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Sips of the Season

Sips of the Season The Loft at Latitude Forty-Eight Five WRITTEN BY FRANCES BADGETT | PHOTOGRAPHED BY KAITY TEER

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n March 12, guests gathered—many of them North Sound Life event regulars—at The Loft for an afternoon of wine and small plates. Dan “The Wine Guy” Radil presented wines from Lost River Winery located in Winthrop and Chef Steven Engels of The Loft created small plates to pair with the wines. Bellingham transplants John Morgan and Barbara House own Lost River Winery. Barb’s son Liam Doyle assists with marketing. Lost River self-distributes and specializes in European-style wines. The first wine of the afternoon was a 2014 Pinot Gris. Radil recommended that Pinot Gris be served at room temperature, belying the expectations for white wine. “If it’s too cold, you can’t get those wonderful fruit flavors,” Radil explained. Chef Steven paired the wine with an arugula salad with a citrus vinaigrette, orange wedges, and walnuts. A lovely balance of sweet, tangy and spicy, the salad paired beautifully with the slightly fruity wine. … continued on next page

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