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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

Forking Seattle Book Review

If you’re thirsty for knowledge about the people behind Seattle’s overflowing beverage scene, pick up a copy of Forking Seattle by local author Ronald Holden. While at first glance the book may appear to pay homage solely to Seattle’s food scene, take a closer look and you’ll find a section titled “I’ll Drink to That” which serves up stories on Washington’s wine and craft beer industries.... 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

Woodinville Passport Reverts Back to Weekend

In 2011, Woodinville Wine Country experimented with a six week passport. The first weekend was the BIG weekend, but passport holders could use their passport to visit participating wineries until June 2011. In 2012, Woodinville Wine Passport reverts back to one blockbuster weekend. This Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22 visit up to 32 participating wineries for wine, food, music and FUN! Each winery has... read more

New and Revised Woodinville Passport

Woodinville Wine Country Passport kicks off April 16-17th, 2011. Woodinville Wine Country Passport used to be an annual spring event, confined to a single weekend of wine  but that has all changed. Although specials like cheese and chocolate pairings and live music will be held on the kick off weekend, other passport deals will extend for SIX WEEKS, through May 31st! Passport are valid for one free... read more

#WAWine Deals and Doings for June 3

On June 3rd, 5-8pm people all over the country will be drinking Washington wine. Here is a list of some of the deals and doings around the state. This list will be updated regularly. Deals Fremont Cheese and Wine has great deals on two Milbrandt Wines for #WAwine:  Milbrandt Vineyards “The Estates” Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Reg. $26.99, Sale $14.99 and Milbrandt Vineyards “Legacy” Merlot 2005 Reg. ... read more

Woodinville Passport by foot: Savoring sips and spring

As Bean reported from Day 1, Woodinville Passport has lots to see, do, hear and taste. On day two I chose to see, do, hear and taste at a slower pace, abandoning the chariot and walking from sip to sip.  In the year since the last Passport several traffic roundabouts, new sidewalks and pedestrian crossings were put in the southerly portion of the Woodinville wine country making it possible for the first... read more

Woodinville Pre-Passport and Release Party Wrap Up

Friday night, I grabbed a sneak peek at some Woodinville Passport parties and release parties at Cuillin Hills Winery, DesVoigne Cellars, Patterson Cellars,  Pondera Winery and William Church Winery. It was a great evening without crowds and plenty of time to talk directly with the wine makers. Cuillin Hills Winery Derek DesVoigne was pouring, the tunes were rockin’ and the stories of drinking in... read more

5 Tips to Enjoying Woodinville Passport Weekend

The annual Woodinville Passport Weekend is upon us! Woodinville Passport weekend offers the opportunity to visit up to 40 different Washington wineries, all with tasting rooms in the Woodinville area. Some of these boutique wineries are only open a few days out of the year and this is your opportunity to visit them and taste their wines. This year, with the recent influx of new wineries into Woodinville,... read more

St. Nick’s Day Open House – Washington Wine in Woodinville

The  2009 Saint Nicholas Day Open House in Woodinville was held December 5th and 6th.  Thirty-three wineries were pouring Washington wine in almost as many locations scattered throughout Woodinville.  For two days winemakers and staff poured for both wine novices and enophiles, all the while smiling and talking.  Bean and I joined the fun on Sunday visiting 9 of the 33 participating wineries. Columbia... read more

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