Segura Viudas: Top-Quality Cavas From an Area Rich in Tradition

Located in Spains’ Penedes region, Segura Viudas was founded in an area with winemaking roots that have been traced back over 800 years. The winery itself was established in 1959, and those familiar with the Segura Viudas label have come to appreciate the winery’s reputation for producing consistently good sparkling wines at very affordable prices. […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Spring, 2020

For the week of June 14, 2020: Succession Wines 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon – Lawrence Vineyards is the starting point for this stunning Cab, and if you haven’t tried anything from this overachieving, underappreciated wine region you’re truly missing out on some stellar fruit. The vineyards are located, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere in […]

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 […]

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