Category Archives: Past Articles

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 […]

The Reach of Red Mountain Extends Well Beyond its Vineyards

This article originally appeared, in part, in the January, 2021 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Tucked away on a hillside about 15 miles west of the Tri-Cities, the Red Mountain American Viticultural Area (AVA) is one of Washington’s most prominent wine grape growing regions. At just a shade over 4,000 acres, Red Mountain is small […]

In a Year Many of Us Would Like to Forget, Washington Wines Were Truly Memorable

This article originally appeared in the November/December, 2020 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Trying to come up with some of the best Washington wines in 2020 is a daunting task. With over 1,000 wineries and counting, the state’s winemakers are increasingly creating a “nice problem” for wine enthusiasts by providing them with quality wines to […]