Category Archives: Past Articles

Structure Cellars is Part of Seattle’s Hip, Expanding Sodo District Wine Scene

This article originally appeared in the October, 2017 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Owning and operating your own winery might seem like a pretty cool occupation, but behind-the-scenes challenges requiring time, money, and sweat equity can make getting there a daunting task. The husband-and-wife team of Brian Grasso and Brandee Slosar know that firsthand. They’ve […]

Pacific Northwest Salmon and Wines: The Perfect Combination

This article originally appeared in the September, 2017 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine One of the great things about living in the Pacific Northwest is the availability of fresh, local seafood. Penn Cove mussels, oysters from Taylor Shellfish, and Puget Sound salmon are just a few of the many possibilities. Salmon is an especially prized […]

Left Coast Wines from Washington, Oregon and California are Enough to Keep Any Wine Lover Happy

This article originally appeared in the August, 2017 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine What would happen to the wine industry in the United States if, by some crazy chance, Washington, Oregon, and California were hit by a devastating plague that wiped out every vineyard in the three-state area? Would it be the “end of the […]

Don’t Ignore Those Red Wines Until After Summer…Enjoy Them Now!

This article originally appeared in the July, 2017 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Have you been ignoring red wines altogether during the summer months? Then it’s time to reconsider. Yes, a chilled white wine or rosé makes a great warm-weather adult beverage, but red wines deserve a little summertime love as well. Red wines pair […]

Washington Rose Wines: A Fashionable Choice That’s Here to Stay

This article originally appeared in the June, 2017 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine As little as 20 years ago, rosé wines from Washington wineries were, more often than not, likely to be a novelty instead of a tasting room standard. But since that time, rosés have really caught on; almost to the point that they’ve […]