Heathman Hotel: Cyber Monday Sale

by Shona Milne on November 24, 2014


The Heathman Hotel in Kirkland is offering travelers a chance to nab a mini-winter getaway with a 48-hour cyber sale, starting at 12:00am on December 1. Available for stays Thursday through Monday, these special rates apply to bookings between December 2, 2014 to March 31, 2015.  Luxury room pricing at the centrally located, Kirkland boutique hotel starts at $109.  The offer is also available at The Heathman Hotel Portland, with rates starting at $129 per night.  When making a reservation, guests should use CYBER as the booking code.

“We are celebrating the official launch of the holidays with two days of exceptional savings.  Whether shoppers are treating themselves, a family member, or a friend, the luxury of relaxation, unparalleled dining, and the opportunity to enjoy the downtown Kirkland scene is the ultimate gift,” says Troy Longwith, Hotel GM.

The Heathman Hotel’s cyber sale bookings are prepaid, non-refundable and based on availability. Some restrictions and black-out dates may apply.

To book a Cyber Monday deal, visit www.heathmankirkland.com.  The Heathman Kirkland is located at 220 Kirkland Avenue; valet parking is available.  To select The Heathman Portland at 1001 SW Broadway, visit www.heathmanhotel.com. [click to continue…]


Seattle Wine and Food Experience – A GREAT Place to Taste!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

POP! Seafood & Bubbles

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Seattle Wine and Food Experience (SWFE) is the premier showcase for wine, food and spirits in the Northwest. Guests enjoy a world tour of wine with a special focus on Woodinville Wine Country, as well as world-class spirits, beer, cider and gourmet bites prepared by iconic Northwest chefs.

The gastronomical event includes “featured experiences” such as the Les Dames d’Escofier Alley’s culinary products, food and beverages. Other “featured experiences” include:

  • The QFC Advantage Lounge
  • Northwest, California and International Wines
  • Sip Northwest Distillery Row
  • Tim’s Cascade Snacks Beer and Cider Exhibit
  • Top Pot Doughnut and Coffee Bar
  • Stella Artois Bistro & Chef Stage, Ste Michelle Wine Estates Tasting Bar, Wente Vineyards Aroma Experience
  • And More!

Check out the SWFE 2014 event video here

New to this year’s SWFE is a Saturday night kick off event hosted by Seattle magazine. POP! Bubbles &Seafood will feature the Pacific Northwest’s bounty of [click to continue…]


Winter Wonderland Wine Dinner @ Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Embrace the season while you support student scholarships at Lake Washington Institute of Technology

We have multiple culinary and vinous treats in store for you as we kick off our highly anticipated Wine Dinner Series on December 5th, 2014!  The evening’s four courses will feature: Crab and Apple Soup; Poached Pear Salad; Duck Ravioli in a Rich Duck Consommé; and Roasted Rack of Lamb – each paired with delectable wines from Kirkland’s very own Northwest Cellars – and for dessert: Flourless Chocolate Torte.  As an added bonus, Northwest Cellars owner Bob Delf will join us as our special guest speaker.
This winter-themed dinner will be held on Friday, December 5th, from 6:30-9:30pm at the Chef City Grill, on LWTech’s Kirkland campus (11605 132nd Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98034).  Our Wine Dinner Series is a collaborative effort between: the LWTech Foundation and the Culinary, Baking, and Wine Certificates Departments.  Proceeds from this event are used for: student scholarships, participation in educational competitions, and opportunities to study abroad.

Reservations by Dec. 2nd are requested as seating is limited:
Tickets are $75 per person, with $55 of that cost a tax-deductable expense.
Call 425.739.8134 or reserve online at: http://www.lwtech.edu/foundation
and please type in the word “Wonderland” in the Reference/Invoice Field
*This event will include guided wine pairings – participants must be 21 years of age or older.*


Woodinville Wine Events: November 16th-30th

by Shona Milne on November 14, 2014

©2013 Richard Duval Images

Don’t forget to check with individual wineries for their hours over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Pomum Cellars – November 16th – Fall Release

Savage Grace – November 16th – Fall Release

Chateau Ste. Michelle – November 16th – Sip, Shop and Save

Patterson Cellars – November 16th -Due Anni & Syrah Sirah Release

Northwest Cellars – November 16th – Chocolate and Wine: The 2 Basic Food Groups

Otis Kenyon – November 16th – Not the Same Old Turkey!

