Category Archives: Past Articles

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 […]

Serving Wine With Dessert? Keep it Sweet and Simple

This article originally appeared, in part, in the October, 2020 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Think about the foods that might fall into the dessert category – cakes, pies, mousses, truffles, custards, tarts, to name a few  –  and you begin to realize there’s potentially a lot of territory to be covered when looking for […]

Hosting a Wine Tasting Party is a Perfect Small-Group Activity

This article originally appeared, in part, in the July/August, 2020 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Looking for a little social activity that’s low-cost, informative, and fun? Consider hosting a wine tasting party for a small group of friends; it’s a great way to stimulate conversation and lift your spirits while getting a fresh perspective on […]

Preserving Blue-Throated Macaws is the Goal at Dynasty Cellars

This article originally appeared in the April, 2020 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine What do malbec, merlot, and macaws have in common? They’re all likely to come up in a conversation with Peter and Olga Osvaldik, husband-and-wife owner/winemakers at Bellingham’s Dynasty Cellars. Preserving macaws, specifically the blue-throated variety, has become a passion of Peter’s that […]