Monthly Archives: May 2013

Seifert & Jones Opens Wine Shop in Bellingham

If you’re a wineophile who’s been keeping your eyes open and your ears peeled you know that there’s a new wine shop in downtown Bellingham. However, if by chance this has slipped under you wine radar, let me fill you in on a few details and suggest you check it out. Owner/proprietors Ted Seifert and […]

Woodinville’s Pomum Cellars a Winery to Watch

I spent a bit of time with Javier Alfonso, owner/winemaker of Pomum Cellars, at this year’s Taste Washington event in March and his wines seemed to strike a chord with me. But I’ll be honest with you. I tried them towards the end of the event, when one is often suspended somewhere between a state […]

In Memorium: Mike Dunham

Mike Dunham, 69, co-owner and founder of Walla Walla’s Dunham Cellars passed away on May 18. Along with his son, Eric, Mike opened one of the Walla Walla area’s earliest wineries in 1997. He retired from his “second job” in the insurance industry in 2001 to became general manager of the winery on a full-time […]

Look to Woodinville for a Taste of Walla Walla Wineries

Walla Walla is one of my favorite Washington wine-related destinations and I try to travel there once a year for a visit. But in spite of the nice (and usually drier) change of scenery, the six hour-plus drive can be a sticking point. There are also accommodations, meals, and fuel costs to add to the […]

At Walla Walla Vintners the Focus is on Red Wines

I first visited Walla Walla Vintners in the mid-1990’s when only a handful of wineries existed in this now storied Washington wine region. I recall meeting with winemaker Gordy Venneri and tasting some blockbuster red wines that were worthy of comparison to nearby Leonetti Cellar. Little has changed since then except for the fact that […]