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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

Beer Church IPA : Drink Good, Do Good

2016 Beer Church IPA will be released November 12, 2016. Brewed at Georgetown Brewing, the 2016 Beer Church IPA is a limited release collaboration beer, brewed together with Airways Brewing, Big Al Brewing, Two Beers and Beer Church to benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Beer Church is a Seattle based organization that gathers beer lovers to do good.  Part of that is... read more

EFESTE Rockin’ Sips for LLS

Celebrate wine, love, life, family and fun at the 7th annual EFESTÉ Rockin’ Sips on Saturday, February 27, 2016. Rockin’ Sips is EFESTÉ Winery’s biggest event of the year, featuring a delicious assortment of Washington wine and beer, food and entertainment that is all for a great cause: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). EFESTÉ, Long Shadows Vintners and Waters Winery will be pouring... read more

2nd Annual Woodinville Winemaker, Brewer and Distiller Triathlon

Ever wondered what other hidden talents your favorite beverage producer might possess? They boast of their creative exploits with guitar displays on their walls and serenading us at events but what about athletic? How fast can your favorite wine maker run, paddle or bike? Woodinville Wine Country, the nonprofit trade association responsible for building awareness of the quality and diversity of... read more

Change a Life – Enjoy Some Beer and Wine!

Today I write on behalf of our beloved founder of Washington State Wine and Beer, Bean Fairbanks, who is probably going to be totally embarrassed over this post. I’ll ask for forgiveness later. Just remember, this is coming from good intentions! Bean, an impassioned advocate for the Washington wine and beer industry, was diagnosed with MS in 1987. This past January, her beloved service dog, Ebony,... read more

Winter Wag

Winter Wag is designed for dog lovers, winter sport lovers and of course beer lovers! Winter Wag is partly about avalanche awareness and partly a fundraiser to benefit  Crystal Mountain’s Avalanche Dogs. Winter Wag takes place November 15, 2014 4-9pm Crystal Mountain’s Avalanche Dogs go through vigorous training to assist the ski patrol in a avalanche rescue. Once they are certified,... 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

The Legend of Stout Pumpkin Risotto

Well this Stout, Pumpkin and Mushroom Risotto. may only be a legend in my mind but I wanted to tie this post in with Halloween.  Besides, I might be feeling a tad big pumpkin headed today. So why re-visit this recipe today? Here are my reasons in chronological order, not necessarily order of importance. 1) I would rather taste this savory, earthy and creamy  Stout, Pumpkin and Mushroom Risotto for... read more

Washington Wine Barrel Auction: Previews and Reviews

Say ‘hello’ to August and the Auction of Washington wines. August 2011, I distinctly remember standing on the grounds of Chateau Ste. Michelle winery,reciting the alphabet.  You would think that as a trained librarian, I could do that in my sleep but before the evening was out, I was having a bit of trouble.  You see, Bean had given me the enormous task of sampling all the wines offered up... read more

Best Rose and White wines for summer?

Are you looking for some great Washington wines for your summer sipping? The tenth annual Rosé Revival was a showcase of Washington wines, featuring both rosé wines and white wines. Twelve judges tasted 60 different wines from 30 different Washington wineries at this annual celebration of rosé wines at Ray’s Boathouse. It wasn’t easy to narrow down the best Washington rosé and white wines... read more

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