort Casino is an exceptional getaway, located just north of Seattle and an hour south of Bellingham. While the Resort offers to entertain you, you might also consider entertaining yourself – and your friends – by wining and dining with a “progressive style” approach during your visit and […]

Zinfandel: Big and Flavorful But Plenty of Potential to be Reserved and Elegant, Too

This article originally appeared in the December, 2017 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Zinfandel. Big, brambly, full-bodied, and a favorite of many; this oftentimes “brash” red wine grape is also perfectly capable of producing a more reserved and elegant flavor profile when needed. It’s that versatility that gives “Zin,” as members of its fan club […]

Domestic, International Wines Make Easy Pairing Choices for Thanksgiving Dinner

The cool thing about the traditional Thanksgiving dinner is that it’s so easy to pair with a number of different wines. Red, white, Rose…you’re virtually guaranteed to find something someone likes with their turkey, stuffing and potatoes and gravy. Here are a few choices for you to consider: Les Dauphins Cotes du Rhone Reserve Blanc […]

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