Preserving Blue-Throated Macaws is the Goal at Dynasty Cellars

This article originally appeared in the April, 2020 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine What do malbec, merlot, and macaws have in common? They’re all likely to come up in a conversation with Peter and Olga Osvaldik, husband-and-wife owner/winemakers at Bellingham’s Dynasty Cellars. Preserving macaws, specifically the blue-throated variety, has become a passion of Peter’s that […]

Bibbiano Chianti Classico Needs to be at Your Dinner Table

2017 Bibbiano Chianti Classico (about $20) – Looking for an affordable, food-friendly Italian red to serve with dinner? This lovely little number from Tuscany should fit in perfectly. Vanilla, sweet cedar, and spicy aromatics lead off, while the initial wave of black currant flavors melt into brighter, leaner notes of pie cherry and savory cherry […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Winter, 2020

For the week of March 15, 2020: Adrice Wines 2017 Riveter Red – Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon – Winemaker Pam Adkins does a fine job with this tasty Cab that strikes the perfect balance between bright fruits of red currant and cranberry and darker, jammy blackberry and plum. The result is a wine with a […]

Great Article From Sean Sullivan Highlights Challenges Wineries Faced With 2019 Vintage

Check out Sean Sullivan’s recap of Washington’s 2019 vintage in a highly informative article on his Washington Wine Report web site. As consumers, we often forget that the quality of wines we drink can be traced back to prudent decisions in the vineyard. At no time was this more important than the 2019 vintage, which […]

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 […]

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