Category Archives: Past Articles

Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris: Must-Have White Wines for the Summer

This article originally appeared, in part, in the August, 2019 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris: a trio of tasty white wines with medium to high acidity at their core and unlimited food-paring potential. They’re an absolute must to have in your cellar year-round and even more highly recommended as […]

Polarizing Yet Popular, Pinot Noir is Undeniably at its Best as a Food-Pairing Wine

This article originally appeared, in part, in the June, 2019 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Like it or not, Pinot Noir, especially when served with food, is irrefutably one of the best red wines to have on the menu. But Pinot’s practically mandatory link to food is often viewed as both its own best friend […]

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 […]