“I started my wine consuming career with wine coolers and white zinfandel and am thrilled to have moved beyond both of those whines.” — Katie B.
Your proprietress, chief taster and all around wine-advice goddess is Katie Bechkowiak —aka Mrs. B. (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
A Bellingham native with a checkered (tablecloth) past, Mrs. B had delicious turns as chef, baker and pizza maker in as many states before turning to the world of wine and the more civilized schedule that came with it. She also returned to her hometown, though not before a nose-enlightening trip to France and considerable time spent refining her palate through work in a variety of vino vocational opportunities. Boosting wine sales wherever she went — wholesale, retail, big, small, grocery, boutique —Katie deepened her knowledge of wine and the wine business, while taking note of a few key factors:
Noodling on her blog soon after, she coined the term Vinostrology to describe how astrological signs can be associated with wine and provide an in-depth look at the personality and character of specific wines and varietals. This, she began to realize, could be her ticket to Mrs. B. paradise: an inviting happy place where tasters of all stripes get to talk about wine and people in a grape-rich, snob-free environment.
And here we are. Skipping over all the boring bits related to business plans, loan papers and real estate deals, Vinostrology is now operating live and in color on Holly Street, deep in the mellow heart of Bellingham, pouring 30 different wine personalities a day, every day, starting at $2.
What’s your wine? Come on in and find out!
120 West Holly Street Bellingham, Washington 98225 360.656.6817
(in the Parkade Building)