Category Archives: Past Articles

At Lake Chelan’s Succession Wines Your Tasting Experience Means Everything

This article originally appeared in the April, 2022 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine At Succession Wines, located on the north shore of picturesque Lake Chelan, husband-and-wife owners Brock and Erica Lindsay make it a priority to provide their guests with a first-class wine tasting experience. “We take a three-tiered approach,” notes Brock; “Excellent wines, excellent […]

Make Your Holiday Season Even More Memorable with a Special Bottle of Wine

This article originally appeared, in part, in the November/December, 2021 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Do we overspend, overeat, and over-imbibe during the holidays? Almost certainly!  The holiday season means it’s time for special gatherings with family and friends, so why not celebrate with an extra-special bottle (or two) of wine? Variety is the key, […]

Bellingham’s Judged Wine Competition Gives Northwest Wineries Reason to Celebrate

This article originally appeared in the October, 2021 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine The 2021 Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival Judged Competition was one for the record books. It featured a record number of entries, participating wineries, and Gold and Double Gold medalists. It was also capped with a pleasant surprise: the Best in Show award […]

Serving Wines at Your Next Barbeque is as Simple as Red, White and Rose’

This article appeared, in part, in the August, 2021 edition of Bellingham Alive Magazine There’s no denying that an ice-cold beer and just about anything cooked on the outdoor grill make a great combination. But how about serving wines at the barbeque? Not only is the answer to that question a solid ‘yes,’ but it […]

Outstanding Wines Earn Chelan’s Mellisoni Vineyards Winery of the Year Honors

This article originally appeared in the June/July, 2021 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine The transformation of Chelan’s Mellisoni Vineyards from small-town winery to one of Washington’s finest has been nothing short of amazing. When the winery opened its doors in 2010, husband-and-wife owners Rob and Donna Mellison were operating their tasting room from the couple’s […]