Category Archives: Past Articles

On a Budget? These Under-$20 Choices Prove There’s Good Wines to be Had in This Price Range

This article originally appeared in the January, 2017 issue of Bellingham Alive magazine With the holidays a distant memory in the rearview mirror, it’s time to focus on a new year, new beginnings, and, unfortunately for many of us, a fresh new set of credit card bills from the past season. The reality of our […]

Venture Out of Your Wine-Spending Comfort Zone and Consider These “Splurge” Wines

This article originally appeared in the December, 2016 issue of Bellingham Alive magazine. Whether it be gift-giving, party hosting, or just plain old everyday shopping…this is the time of year when many of us pull out all the stops. Holiday gatherings with good friends, good food, and of course, good wines, seem to make the […]

There are Plenty of Wines to be Thankful for When Serving a Harvest Dinner

This article originally appeared in the October/November, 2016 issue of Bellingham Alive magazine The fall and harvest season is upon us, Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and big, indoor feasts will soon be the order of the day. Trying to pull off a near-flawless menu, especially while coping with family and out-of-town guests, can […]

Wines Increasingly Find Their Place at the Summer Barbeque

This article originally appeared in the August/September, 2016 issue of Bellingham Alive magazine. Remember the “good old days” of outdoor barbequing? Assemble a stack of charcoal briquettes in the grill, saturate them with lighter fluid, set it aflame, and, more often than not, burn the food to a crisp. Then serve with your favorite six-pack […]

Ready for a Picnic? Don’t Forget to Include These Pretty in Pink and White Wine Selections

This article originally appeared in the June/July, 2016 issue of Bellingham Alive magazine. Late spring and early summer is the time of year when Northwesterners will use almost any excuse to pack up the picnic basket, grab a bottle of wine, and dine outdoors. Leave those heavier, full-bodied reds for the barbeque. Picnicking practically demands […]