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Pike Vita Blonde Coffee Ale Collaboration Celebrates Metropolitan Market

Uptown Metropolitan Market is celebrating their 10th anniversary with a unique beer brewed  just for them: Pike Vita Blonde Coffee Ale. The Pike Vita is a collaboration ale between Pike Brewing and Caffé Vita in honor of Metropolitan Market. The Pike Vita Blonde Coffee Ale was released October 21, 2016 and is now available in 22 oz bottles at Metropolitan Markets for only $4.99. Pike Brewery and the... read more

Taste Washington 2016 White Wine Highlights

I had the great pleasure last weekend to attend Taste Washington 2016.  My assignment, to cover white wine varieties, was definitely a challenge given there were more than 225 wineries represented at the Grand Tasting.  Some of my old favorites maintained their excellent wine making and some new wineries to me that really stood out in their specific specialties.  Before going into more detail about my... read more

Food Friendly White Wine for a Bargain

Hogue Cellars Gewürztraminer is a great bargain Washington wine.Washington isn’t known for its wine bargains, but here is a delicious, well made Washington white wine for only $10! Intensely aromatic, my nose wants to linger inside the glass to really enjoy the bouquet of lychee, grapefruit and summer roses. This fruity Gewurtraminer is teases you on the tip of the tongue with its lychee sweetness... read more

Woodslake Due Anni

A couple of years ago, a bottle of Patterson Cellars Woodslake Due Anni red wine was the “IT” present at a Christmas party. I lost track of how many times that bottle of wine circled the room as people dissatisfied with the wine they had opened, stole the Woodslake Due Anni from someone else. The party gift rules stated bring a wrapped bottle of wine $15 or under and the Due Anni was the star... read more

Chatter Creek 2007 Viognier: Elegant Bargain

When searching for a summer white wine, you will probably see 2010 vintages on the shelf of your favorite wine store but don’t pass over the 2007 Chatter Creek Viognier especially when you can buy it for under $10. This Washington Viognier is a dry and delicate white wine.  Serve it slightly chilled for a refreshing apertif but don’t let this wine get too cold or some of its best... read more

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