Category Archives: Past Articles

There are Plenty of Wines to be Thankful for When Serving a Harvest Dinner

This article originally appeared in the October/November, 2016 issue of Bellingham Alive magazine The fall and harvest season is upon us, Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and big, indoor feasts will soon be the order of the day. Trying to pull off a near-flawless menu, especially while coping with family and out-of-town guests, can […]

Wines Increasingly Find Their Place at the Summer Barbeque

This article originally appeared in the August/September, 2016 issue of Bellingham Alive magazine. Remember the “good old days” of outdoor barbequing? Assemble a stack of charcoal briquettes in the grill, saturate them with lighter fluid, set it aflame, and, more often than not, burn the food to a crisp. Then serve with your favorite six-pack […]

Ready for a Picnic? Don’t Forget to Include These Pretty in Pink and White Wine Selections

This article originally appeared in the June/July, 2016 issue of Bellingham Alive magazine. Late spring and early summer is the time of year when Northwesterners will use almost any excuse to pack up the picnic basket, grab a bottle of wine, and dine outdoors. Leave those heavier, full-bodied reds for the barbeque. Picnicking practically demands […]

Washington’s Family Wineries Prove That Hard Work Pays Off by Producing Excellent Wines

This article originally appeared, in part, in the April/May, 2016 issue of Bellingham Alive magazine. If you think that most of Washington’s wineries are large, faceless, corporate-owned entities you might be in for a surprise. In fact, the vast majority of the 850-plus wineries in the state are small, family-owned enterprises that oversee every phase […]

Light to Medium to Full Body-Style Options are Enough to Keep Any Red Wine Drinker Happy

This article originally appeared in the February/March, 2016 issue of Bellingham Alive magazine. “Body style” is one of those wine descriptors you hear frequently, but may ignore all together when sifting through the wine section in search of the perfect bottle to serve with tonight’s meal. Body styles range from light to medium to full, […]