Monthly Archives: October 2013

Big, Bold Reds Really Shine During “Red Wine Season”

With the cooler weather of autumn upon us and winter on the horizon, it’s time to recognize the start of what I refer to as, “red wine season.” No, this doesn’t mean you have to stop buying white wines until next spring. But if the weather has you feeling cold enough already and you’d prefer […]

Rotary’s Grape & Gourmet Showcases Great Food and Wine

Why should you consider attending this year’s Tenth Annual Grape and Gourmet event? I’ve got plenty of good reasons. First and foremost, this is a fundraiser sponsored by Bellingham Bay Rotary Club. All of the event proceeds will go to a number of local non-profit organizations supported by Rotary, including the Interfaith Community Health Center, […]

Taste of Tulalip

November 9, 2013 Arguably one of the premiere food and wine tasting events in the Pacific Northwest, the Taste of Tulalip showcases cuisine from the Tulalip Resort’s culinary staff and first-class wineries from the Northwest. At posting time, only the November 9 Grand Tasting Pass had tickets available. This incredible event features access to the […]

Alexandria Nicole Features Great Wines on Either Side of the Cascades

Alexandria Nicole Cellars has everything you could ask for in a winery…friendly staff, great wines, and tasting rooms on either side of the Cascades. I’ve yet to visit the Woodinville tasting room, but the Prosser location is one of my favorite stops in Eastern Washington. I especially recommend calling in advance to reserve a spot […]

Several Yakima Valley Wineries Give You Wines With a View

Many of Washington’s tasting rooms come with an added bonus during your visit: being able to enjoy the wines with a view. Whether they’re perched on a hilltop overlooking a surrounding valley or steps away from an outdoor patio nestled in the vineyards, winery tasting rooms frequently provide a tranquil setting and beautiful scenery to […]