Monthly Archives: December 2008

2008 Washington Wine Year in Review: More Blends, Varietals, and Another Promising Vintage

As we wind down on 2008, this seems as good a time as any to do an assessment of the past year for Washington wineries and take a look at what lies ahead. While I was sampling wines and schmoozing with winemakers during the Tri-Cities wine festival in Pasco last month, several things came to […]

Close Out the Year With a Versatile Champagne or Sparkling Wine

Many of us seem to restrict our buying of Champagne and sparkling wines to the last couple of weeks in December. That’s a shame, really, because the versatility and compatibility of these wines with a wide variety of foods makes them an ideal beverage virtually any time of year. Prices can run the gamut from […]

Winter Fun: Food, Friends and Good Washington Red Wines

One of my favorite indoor winter activities is inviting over a group of friends and sharing a variety of red wines. The preparation is fairly simple – provide a few easy to make appetizers or cheeses, a sliced baguette or two and several choices of good red wines. Today I’d like to conclude my series […]

Warm Up This Winter With a Washington Red Wine

Wine preferences seem to change with the seasons and as we head towards the winter months most people invariably drink more red wines. This all makes perfect sense when you think about it. In the summer, a chilled bottle of, say, rosé or sauvignon blanc makes a terrific beverage on a hot day; but in […]

Wine Dinner Class at BTC

6:00 to 9:00 pm – Whatcom County Wine Dinner. Join Dan as he discusses some of the best wineries in Whatcom County. Then sample their wines along with a five course dinner prepared by BTC Chef Marc Eilberg. Click on the Wine Classes Page for more information.