There is no doubt about it, Seattle magazine knows how to throw a great party! This summer we attended their annual Red, White, and Brew event which is not only a fantastic tasting experience, but also a celebration of the winners –  our heroes – of Seattle magazine’s Annual Washington Wine Awards. Washington wine, Washington beer, and food prepared by some of our crazy good local restaurants are what this party is made of.


During a brief ceremony on-stage, people who are taking our ever evolving Washington wine industry to the next level were recognized for their contributions. Among them, Dr. Wade Wolfe of Thurston Wolfe Winery received the Walter Clore Washington Wine Ambassador Award.

David LeClaire enjoys some Washington wine at Red White and Brew. Photo by MattoPhoto Photography.

Enjoying Washington wine at Red White and Brew. Photo by MattoPhoto Photography.

The highlight of the event was a walk around tasting featuring the winners of the Washington State Wine Awards in the Winery and Winemaker, Red Wine, White Wine, Sparkling Wine, and Rosé categories.

If that sounds enticing, then be sure to purchase tickets to the Seattle magazine 50th Anniversary Party! For those awaiting a night to play dress up, this is it. Guests are encouraged to get gussied up in their favorite black and white suits and party dresses with a black tie optional dress code.

  •  What:  Seattle magazine 50th Anniversary black and white ball
  • When:  Thursday, November 17th, 2016
  • Where:  Fremont Studios (which, by the way, is a fun spacious venue!)
  • Tickets:  Available online

Over 40 local wineries, breweries and distilleries will be pouring at the event. It seems highly unlikely guests will go thirsty! Seriously, we’re talking  Washington State Wine Tasting Lounge, Craft Cocktail Bar, Build-your-own Seattle Mule Bar, and Brew Lounge.

Washington State Wine Lounge
Robert Ramsay Cellars
Desert Wind Winery
Charles & Charles
Novelty Hill-Januik Winery
Sparkman Cellars
Nine Hats Wines
Sonoris Wines
Two Vintners
Dusted Valley 
Lauren Ashton Cellars 
Warr-King Wines 
Double Canyon 
Seven Hills Winery 
Barons Winery
Market Vineyards 
DeLille Cellars
Reds Wine Bar 

Pike Brewing
Fremont Brewing
Stoup Brewing
Elliott Bay Brewing
Lantern Brewing
Schooner Exact Brewing
Rainier Brewing Company

Of course, the adult beverages will be accompanied by food from some legendary Seattle restaurants as well as local musicians and other entertainment. For more information and a full list of participants, visit We hope to see you there!