Monthly Archives: September 2012

Visit Scenic Skagit Valley for a Taste of Tulip Valley Wines

I’ve got good news and bad news about Tulip Valley Winery in Mount Vernon. Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. Because this is still a small production facility, Tulip Valley Wines are not available in Bellingham. The good news is that it’s only a 30 to 40 minute drive to the […]

Leavenworth/Wenatchee Wineries Continue to Flourish

Like most parts of Eastern Washington, the greater Leavenworth/Wenatchee area has experienced a substantial increase in wineries over the past several years. This is still first and foremost home to some of the state’s top fruit orchards, but wineries are working their way onto the scene and eager to please wine enthusiasts and curiosity-seeking tourists. […]

Tempus Cellars Wines Expressive and Well-Balanced

Even if you live in Bellingham, which isn’t Washington wine country by any stretch of the imagination, you’re never far from a winery, wine shop or tasting room that can bring the taste of Eastern Washington closer to home. A few weeks ago my partner and I took a day-trip to Whidbey Island and on […]

Rose Makes an Excellent Choice Any Time of Year

I’ve noticed as of late that Bellingham’s Temple Bar has an ad proclaiming, “It’s Rosé Season.” Of course we know that drinking a particular type of wine can’t – and shouldn’t – be restricted to a certain time of year. But rosés do seem to lend themselves to summertime sipping. Rosés are colorful, flavorful, and […]