Category Archives: Past Articles

In the Wine Versus Beer Debate, Wine Has the Summertime Edge

This article originally appeared, in part, in the August, 2018 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine How about this for a review of a refreshing, summertime beverage? “The color is gold and gives off a medium lemon aroma. Mild tartness keeps (it) interesting…with a clean finish. Floral flavors with earthy undertones are present from front to […]

Tri-Cities and Prosser Areas: A Haven for Washington Wine Enthusiasts

This article originally appeared, in part, in the June, 2018 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Western Washington wine lovers in search of a wine-related getaway should look no further than the eastern side of the state. The Tri-Cities and Prosser areas boast plentiful sunshine, a dry climate year-round, and scores of wineries that feature some […]

Vinostrology Shines as Downtown Bellingham Wine Bar and Lounge

This article originally appeared in the April, 2018 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Bellingham native Katie Bechkowiak had plenty of prior experience in the restaurant and wine industries when she began toying with the idea of opening up her own wine bar. Then, while wrapping up a visit to the city’s Bloedel Donovan Park, she […]

Walla Walla Valley Wines, Grapes, and Wineries are Flourishing With Connections Throughout Washington

This article originally appeared in the February, 2018 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine The explosion of wineries in the Walla Walla Valley mirrors the impressive growth of wineries in Washington State. How impressive? Consider this: according to the Washington Wine Commission there were 163 wineries statewide in the year 2000. Today the state boasts over […]

Zinfandel: Big and Flavorful But Plenty of Potential to be Reserved and Elegant, Too

This article originally appeared in the December, 2017 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Zinfandel. Big, brambly, full-bodied, and a favorite of many; this oftentimes “brash” red wine grape is also perfectly capable of producing a more reserved and elegant flavor profile when needed. It’s that versatility that gives “Zin,” as members of its fan club […]