Compass Wines

+1 360-293-6500 1405 Commercial Ave.
Anacortes, WA 98221
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Welcome to the Compass Wines web page! Through our site, you can view our extensive inventory of wines from around the world, and order them through our secure network. In an effort to keep our inventory as up to date as possible, we modify our wine inventory a minimum of twice daily. – Description from iskicm

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  • AL - Garbage is a local band from Madison - did their first recordings at Vig Studios there.  Vig bought Full Compass Records decades ago.  I used to mess around at FCR in the early 70's.  The place spawned some outstanding DJ's and station managers back then.One of them started KGBFM is San Diego many years ago.  Anyway back to Garbage - they a... Read More

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  • When I first became interested in wine I used to get Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino mixed up, never mind having difficulty pronouncing them. A few years down the line I’d sorted it; both are from the Tuscan town of Montalcino in Central Italy, from the same grape variety, and come in a similar shaped bottle. Or had I? A recent vi... Read More

    From the article The Montalcino Wine Detective

  • Here is an interesting write up on a Washington Cabernet from Compass Wines.  They are a wine shop in Anacortes Washington run by Doug Charles.  Doug spent a considerable amount of time in the restaurant business and is a huge proponent of aging wine.  If you are ever searching for older wines, Compass is a place to check out.Anyway, on to the m... Read More

    Forum post in the topic High End Cabernet Sauvignon

  • It's interesting that a few new topics have popped up recently (Experiencing Cabernet Franc for one) and that my wife Sandra just today handed me an article by Dave McIntyre she cut out of a Washington Post newspaper dated 25 March 2015.  I'm starting this new topic based on this article "The wine cost four digits.  And the taste?" regarding the... Read More

    Forum post in the topic High End Cabernet Sauvignon

  • If you talk to the right people, you’ll learn very quickly that Portugal has controlled world trade for centuries, and is responsible for a myriad of inventions--including the compass, Christopher Columbus, the best sardines, and the croissant. (French bakers copied the Portuguese technique.) The Portuguese people who spin these tales are a dist... Read More

    From the article Under the Radar Value Bottles: Portugal

  • While formal application-based and panel-based nominations are closed for the ... ... Bob Betz (2014),  Compass Wines' Doug Charles (2013), Anthony's Restaurants' Budd Gould (2012) and Ray's Boathouse's Mo Shaw (2011). This year's awards ceremony will feature 15 winners from the following categories: restaurants, sommeliers, retailers, lifeti... Read More

    From the article Power To The People: Washington Wine Awards Voting Still Open

  • As many of you know I was recently at the North American Wine Blogger's Conference in Charlottesville Va. I met many passionate and enthusiastic folks there and had a blast. I'm going to try and get some of them to come over this way for a guest blogging stint, I'll hopefully be invited to do the same.I was wondering if any of you folks wanted t... Read More

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  • You're on death row, you're asked what you wish your last meal to be. What would you want your last meal to be,and which wine would you have with it? Read More

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  • From another thread:GregT: " Oh it makes my ears bleed. I need to go and drink a bottle of Sang de Cailloux"Dmcker: "So what's the 'terroir' for the blood of stones? Great naming for a domaine. Too bad you can't really get away with that type of name in English. Guess we have to suffice with 'Big House' or 'Suckfizzle' or '10 Minutes by Tractor'... Read More

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  • Memories are made of this; lazy evenings watching the sunset or the fireplace roar, the gentle touch of a hand, the warmth of your lover's breath on your skin and, of course, chocolate and wine. Make some memories this Valentine's day; you'll only need my help with the wine! The results of our most recent poll were overwhelming: most of you will... Read More

    From the article Three Wines for Valentine's Day


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