Category Archives: Past Articles

Woodinville Wine Country Matures Into a True Destination Location

This article originally appeared, in part, in the April, 2019 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine The City of Woodinville, located northeast of Seattle and an easy, 90-minutes-or-less drive from the North Sound, has become a mecca for Washington wineries. Alyssa Lilequist, Director of Marketing for Woodinville Wine Country, estimates that over 110 winery tasting rooms […]

This Valentine’s Day Try Something Crisp, Pink or Bubbly

This article originally appeared, in part, in the February, 2019 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Eschew the traditional – and sometimes disastrous – Valentine’s combination of red wine and chocolate, where the high sugar level and fat content of this much-loved confection can often overwhelm the flavors of the wine. This year, toss the truffles […]

At Home on Whidbey Island: Wine Bars and Tasting Rooms

This article originally appeared, in part, in the December, 2018 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Whidbey Island wine enthusiasts have reason to be happy. In addition to seven wineries clustered around the southern half of the island, the north end of Whidbey lays claim to two outstanding venues that are perfect for wine tasting: The […]

Whatcom County Wineries Look to Bounce Back

This article originally appeared in the October, 2018 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Any business has its ups and downs, and the Whatcom County wine industry is no different. It wouldn’t even be a stretch to say that the county has been in a bit of a downward cycle as of late, contracting from a […]

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 […]