Monthly Archives: March 2014

California, Oregon Great Sources for Pinot Noir

Finding pinot noir from Washington isn’t always easy. Finding a good pinot noir from the state can be even more difficult. Close-to-home wineries Challenger Ridge and Mount Baker Vineyards come to mind as producers of this finicky grape, as well as a few wineries in Eastern Washington within the Lake Chelan Appellation and from Gingko […]

California Well Represented at Vancouver International Wine Festival

Even though last month’s Vancouver, BC International Wine Festival had a decidedly European flavor, I found myself spending plenty of time around the California wine section. One thing that’s always appealed to me about California is the broad range of varietals and styles this top-producing US wine area has to offer. From its cooler coastal […]

Keenan’s, The Fork Feature Wine Lists With Washington Options

Like many of life’s greatest pleasures the formula is simple: When at home on the weekend, my partner and I stop what we’re doing late Saturday afternoon and take time out to enjoy a glass of wine. This usually involves going out to some place in Bellingham…sometimes to meet friends, sometimes to enjoy a nosh, […]

Vinostrology Wine Lounge Offers “Tax Relief”

Vinostrology Wine Lounge & Merchant is giving consumers a break this season with a tempting combination of tax relief and good wine. The downtown wine bar’s “Tax Relief” package is being offered to all taxpayers who join its wine club for six months. Members who join the 13th Sign Wine Club between now and April […]

Champagne and Sparkling Wines Make the Perfect Beverage for Brunch

In 1895, English writer Guy Beringer envisioned brunch as a breakfast-lunch hybrid meal served late morning to early afternoon on Sunday, a meal that “would make life brighter for Saturday-night carousers.” “Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting,” he wrote. “It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself […]