Monthly Archives: September 2014

Wines Becoming More Popular at Football and Tailgate Parties

Wine? At a tailgate or football party? Alongside bloody marys, assorted other cocktails and the king of football beverages, beer? I say, there’s absolutely no reason not to include wine and I’ve got a few theories as to why wines have become increasingly popular at football-related events. For starters, there’s simply more (and better) food […]

Stemmari Offers Pinot Grigio and Intriguing White Blend

Originating in Sicily, Italy, Stemmari Winery has a couple of white wines I recently tried for you to consider. Their 2013 Pinot Grigio (about $10) has some nice, true-to-the varietal flavors of lemon and white peach, and good acidity that lends itself to the wine’s crisp finish. The wine should pair well with a variety […]

Watermill Winery a Standout Among Walla Walla Valley Appellation Wineries

Mention the words “Walla Walla Valley” in a wine-related conversation and you’re likely to receive a smile and a nod of approval. Wines produced from this Washington wine region have developed quite a reputation over the last several years. And with that recognition you can expect to pay higher prices – some of it warranted […]

Wine Dinner at 9 Restaurant

October 18, 2014 – Dan will moderate a five-course wine dinner featuring Annette Bergevin of Bergevin Lane Vineyards in Walla Walla. The event begins at 6 pm with seating for dinner promptly at 6:30. 9 Restaurant is located at 205 West Smith Road in Bellingham and is part of North Bellingham Golf Course. Phone the […]

Take a Day Trip Drive and Visit Challenger Ridge Winery

Looking for an afternoon getaway that includes good wines in a quiet, rural setting? A trip to Challenger Ridge Winery could be just what you need to fit the bill. Located just west of the town of Concrete, the winery is a leisurely one-hour drive from Bellingham and a visit makes for a terrific day […]