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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 […]

Exciting News for the Upcoming 2023 Bellingham Northwest Wine Competition

Coming in 2023: the 8th Annual Bellingham Northwest Wine Competition will move its “corporate headquarters” from Bellingham to Walla Walla, Washington and become the Pacific Northwest Wine Competition. Produced by the Whatcom Beer & Wine Foundation, the other elements of the 2023 event will remain unchanged from past years. The judged competition will be open […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Fall, 2022

For the week of December 4, 2022: Aluel Cellars 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon – Owner/winemakers Alex Oh and Samuel Hilbert have crafted a gem of a Cabernet, which pulls together all the characters you’d expect from the grape – big, bold, concentrated fruits and plenty of structure – while adding lovely touches of floral aromatics and […]

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 […]

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