Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Spring, 2023

For the week of March 26, 2023: Goose Ridge Vineyards 2019 Vireo Red Wine – This perennial blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot always seems to carry a nice, voluptuous quality, and this vintage is no exception. The alcohol content has been toned down a bit from years past, and that gives it a […]


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 Winter, 2023

For the week of March 12, 2023: I’ll be taking the week off as I prepare to move from Bellingham to Walla Walla, Washington, where I’ll be continuing my role as President of the Whatcom Beer & Wine Foundation and moderator of our 8th Annual Judged Competition. Our “rebranded” event will become the Pacific Northwest […]

Elevate Your Charcuterie to the Next Level by Pairing it With the Proper Wine

This article originally appeared in the February, 2023 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine What’s not to like about a selection of meats, cheeses, olives, and marinated vegetables on a charcuterie tray? It’s easy to prepare, offers great variety, looks beautiful, and is meant to be shared in the company of others. With so many wonderful […]

Taste Washington 2023 Tickets On Sale Now

SEATTLE (December 15, 2022) –Taste Washington is making its big return to Seattle in March 2023, and today tickets are officially on sale for the iconic Grand Tasting and Seminar Series. After a 3-year hiatus, the nation’s largest single-region wine and food festival will celebrate its 23rd year in 2023. Taste Washington is anchored by […]

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