Monthly Archives: November 2007

Food & Wine Class at Fools Onion Restaurant

6:00 to 8:30 pm – An Evening of Wine and Food Pairing – Aussie Style. Dan teams up with Whatcom County chef and cookbook author Mary Ellen Carter for a autumn menu paired with stunning Australian wines. Click on the Wine Classes Page for more information.

Washington Malbec: A Fine Example of the Stellar 2005 Vintage

A few weeks ago I attended a blind tasting with friends where malbec was the featured varietal. Eight wines were poured into identical decanters, numbered, and then ranked in order of preference after each was sampled two to three times. The tasting included six malbecs from Argentina and two from Washington. The overwhelming favorites – […]

Pinot Noir

Sticks 2004 (about $19) : An absolute gem of a red wine from the Yarra Valley in the Australian state of Victoria. Filled with plenty of dark currant and cranberry flavors, the wine has a bit of a smoky, earthy quality that balances out the fruit and rounds out the acidity. Great with chicken, duck, […]

Gear Up for the Holidays With Champagne and Sparkling Wines

Planning a party or social gathering in the next few weeks? Then be sure to include a variety of Champagnes and sparkling wines, which always add a nice, festive touch to any occasion. These wines come in a wide range of styles, flavors and prices that are certain to meet both your taste preferences and […]

Tri-Cities Wine Festival

6:00 to 10:00 pm – Enjoy an evening of Northwest wines from Washington, Oregon and Idaho at the Red Lion Inn Ballroom in Pasco, Washington. Tickets for the event run $55.00 per person and include cheeses, bread and chocolate. Hors d’oeuvres will also be available for purchase at an additional charge. Book a room at […]