Category Archives: Past Articles

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 […]

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 […]