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Best BLEND?

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 as top contenders but no clear winner. I propose that it is Washington’s diverse terroir structure that creates wine blends that are frequently much more complex and intriguing than their individual counterparts. Don’t believe me? Come to BLENDSeattle this Sunday and taste for yourself!

Barrel tasting

Wine

With a focus on Washington wine, BLENDSeattle offers a delicious opportunity to taste wine blends from around the world. Sample diverse Washington wine blends from 40 different wineries. BLEND offers you the opportunity to taste the wines from the barrel as well as the bottle. Prestigious wine makers like Brian Carter, the first wine maker to focus on European style blends in Washington, will be pouring barrel samples of the varietals that compose their signature wine blends. In addition to the great selection of Washington wines, WINE WORLD & Spirits (sponsor) will be pouring samples of international wine blends for you to compare and contrast with Washington wine blends.

Food

oysters and sparkling wine

Oysters and Bubbles!

What is wine without really great food to go with it? The bubbles lounge was a great addition to BLEND last year, I saw more tweets about the fun and deliciousness of pairing Taylor Shellfish oysters with sparkling wine blends than any other topic. How does Poached Prawn Tower, Gazpacho Consommé, Harissa Crisp with Salish Honey and Cucumber Gelée sound to you? I am thinking it sounds delish and my biggest decision maybe where to go first: the prawns or Char-Grilled Octopus, Braised Artichoke, Preserved Lemon and Pesto Verde.

Places

BLENDThe third annual BLEND: The World’s Best Wine, Food & Places is the brain child of Jamie Peha, Table Talk Radio in collaboration with Columbia Hospitality. Not familiar with the name Columbia Hospitality? How about Salish Lodge & Spa, Cave B Inn & Spa, or Kenwood Inn & Spa in Sonoma? These luxury resorts are operated by Columbia Hospitality and by attending BLENDSeattle, you have a chance to win a get away or fine cuisine from Columbia Hospitality at one of their fine establishments. Who doesn’t need a break and a little pampering?

BLENDSeattle

Sunday, September 16, 2011 3-6pm

Bell Harbor International Conference Center

Tickets available online $49

 

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