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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

Pints for Prostates

Tie one on, a blue ribbon that is, at the Pints for Prostates event at Pike Brewing June 14, 2012.  They may know their IPA but do they know their PSA? “Tie One On” is not about drinking to get drunk. It’s about the blue ribbon, and we aren’t talking about Pabst Blue Ribbon 😛  Timed close to  Father’s Day, Pike’s Pints For Prostates event is a great way to... read more

Win FREE Cabernet Classic Tickets

Cabernet Classic returns on October 26th. The third annual Cabernet Classic celebrates the diversity and deliciousness of Washington Cabernet. Come taste Cabernet and Cabernet based blends from over 34 different wineries.New this year is the inclusion of some international Cabernet wines. Learn more about the unique style of Washington Cabernet by comparing and contrasting with Cabernet wines from around... read more

Pints and Pipes 911 Tribute

During the Silver City Brewery Anniversary Party yesterday, the Pierce County Firefighters Pipes & Drums Band honored the fallen firefighters of 9/11.   The band played a heart wrenching rendition of Amazing Grace, as party goers raised their pints in the air to pay their respects to those that sacrificed their lives in the attempt to save others. The tall trees of Bremerton served as a visual... read more

Silver City Brewery Celebrating 15th Anniversary

I love creativity when it comes to beer  BUT what really impresses me is when a brewery celebrates not only their creativity, but the craft and expertise in their beers. Silver City Brewery has been doing that for 15 years. On September 10th, Silver City Brewery will be celebrating their 15th Anniversary and launching Oktoberfest with one heck of a party! The festivities commence with the Brewmaster VIP... read more

Barrel Auction and Winemaker Picnic

How much would you pay for a BARREL of fantastic Washington wine to share with friends? I am talking some of the best wine in Washington state like Adams Bench, L’Ecole N° 41, Woodward Canyon and many more? How much would you pay if you knew that the money that you bid on that barrel goes to supporting uncompensated care at Seattle Childrens Hospital? A very special wine for you and your friends... read more

Winemaker Olympic Festival

Who says it isn’t an Olympic year? The Winemaker Olympic Festival (formerly the Woodinville Winemakers’ Triathlon) takes place this Wednesday, July 27, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Redhook Brewery in Woodinville, Washington.  More than the name has changed this year, the Winemaker Festival boasts a new format: Olympics, new organizer: Barrel Wine Tours and a new beneficiary: Heartbeat: Serving... read more

Melon Felons Auction and Party

For 17 years, I have been teaching breast exams to UW medical students. Less than one week after my first breast exam lab, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Although she survived that episode, she died  years later from leukemia, a side effect of her previous breast exam treatment. Her breast cancer treatment was aggressive, requiring radical masectomy, radiation and chemotherapy to combat the... 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

Don’t miss El Gaucho’s Pour on the Plaza!

Saturday, June 25th marks the 3rd Annual Pour on the Plaza where wine and food lovers gather to support the Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club. Enjoy the beautiful outdoor patio at El Gaucho Bellevue as you enjoy esteemed wines and exquisite food. Summer may be playing hard to get with us, but if we have even half as much sun as last year’s Pour on the Plaza, you are looking at a great weekend. The... read more

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