Jan 13, 2014
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...
Jul 17, 2012
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...
Jan 27, 2011
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...
Aug 13, 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...
Jul 30, 2010
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...
Jul 6, 2010
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...
Jun 23, 2010
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...
Jun 16, 2010
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.
Held in the...
Jun 12, 2010
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...
Jun 11, 2010
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.
Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
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...