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Do you have YOUR bottles of Black Raven Unabridged yet?

On Monday, Black Raven Brewing released UNABRIDGED, an eagerly anticipated collaboration brew with Stone Brewing. The Unabridged is a wine barrel aged Saison with sumo mandarin oranges and acacia. The above is an accurate description of this Washington beer but it doesn’t do this delicious saison any justice. Light golden in color, this is a dry and refreshing beer. Traditionally saison were the... read more

It’s Time to Celebrate Merlot Again

Ten years ago a certain movie made drinking Merlot uncool. Today, Merlot is regaining its former status as a noble grape. One of the Washington wineries championing the revival of Merlot is Woodinville based EFESTE. This coming weekend, you can join the EFESTE family in commemorating the revival of Merlot as a great variety while celebrating the ten year anniversary of the movie, Sideways! Since the... read more

EFESTE Wine and Food Pairing with Chef Jamie Callison

You don’t have to be intimidated by wine and food pairing, it can easy and delicious.  WSU Executive Chef Jamie Callison and EFESTE have a created an enjoyable evening to experience just how much fun food and wine pairing can be.  Join them on Thursday, January 23rd at EFESTE’s tasting room. Admission to the food and wine pairing event includes EFESTE wine tasting, pizza dinner hot out of... read more

5th Annual Rockin’ Sips Fundraiser

EFESTE is thrilled to announce the winery’s annual fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Ironically, a heartbreaking event inspired this annual celebration of wine and music. In 2006, winery owners Kevin and Angela Taylor learned that their young son Joe, grandson to ‘Big Papa’ Daniel Ferrelli and Helen Ferrelli, was diagnosed with Leukemia. He was 5 at the time. Happily, Joe... read more

Think Pink for Thanksgiving

Blustery rain storms don’t usually inspire me to drink a rosé wine, except for Thanksgiving time. It can be challenging to pair a single wine with the myriad of flavors. You can close your eyes and see a table laden with Thanksgiving favorites: turkey, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, squash and pumpkin pie. Many will go for a nice Washington white wine based on the turkey. I... read more

Change and Continuity at EFESTE

The torch was lit in London for the Olympics last night and EFESTE is  getting ready to pass  a torch too. EFESTE  announced yesterday  Peter Devison is joining their wine making team. Originally from Nova Scotia, Peter brings wine making experience from New Zealand and Australia down under, as well as working in the Washington wine industry since 2004. Although Peter has spent most of his wine making... read more

Lamb Jam 2011

The 3rd Annual Lamb Jam took place at Bell Harbor Conference Center, Sunday October 23, 2011. Lamb Jam increases in size every year and so does the amazing array of lamb and wine choices. [Show as slideshow] ... read more

Winners at the Winemaker Olympics

Winery teams battled for the gold at the Winemaker Olympic Festival on July 27th, at the Redhook Brewery Bowl. Previously a triathlon event this year’s festival was four separate competitions working with the tools and techniques of the wine making trade. The setting might have been casual but the competition was fierce! Wineries competed against one another in costumes and camaraderie to support the... read more

Black Raven Brewing vs EFESTE at Italianissimo

Food lovers rejoice! Beer and Wine can elevate food into a higher plane of deliciousness when the pairing is right. Although wine is well known for the ability to transform the dining experience, many believe that beer is an even better pairing. This Thursday you can decide for yourself when you dine with Black Raven Brewing and EFESTÉ at Italianissimo. Five Beers from Black Raven Brewing Five Wines from... read more

Pour on the Plaza 2011

It’s hard to go wrong when you are greeted at an event with a glass of bubbles. Upon arriving at the El Gaucho Bellevue’s Pour on the Plaza on June 25th to benefit the Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club, I was welcomed to the event and handed a glass of Domaine Ste Michelle Blanc de Blanc. I admit to initial disappointment that Pour in the Plaza was moved partially indoors as the sun was making... read more

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