New Wine Series: City Prints

by Shona Milne on April 26, 2015

City Prints has a way for you to show your love for wines of different areas including Washington.

Country, States and County Wine Region Prints

Who doesn’t enjoy a glass of wine?! Wine let’s you cheers with friends and family, party out on the town, or wind down from a busy day at work. Now you can enjoy that glass of wine while knowing exactly where it came through with our new Wine Regions series.

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Woodinville Wine Events: April 16th-30th

by Shona Milne on April 15, 2015

©2013 Richard Duval Images

Castillo de Feliciana – April 17th –  Beat the Geek Trivia

Michael Florentino Cellars – April 18th – 2014 Rose & Gecko Pinot Grigio Release Party!

Columbia Winery – April 18th – Northwest Wine and Food Festival

Castillo de Feliciana – April 18th – Sip and Paint with Artist Janice Seino

Woodinville Wine Cellars – April 18th – Spring Release

Chateau Ste. Michelle – April 18th & 19th – Spring Barrel Tasting

W.T. Vintners – April 18th & 19th – Spring Release Weekend

Auberge Edge of Seattle Cooking – April 18th – Taste of Provence hands-on cooking class

Woodinville Wine Country – April 19th – Woodinville Reserve – A White and Rose’ Affair [click to continue…]

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Here is a new event from Woodinville Wine Country that takes place on Sunday, April 19th from 5pm to 9pm. Tickets available here.

As spring in the Northwest kicks off in mid-March, it’s time to start thinking of the great bounty of white and rosé wines that will soon become the selections du jour for every outdoor occasion when the temperatures start to rise.

Woodinville Wine Country, the nonprofit trade association responsible for building awareness of the quality and diversity of Woodinville wines and tasting experiences, is excited to debut a new event to their annual line-up—Woodinville Reserve: A White and Rosé Affair—which will preview top Woodinville winemakers’ spring selections.

This evening of food, wine and fun will take place on Sunday, April 19, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Novelty Hill Januik Winery.

Highlights of the evening will include:

·       A variety of hearty bites from award-winning Pacific Northwest chefs including:

o   Thierry Rautureau (Loulay and Luc, Seattle)

o   Elias Cairo and Alex Yoder (Olympic Provisions, Portland)

o   Bobby Moore (Barking Frog, Woodinville)

o   Seth Fernald (Novelty Hill Januik, Woodinville)

·       There are two levels of fun and unique experiences:

o   Upstairs will feature over 30 wineries’ whites and rosés

o   Downstairs, all guests are welcome to the Red Vault Room, featuring award-winning red wines

Event sponsors include Alaska Airlines Visa Signature, Butler Seattle, Marketplace Sotheby’s International Realty, Pedersen’s Rentals and Seattle Met magazine.

Tickets are $125 per person.

For more information on Woodinville Reserve: A White & Rosé Affair, visit www.woodinvillewinecountry.com.

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Bean and Aauuga

David LeClaire, beverage impresario, is holding a fundraiser at Factory Luxe on April 10th. The event is a “thank you” for those who donate to the fund providing training for Bean Fairbank’s new service dog.  The casual evening includes great craft beer, delectable Washington wine, rock and roll playing in the background, and – unlike keggers from our younger days – a cozy atmosphere. There may even be a “kissing booth” featuring the puppy!

Donate today and join us!
Friday, April 10th from 7-10pm
Factory Luxe at the Old Rainier Brewery
3100 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98134

Bean, founder of the Washington State Beer and Wine blog was diagnosed with MS in 1987 and lost her service dog, Ebony, this January. Her new service dog is about to begin the second phase of Little Angels dog training in California – if her fundraising goal is met. Read the back story here.
Donate at Go Fund Me – http://www.gofundme.com/aauuga…

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Woodinville Wine Events: April 1st-15th

by Shona Milne on April 1, 2015

©2013 Richard Duval Images

Alexandria Nicole Cellars – April 2nd – Girls Night Out – Egg Dying

Woodinville Wine Country – April 2nd – Savor at Sunset Wine Walk

Columbia Winery – April 3rd – Meet the Artist – Newel and Lauren Hunter

Castillo de Feliciana – April 3rd – Beat the Geek Trivia

William Church Winery – April 3rd – “The Confessional” Rose Release

Otis Kenyon Wine – April 3rd & 4th – 2012 Carmenere Release

Lauren Ashton Cellars- April 4th – Release the Rose’

Columbia Winery – April 4th – Art & Science; Defined. Wine and Cheese Pairings [click to continue…]

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Woodinville Wine Country: Savor at Sunset Wine Walks

by Shona Milne on March 31, 2015

There has been a lot of talk about Wine Walks. Woodinville Wine County will begin their Savor at Sunset wine walks on April 2nd in the Hollywood District. They take place the 1st Thursday in the Hollywood District and the 3rd Thursday in the Warehouse District. Savor at Sunset will run from April through October.

