Category Archives: Past Articles

Make Your Holiday Season Even More Memorable with a Special Bottle of Wine

This article originally appeared, in part, in the November/December, 2021 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Do we overspend, overeat, and over-imbibe during the holidays? Almost certainly!  The holiday season means it’s time for special gatherings with family and friends, so why not celebrate with an extra-special bottle (or two) of wine? Variety is the key, […]

Bellingham’s Judged Wine Competition Gives Northwest Wineries Reason to Celebrate

This article originally appeared in the October, 2021 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine The 2021 Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival Judged Competition was one for the record books. It featured a record number of entries, participating wineries, and Gold and Double Gold medalists. It was also capped with a pleasant surprise: the Best in Show award […]

Serving Wines at Your Next Barbeque is as Simple as Red, White and Rose’

This article appeared, in part, in the August, 2021 edition of Bellingham Alive Magazine There’s no denying that an ice-cold beer and just about anything cooked on the outdoor grill make a great combination. But how about serving wines at the barbeque? Not only is the answer to that question a solid ‘yes,’ but it […]

Outstanding Wines Earn Chelan’s Mellisoni Vineyards Winery of the Year Honors

This article originally appeared in the June/July, 2021 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine The transformation of Chelan’s Mellisoni Vineyards from small-town winery to one of Washington’s finest has been nothing short of amazing. When the winery opened its doors in 2010, husband-and-wife owners Rob and Donna Mellison were operating their tasting room from the couple’s […]

At Wit Cellars, “We’re in it Together” Carries a Special Meaning

This article originally appeared, in part, in the April/May, 2021 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine When Flint Nelson, Carolina ‘Cat’ Warwick, and Gina Adams-Royer first met in 2015 to develop a plan for a new winery, they agreed that the winery name had to be simple and memorable. The three business partners decided on Wit […]