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Wine and Friends: Universal Pairing

This not about Washington wine but the universal pairing of friends and wine. Wine is a memory maker, elevating peak experiences into an indelible image that imprints itself onto one’s soul. Being friends with Gil Rieben was a peak experience and the wine we shared over the years served as the ink,writing our tale of friendship. Wine is a living thing, used in rituals to celebrate life and acknowledge... read more

Farm to Table Beer and Wine Dinner

Italianissimo continues their exquisite and FUN beer and wine dinner series on Thursday August 11th. This month, Chef Kent Betts partners with 21 Acres farm to craft a locally sourced, seasonal dinner: 5 beers. 5 wines. 5 courses. All  beer, food and wine are local, sustainable, and/or organic. Menu Kale and beet summer salad, garnished with edible flowers. BEER: Domaine Dupont Organic Cidre Dupont WINE:... read more

How to sell Washington wine: Distributors, retailers speak out

Washington is the second largest producer of wine in the US, so how do we sell all of that wine? That is what Washington wine makers gathered at the Taste of Washington Industry Seminar to find out. Chris Stone, Washington Wine Commission, moderated the panel that include wine distributors, retailer and restaurateurs from across the nation. Panelists Ryan Allison, Owner, Cellar 46 Sandy Block MW, Vice... read more

Sunshine and moonbeams illuminate the Kirkland Uncorked wine festival

Kirkland Uncorked summer wine festival launched on a glorious sunny afternoon at downtown Kirkland Marina Park. Featuring Washington wines, local restaurants and a variety of artists, Kirkland Uncorked has two major components. There is the free, all ages Art Promenade and the adult-only Tasting Garden that requires a purchased ticket to enter. The Tasting Garden includes wine tasting, Pyramid beer,... read more

Gorman Winery tempts and teases at Italianissimo

Chris Gorman says he isn’t a smart wine maker. Don’t  believe him,  he is like the Columbo of wine makers without the wrinkled rain coat. On a gorgeous, sunny Wednesday evening Gorman Winery threw a party on the back patio of Italianissimo. Now at first glance it might have looked like a release party, but two of the wines won’t be released for months and the other wines had been... read more
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