Goose Ridge Provides Washington Wineophiles With Tasting Rooms Throughout the State

This article originally appeared in the May, 2017 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Since opening in 1999, Richland, Washington-based Goose Ridge Estate Vineyard and Winery has quietly and steadily become a major player in the state’s wine industry. 2,200 vineyard acres, four statewide tasting rooms, and four distinct labels – with a combined annual production […]

Stunning Oregon Chardonnay Well Worth the Price

Knudsen Vineyards 2015 Chardonnay (about $45) – Who says the best Oregon white wine is a Willamette Valley Pinot Gris? One taste of this beautiful Chardonnay from the Dundee Hills area may make you think otherwise. The wine opens with lovely aromas of toasted oak and tropical fruits, followed by generous flavors of baked apple […]

Amazing Array of Wines Can Cover Any Scenario During the Northwest’s Fickle April Weather

This article originally appeared in the April, 2017 issue of Bellingham Alive magazine. There’s an old saying around the Pacific Northwest this time of year, “if you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute.” April is one of those crazy, capricious months where the calendar says spring, but the weather doesn’t always agree. Hail, […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Winter, 2017

For the week of March 12, 2017: DeLille Cellars 2014 D2 Red Wine – This combination of primarily Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon has a surprisingly bright base of red fruits including raspberry, cherry, and even cranberry. Underneath this lies a subtle, darker layer of chocolate and black olive with a touch of sweet cedar on […]

West Coast Features Wine Festivals from Vancouver, BC to Bellingham to Seattle

This article originally appeared in the March, 2017 issue of Belligham Alive magazine. One of the many great things about living in Bellingham and the Whatcom County area is the “small town feel” the region carries while still lying in close proximity to two major metropolitan areas. With Vancouver, British Columbia to the north and […]

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