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William Church 2017 Spring Release

Last weekend, William Church Winery released their spring wines: 2013 Sur La Mer, 2014 Malbec, 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2014 Keystone Series Syrah. #WAWineMonth At their winery in the Woodinville Warehouse District and their cozy tasting room in the Hollywood District of Woodinville, owners Rod & Leslie and wine maker Noah, along with their staff and volunteers, were pouring their four red... read more

Elysian Savant IPA Returns

First brewed in 2012, Elysian Brewing’s Savant IPA has returned after a five year hiatus. Available now through April 2017, the Savant IPA really knows how to make Nelson Sauvin Hops a star. The Elysian Brewing Savant IPA is a rich orange amber. Although not heavily aromatic, the nose is definitely tropical and citrus. The New Zealand Nelson Sauvin Hops is unique, in that is often referred to giving... read more

Celebrate Spring with San Juan Vineyard Siegerebbe

On our recent trip to Orcas Island we picked up a bottle of 2014 San Juan Vineyard Siegerebbe.  It was one of Ed’s highlight wines from last years Taste Washington and we wanted to used it for a wine pairing dinner. If you aren’t familiar with Siegerrebe it is not only a pleasant sipping wine, it is also a great wine for pairing with food.  San Juan Vineyard 2014 Siegerebbe is... read more

Dungeness Crab Salad with Thai Curry Dressing

The end of Dungeness Crab season may be drawing near, but a lot of the Washington beers and wines that pair so well with Dungeness Crab are being released or getting ready to be released. I released developed this recipe for a wine and food pairing dinner to pair with Siegerrebe using winter greens from the garden. I needed to tweak it a bit. The second time I made the curry dressing, Ed and I agreed that... read more

Washington Cask Beer Fest 2017

The annual Washington Cask Beer Fest takes place March 25, 2017 at the Seattle Exhibition Hall. Sponsored by the Washington Brewers’ Guild, the Cask Beer Fest is one of largest and longest running events of its kind. Cask beer is often considered natural or true beer. This because the beer is conditioned naturally. No carbon dioxide (CO2) is artificially added to the cask to give the beer... read more

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