Savor at Sunset is a community event showcasing the thriving wine industry in Woodinville, Washington. The 1st Thursday will be highlighting the Hollywood and West Valley Districts and the 3rd Thursday will highlight the growing Warehouse District. This event will include wine tasting from the areas superb wineries. Each tasting room will be creating a unique and interactive experience behind their doors.

Ticket price includes access to more than 15 wineries and 12 tasting tickets with ability to purchase additional tickets at on-site check-in. 4pm – 8pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursday. Special restaurant discounts will be announced soon. Please bring a glass or you may purchase one at an additional $5.00 cost.

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Weddings in Woodinville: Willows Lodge

by Shona Milne on March 22, 2015

Always a favorite stop on Weddings in Woodinville is Willows Lodge. Married with Michelle had the theme In The Garden. The wine was from Efeste.

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Taste Washington: Not Just Wine

by Shona Milne on March 19, 2015

Elite Chefs on the
Alaska Chef’s Stage

The Alaska Chef’s Stage features top local and national chefs cooking live on-site in a state-of-the-art kitchen built right on the Taste Washington show floor. Enjoy as talented chefs demonstrate their cooking skills and offer culinary tips.

View the complete lineup of participating chefs on the Alaska Chef’s Stage, and see what you have to look forward to.

SATURDAY, MARCH 28
2:15 p.m. – Chef Marco Canora
Hearth, Brodo, and Fifty Paces
Marco Canora is the force behind the James Beard-nominated Hearth restaurant in New York City’s East Village. Learn how to compare a variety of bone broths and perfect the craft of making them at home.

3:00 p.m. – Chef Peter Serrano
Muckleshoot Casino
Peter Serrano has brought the family traditions from his native Philippines to the kitchen at the Muckleshoot Casino. Enjoy as he prepares delectable sweet bites sure to tantalize your taste buds.

4:00 p.m. – Chef Steve Cain / Michael Kelley
El Gaucho Seattle / Anheuser-Busch
Learn how to pair some of Belgium’s finest beers, including Stella Artois, with specialty cheeses, Theo Chocolate and signature El Gaucho dishes prepared by Chef Cain.

​SUNDAY, MARCH 29
2:15 p.m. – Chef John Tesar
Knife – Dallas
John Tesar is a two-time James Beard “Best Southwest Chef” semifinalist and “Top Chef” contestant known for his innovative cuisine at Knife, his Dallas restaurant.

3:00 p.m. – Chef Gavin Stephenson
The Georgian at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Gavin Stephenson is an award-winning chef who has a cooking style that marries a simple and contemporary Northwest philosophy with the sophistication and elegance of classic French technique and preparation.

4:00 p.m. – Josh Reynolds / Michael Kelley
Bluebird Microcreamery / Anheuser-Busch
Indulge your taste buds with unique pairings of some of Belgium’s finest

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Woodinville Wine Events: March 16th-31st

by Shona Milne on March 15, 2015

©2013 Richard Duval Images

Castillo de Feliciana – March 20th - Beat the Geek Trivia

Michael Florentino Cellars – March 21st – Spring Release Party

Matthews Winery – March 21st – Sauvignon Blanc and Claret Release

Pomum Cellars – March 21st & 22nd – 2012 Tinto Tempranillo & 2012 Syrah Release

Sparkman Cellars – March 21st & 22nd – Barrel Tastings

Tenor Wines – March 22nd – Chardonnay, Malbec, and Syrah Release

Chateau Ste. Michelle – March 22nd – Sip & Savor – March Tournament Pairings [click to continue…]

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Tate’s List is a great resource for the food and beverage industry. The site continues to add more features.

Tate’s List, the network for the food and beverage industry, unveiled its Marketplace Tuesday, February 24th, at its most recent industry tasting event and first chef competition.  More than 300 people from the greater Seattle restaurant and bar industry were in attendance to hear the news and sample local products, which are now for sale on the Marketplace.

For the first time in the Northwest region, owners, chefs, and managers in the industry can take advantage of the Tate’s List Marketplace as a one-stop shop to buy and sell food, beverages, equipment, supplies, and real estate.

“The Tate’s List Marketplace has the potential to be a game changer for our local food and beverage industry.  As a small, independent beverage producer, the marketplace gives my products visibility to a bigger audience than ever before.”

- Lexi, Founder of Old Ballard Liquor Company Distillery

“As Tate’s List continues to bridge the gap between vendors and the industry, the Marketplace provides one more way local producers can get their products in front of restaurants and bars.”

- CEO and Founder, Tate Rogers [click to continue…]

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