The Legend of Stout Pumpkin Risotto

Well this Stout, Pumpkin and Mushroom Risotto. may only be a legend in my mind but I wanted to tie this post in with Halloween.  Besides, I might be feeling a tad big pumpkin headed today. So why re-visit this recipe today? Here are my reasons in chronological order, not necessarily order of importance. 1) I would rather taste this savory, earthy and creamy  Stout, Pumpkin and Mushroom Risotto for... read more


BLEND  wine, food and friends into a fun and delicious afternoon this Sunday, September 16 from 3-6pm at Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle. BLEND showcases Washington Wine’s best wine varietal: the BLEND! Years of debate and lively discussion surround the topic of which grape is Washington Wine’s “signature” varietal with Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet and/or Riesling... read more

IPA Day – Washington Style

Celebrate #IPADay with some of Washington’s best beers! August 2, 2012 is the second annual #IPADay. Although #IPADay is a universal celebration of the India Pale Ale, I suggest you raise a pint with some Washington IPA. To help commemorate the #IPADay, I have created a quick list of IPAs that I thought were particularly tasty these last couple of months. I can’t guarantee that all of these... read more

Change and Continuity at EFESTE

The torch was lit in London for the Olympics last night and EFESTE is  getting ready to pass  a torch too. EFESTE  announced yesterday  Peter Devison is joining their wine making team. Originally from Nova Scotia, Peter brings wine making experience from New Zealand and Australia down under, as well as working in the Washington wine industry since 2004. Although Peter has spent most of his wine making... read more

Session Fest 2012

Celebrate the brew, not the buzz at Session Fest 2012. The second annual Session Brew Fest kicks off on July 27 and goes through July 29th.  From open to close, Naked City Tap House and Brewery will be hosting Session Fest with over 25 beers clocking in at 5% or under Alcohol By Volume (ABV). Initiated by Paul Orchard of the Northwest Beer Guide, Session Fest is designed to take the focus off of the buzz... read more
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