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 […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Fall, 2022

For the week of September 25, 2022: XOBC Cellars Proud Sparkling Rose’ – One of XOBC’s founding partners is singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile, and together with three other women (as well as Rotie Cellars’ winemaker Sean Boyd), they’ve collaborated to form a socially conscious winery that’s also turning out some stunning wines. This absolutely delicious sparkling […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Summer, 2022

For the week of September 18, 2022: Mount Si Winery 2016 Merlot – A 2016 vintage Merlot still available on a winery’s list of current releases? Yes, and this selection from Snoqualmie Valley winemaker Jim Larsen is holding up beautifully. Complex aromas of green herbs, tea leaves, and sweet tobacco are followed by gobs of […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Spring, 2022

For the week of June 19, 2022: Malaga Springs Winery 2016 Malbec – This fine effort from winemaker/owner Al Mathews – a mature Malbec that still has plenty of cellaring potential – deserves your attention. Cedar and toasted walnut aromas fill the glass, with upfront flavors of black currant and Marionberry that transition into brighter […]

At Lake Chelan’s Succession Wines Your Tasting Experience Means Everything

This article originally appeared in the April, 2022 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine At Succession Wines, located on the north shore of picturesque Lake Chelan, husband-and-wife owners Brock and Erica Lindsay make it a priority to provide their guests with a first-class wine tasting experience. “We take a three-tiered approach,” notes Brock; “Excellent wines, excellent […]

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