Monthly Archives: December 2015

Wine Tasting Benefit at Dynasty Cellars

Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm – Dan will be moderating a special event to benefit Bellingham’s Brigadoon Service Dog’s Veteran Services program ( The event will be held at Dynasty Cellars tasting room located at 2169 E. Bakerview Road in Bellingham. Each guest will receive four 3-ounce glasses of wine, perfectly […]

After Last Summer’s Wildfires Chelan Wineries are Primed for Visitors to Return

Last summer’s record-breaking heat brought with it a number of devastating wildfires to Eastern Washington. The Lake Chelan area was one of the hardest hit, and a series of fires that began there in mid-August burned thousands of acres in and around this region known for its resorts, outdoor recreation, and burgeoning wine industry. Nearly […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Fall, 2015

For the week of December 27, 2015: Try something sparkling from several Washington wineries! Possible choices include Masquerade Wine Company and Mount Baker Vineyards in Bellingham, Mountain Dome in Spokane, Chelan’s Karma Vineyards or Treveri Cellars in Yakima. Cheers and Happy New Year! For the week of December 13, 2015: Dunham Cellars 2011 Lewis Vineyard […]

Bellingham Alive “Sips of the Season” Event Features Thurston Wolfe/9 Restaurant Food and Wine Pairings

Start with solid, flavorful Washington wines, pair them with carefully planned, expertly prepared small plates, and serve them to an enthusiastic group of food and wine consumers. These elements converged to make Bellingham Alive’s Fall Sips of the Season a smashing success at North Bellingham Golf Course’s 9 Restaurant last November. Thurston Wolfe Winery provided […]

Compare and Contrast Old World and New World Wines for a Wide Range of Flavors and Tastes

This article originally appeared, in part, in the December, 2015/January, 2016 issue of Bellingham Alive magazine. Everyone has their taste preferences when it comes to wines…red versus white, Chardonnay versus Merlot, sweet versus dry. But there’s another potential division among wine drinkers that falls along geographic lines: “Old World” versus “New World.” Old World wines […]