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

Gold Medal Experience: Grand Wine Tasting

The Seattle Wine Awards Grand Wine Tasting is a gold medal experience. After a year off, the Seattle Wine Awards Grand Tasting returns with a revised format Sunday July 22. This year,  the award winning wine makers gather at the Rainier Club to present their gold medal award winning wines for you to taste. EVERY wine poured at this premiere event is a DOUBLE Gold or GOLD award winning wine. Spend a summer... read more

Glencorrie Winery Visits Seattle

Last June we had the good fortune to discover Glencorrie Winery at the Seattle Wine Awards. In fact, we liked the Glencorrie lineup of red wines so much that we made a point of going to their winery later that month when we visited Walla Walla. What makes these Washington wines so great? Perhaps it’s because production is limited to just about 650 cases of wine in order to produce the highest quality... read more

God, Family, Farm, Wine: Coyote Canyon Featured Winery for August 2010

We talk a lot about the passion for wine and the stories behind the wine makers. Mike Andrews shares not only his passion for wine but the essential ingredients that create that wine: farming, family and God. On the way back from the Wine Bloggers Conference of North America, (WBC10), we had the pleasure of spending the entire day with Mike Andrews as he offered us a tour of his winery and vineyards and... read more

Revisiting 2010 Seattle Wine Award Winners

It’s been over a month since The 2010 Seattle Wine Awards Grand Tasting took place, and the memory of that fabulous day is still fresh! If you’ve read the posts by Bean and Ed, you know this is an event not to be missed. In my humble opinion, this wine event is exceptional from start to finish. Seattle Wine Awards Executive Director Christopher Chan does an excellent job of taking care of the industry... read more

Save the Walla Walla Wineries!

While driving to Walla Walla for the Wine Bloggers Conference, things along Highway 12 seemed a little different. We were puzzled when we didn’t see the wineries we usually drive by along the way. Curiously, our GPS kept recalculating. It turns out that Highway 12 has been widened and repositioned. As a result, wineries including Reininger Winery, Three Rivers, Cougar Crest Winery, and Skylite Cellars... read more

Seattle Wine Awards 2010: Celebrating the Old and the New

The Seattle Wine Awards Grand Tasting is the penultimate event of the year to enjoy and celebrate our state’s spectacular and growing wine industry. This was an opportunity to taste the new releases of my favorite wineries as well a chance to try many wines from those vintners that I have yet to visit. In fact 100 winemakers were pouring a vast array of outstanding wines at this Washington wine... read more

Not even Seattle sun outshines Seattle Wine Awards Grand Tasting

The Seattle Wine Awards Grand Tasting was on Sunday, June 13th and featured almost 400 award winning Washington wines.  Every wine poured at the event was an award winner. For me, wine is not only a beverage but it is an experience. The Grand Tasting was not only about award winning wines but a fantastic wine experience of food, conversation and connections,  and Washington wine. Food Held in the... read more

#WAWine Rockin’ Tweet up

Wine Rocks joined in the national #WAWine event on June 3rd in its own inimitable style. Hosted by Tera Shimada & Jess Affolter of Sixth Avenue Wine Sellers, this tweet up featured some of the outstanding winners of the Seattle Wine Awards. I was lucky to try a few of these wines.  One that I had not tried before was the 2007 Grand Reve Vintners Collaboration III Series Syrah.  This wine had the deep... read more

NW Wine Academy Summer Release Party

The Northwest Wine Academy, at South Seattle Community College, is celebrating summer by with the release party for four white wines this weekend Friday 4-7 and Saturday 12-4. Unoaked Chardonnay Barrel Fermented Chardonnay Rousanne-Viognier Ave Regina – Late Harvest Viognier Come sample the wines, nosh on treats prepared by the Culinary Arts students and meet the faculty and student wine makers. In... read more

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