Category Archives: Past Articles

Pacific Rim: Dedicated to Riesling 365 Days a Year

This article originally appeared in the February, 2020 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Lengthening days, ever-so-slightly warmer temperatures, and a gradual shift in wine drinker preferences from red to white are all signs that spring is just around the corner. But at Pacific Rim Winery, located in West Richland near the Tri-Cities, the focus on […]

For Some Wineries, the Freshest New Releases are in the Can

This article originally appeared in the December, 2019 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Remember the now long-forgotten inferiority stigma attached to screw-cap wines when they started to enter the mainstream marketplace? It’s safe to say that canned wines are going to follow that same path; questionable in quality by some, but only until they try […]

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 […]