Greetings Wine Lovers! Are you ready for some great wines from Washington and the Pacific Northwest? I’ve got plenty of recommendations to offer in a variety of styles, flavor profiles and price ranges that should make any wine enthusiast happy. In addition, my web site will give you the latest on wine-related events I’ll be […]

Exciting News for the Upcoming 2023 Bellingham Northwest Wine Competition

Coming in 2023: the 8th Annual Bellingham Northwest Wine Competition will move its “corporate headquarters” from Bellingham to Walla Walla, Washington and become the Pacific Northwest Wine Competition. Produced by the Whatcom Beer & Wine Foundation, the other elements of the 2023 event will remain unchanged from past years. The judged competition will be open […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Spring, 2023

For the week of June 18, 2023: Mellisoni Vineyards 2020 Bollicine Muscat Bubbly – Chelan winemakers Rob and Donna Mellison continue to expand their selections by offering this big, vibrant sparkler that’s a sensory delight for lovers of the Muscat grape. Enticing aromatics of honeysuckle and tangerine are accompanied by flavors of melon and lychee […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Winter, 2023

For the week of March 12, 2023: I’ll be taking the week off as I prepare to move from Bellingham to Walla Walla, Washington, where I’ll be continuing my role as President of the Whatcom Beer & Wine Foundation and moderator of our 8th Annual Judged Competition. Our “rebranded” event will become the Pacific Northwest […]

Elevate Your Charcuterie to the Next Level by Pairing it With the Proper Wine

This article originally appeared in the February, 2023 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine What’s not to like about a selection of meats, cheeses, olives, and marinated vegetables on a charcuterie tray? It’s easy to prepare, offers great variety, looks beautiful, and is meant to be shared in the company of others. With so many wonderful […]

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