Monthly Archives: April 2006

Dinner at Bistecca Italian Steakhouse

I’ll be moderating a six-course dinner at Bellingham’s Bistecca Restaurant featuring wines from Thurston Wolfe Winery in Prosser, Washington. Thurston Wolfe has come out with some awesome wines and I think you’re really going to be impressed with how well they’re drinking right now. The event gets underway at 6:30 pm and is located at […]

StarSail Cruises Combines San Juan Islands Tour with Winery Visits

Imagine cruising the San Juan Islands on a beautiful summers day while enjoying a glass of wine and stopping along the way to visit wineries in and around the islands. Thanks to StarSail Cruises, a Redmond-based charter company, you can make this dreamlike scenario a reality. On June 22, wine lovers can depart from Bellingham […]

Wine Class at BTC

2:30 to 4:30 pm – Wines From Down Under. Sample and learn about wines from Australia and New Zealand. Click on the Wine Classes Page for more information.

Great Cabernets Coming from Washington State

Washington State continues to produce some truly amazing Cabernet Sauvignon. The grape may still trail Merlot in terms of red wine production, but there‚Äôs no denying that Washington Cabernets have earned their place as some of the best in the world. The quality of Cabernet is due in no small part to the ideal growing […]


Rosenblum Paso Robles 2004 (about $20): Another gorgeous California Zin surrounded with gobs of cherry, ultra-dark plum and blackberry flavors. There’s also plenty of spice on the finish along with just enough tannins to give the wine a bit of structure. Outstanding!