Washington Wine Source

This month we had a meeting of our 1960’s fraternity brothers in the San Juan Islands off Seattle. Several of the guys, Fred and Tom, provided their boats as part of the extra-curricular activities, and to show our gratitude, we gave them each a mixed case of wine, and wine glasses engraved with the boats’ names (Classea and About Time).

We ordered the glasses through The Wine Company in Denver and they are great. The glasses are perfect for boats, because they are the new Magnesium Crystal (break-resistant) ones from Wine Enthusiasts. Oh, and they are dishwasher-safe, too!

For the wine gift, a wine trade friend (Tom Cygnar) told us about Compass Wines (www.compasswines.com/), right in Anacortes, where the ferry to the islands docks. We used their newsletter to survey their featured wines, and their website to score excellent Washington wines at decent prices.

We’d recommend this shop to anyone. And such service: Nikki delivered the wines before store opening hours as we waited in a (long) line for ferry boarding. Based on their website, they do quite a business in provisioning adventurers to the San Juan islands. Visit them!

By the way, Fred and Tom, and their wives, said the wines were GREAT! Thanks to Compass Wines!