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Wine Sensory Class in Woodinville

“You mean you’re paying to drink flawed wines? On purpose? Why would you do that?” To this day, my husband doesn’t understand why I, or anyone, would taste anything that was knowingly corked, oxidized, or otherwise off. Yet, with what we pay for wine whether at a restaurant or to add to our collection, isn’t it of value to understand the aromas we experience when we uncork a... read more

Last Chance to Celebrate Washington Wine Month

Friday marks the end of Washington Wine Month, so why not celebrate it by going wine tasting? Local Seattle neighborhood Magnolia Village is hosting their popular Vino in the Village event. Bring your own glass and explore the neighborhood merchants while tasting special selections from 11 Washington wineries. Better yet, stock up on your favorite wines! The event is a fundraiser for the Magnolia Chamber... read more

Karen MacNeil on Washington Wine

“I must have more of this,” confessed Karen MacNeil of the Washington wine she was in town to showcase. Karen, author of the number one selling wine book The Wine Bible, would be addressing a full house the next day at her Taste Washington seminar, “Up Close with Karen MacNeil: What Makes Great Washington Wine Great?” At the seminar, Karen quickly got the audience’s attention with her... read more

20 Corners to Pour at Rockin’ Sips

New Woodinville brewery 20 Corners Brewing is a little off the beaten path. Tucked away into a cluster of warehouses northwest of the “Artisan Hill” district in Woodinville Wine Country, many probably don’t even know there is a business with its doors open to the public there. Nevertheless, beer lovers have clearly found the place and made it a destination. On a recent Thursday night the place was... read more

Forking Seattle Book Review

If you’re thirsty for knowledge about the people behind Seattle’s overflowing beverage scene, pick up a copy of Forking Seattle by local author Ronald Holden. While at first glance the book may appear to pay homage solely to Seattle’s food scene, take a closer look and you’ll find a section titled “I’ll Drink to That” which serves up stories on Washington’s wine and craft beer industries.... read more

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