Monthly Archives: August 2015

Newer Bellingham Micro-Boutique Winery Already Earning Accolades

This post originally printed in Whatcom Magazine’s August 24, 2015 issue. Quality, patience, and attention-to-detail winemaking are the hallmarks of La Chanterelle Winery, where the phrase, “small lots of handcrafted wines” has been taken to a new level. Located in the basement of Donatas Pocus and Lotte Freeman’s home in Bellingham’s Lettered Streets neighborhood, the […]

Yakima Valley Among Many With Record Early Harvests

Barbara Glover from Wine Yakima Valley reports the following on the 2015 wine grape harvest: “Washington’s first wine grape harvest of the season began in the Yakima Valley on August 7, 18 days earlier than 2014, which was an early harvest year. 2015 is believed to be the earliest wine grape harvest in Washington State […]

Chill Down That White Wine or Rose for a Refreshing Change of Pace

This article originally appeared in the August/September, 2015 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Summertime means chilled wine time; and nothing fits the bill better on a warm summer day than a chilled white wine or rosé. There are plenty of options available with these wines, so narrowing down the field with the best choices before […]