Monthly Archives: April 2013

Dakota Creek’s New Releases May Be the Best Yet

I’ve followed the evolution of Dakota Creek Winery in Blaine almost since day one and it’s been a most rewarding experience. Husband and wife winemaker/owners Ken and Jill Peck have carved out a niche among Whatcom County wine enthusiasts by producing solid wines sourced from Eastern Washington’s Rattlesnake Hills Appellation. Their fan base appears to […]

Malbec Becoming Increasingly Popular With Washington Winemakers

While sifting through my archives I discovered that it’s been about four years since I gave malbec center stage in a wine column. At that time I noted, “It wasn’t too long ago that the only place you could find a malbec at your local grocer or wine shop was from France or Argentina. Today, […]

More Recommendations From Taste Washington

Last month’s Taste Washington event in Seattle proved to be a food and wine lover’s dream, as over one-fourth of the state’s nearly 800 wineries and scores of regional restaurants were assembled under one roof. One of the things I enjoy about this event is that there is no judging, no competition or no lengthy […]

Here Are My “Best of the Best” From This Year’s Taste Washington

Taste Washington, which touts itself as the “nation’s largest single-region wine and food event” took place at Century Link Field Event Center in Seattle on March 23 and 24. I was able to attend the first day’s four-hour tasting session, which featured about 225 Washington wineries and 60 restaurants in what some might describe as […]

Forgeron Cellars Chardonnay and Fish Soup

By Zacchoreli Frescobaldi-Grimaldi Yes, canned soups are convenient, but they always taste like a can. Homemade soups are easy to make and taste a hell of a lot better! Fish Soup Serves Six Forgeron Cellars 2011 Chardonnay(about $27 a bottle) pairs exceptionally well with this traditional French soup. For information on this and other Foregeron […]