Monthly Archives: January 2013

Wine Dinner at 9Nine Restaurant

February 9, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm – Join Dan as he moderates a five-course dinner prepared by classically trained chef, Zacchoreli Frescobaldi-Grimaldi, along with wines served from a number of first-class Washington wineries. Scheduled to attend will be winemakers from Dynasty Cellars, Terra Blanca Winery, Stephenson Cellars, Robert Karl, Treveri Cellars and Barrister […]

Samish Island’s Golden Distillery Producting Stellar Brandies & Whiskeys

People who live on Samish Island in Skagit County must know who lucky they are. Situated between Samish and Padilla Bays, this picturesque, somewhat isolated area is the site of oyster farms and estuaries teeming with bald eagles, hawks and herons. And now, to add to their good fortune, it’s also home to one of […]

“Good Value for the Money” Wines Never Grow Old

“Fiscal cliff,” “superstorm,” “bucket list;” I don’t know about you, but I’ve had just about enough of these overused buzz words and phrases that seem to pop up almost everywhere nowadays. But when it comes to wine, there’s one phrase I never get tired of: good value for the money. As I’ve noted in the […]

Gamache Vintners Produce Wines That Reflect Terrior, Quality Winemaking

The story behind Gamache Vintners is a familiar one. After 20 years of providing grapes for other wineries from their vineyard north of the Tri-Cities, brothers Bob and Roger Gamache decided to establish their own label in 2002. A tasting room in Prosser opened shortly thereafter, and it’s conveniently located just off Interstate 82 in […]

Masquerade Wine Co. Nets Double Gold at SF Chronicle Wine Competition

Bellingham’s Masquerade Wine Company earned Double Gold honors at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for its recently released Effervescing Elephant Sparkling Wine. Over 5500 wines were judged during the competition. Only eight wines were awarded Best of Class and nine received Double Golds. A list of winners (along with approximate retail prices) include the […]