Bookwalter Wines – November 18th – Corks and Canvas

Bookwalter Wines – November 20th – Bubbles at Bookwalter – Fat Cork & Bookwalter team up for an event you will not want to miss!

The Woodhouse Wine Estates – November 20th – Fondue & Wine Party

Homeward Pet – November 21st – Sip Into the Holidays at Northwest Cellars [click to continue…]


Bean Fairbanks: Fundraiser for New Service Dog

by Shona Milne on November 12, 2014

Fundraising For An Industry Friend

Mon. Nov. 17th
Downtown Spirits

2300 7th Ave – Seattle (7th & Denny)
5:00 – 7:00pm

Join us for a wine & beer tasting/happy hour to support our friend Bean Fairbanks!

Bean needs to raise funds in order to train her new service dog Aauga. Bean suffers from MS and with her companion and service dog Ebony forced into early retirement she is on an accelerated time frame to get Aauga trained.

Bean has been in the wine and beer industry for over 7 years, with her service dog Ebony always faithfully at her side. A student of Northwest Wine Academy, owner-publisher of Wine Beer Washington and media consultant, Bean has championed the local Washington beverage industry. And now we want to give back to her.

The beverage industry in Seattle is an incredibly tight-knit community.  It is because of this community that goes above and beyond to support one another that we invite you to enjoy a glass of wine or two with your fellow industry members.

Our goal is to raise funds for our friend and industry champion, Bean Fairbanks and to enjoy some time together during the crazy OND season. We hope you can join us next Monday! Please forward this invite on.

If you can’t join us please consider making an online donation at www.gofundme.com/aauuga


Tommy T & Sean B Have Somethin’ To Say About a Blend

by Shona Milne on November 11, 2014

Team Tulalip and Woodinville Wine Cellars Craft Taste of Tulalip 6th Anniversary Blend

Tulalip Resort Casino sommelier Tom Thompson and Woodinville Wine Cellars winemaker Sean Boyd drained the barrels dry searching for the ideal grape “marriage” on their journey to craft Taste of Tulalip’s 6th anniversary wine.  This joint venture between the 2014 Honorary Winemaker and the property’s wine team resulted in a distinctive one-of-a-kind cuvee composed of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 20% Malbec, and 20% Petit Verdot from Boyd’s 2012 harvest.  This is a first time collaboration for the winery.

The proprietary blend will be introduced during the Friday, November 14 Celebration Dinner.  It will be available for purchase in the event wine shop during this annual two-day festival, with a focus on wine, food and tradition. [click to continue…]


Homeward Pet: Sip Into the Holidays

by Shona Milne on November 3, 2014

Matches Made, Lives Saved


A Wine Tasting & Fund Raiser

All proceeds go directly to Homeward Pet Adoption Center

Friday November 21st

From 7-9pm

At The Beaumont Great Room

14001 NE 183rd Street

Woodinville, WA 98072



St. Nick’s Winter in Woodinville: Tickets on Sale

by Shona Milne on November 1, 2014

Tickets on Sale Now

To Saint Nick’s Winter in Woodinville Wine Weekend

Friday, Dec. 5 – Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

Tickets are on sale now to Woodinville Wine Country’s 14th annual St. Nick’s Winter in Woodinville weekend, Dec. 5 – Dec. 7.  The popular holiday event kicks-off Friday evening with a festive holiday tasting held at Molbak’s Garden + Home and continues Saturday and Sunday with the traditional St. Nick’s Open House celebration.  Tickets to the two events are sold separately.


Saint Nick’s Holiday Wine Tasting

Friday, December 5

7 – 9:30 pm @ Molbak’s Garden + Home, 13625 NE 175th St., Woodinville

Includes savory bites and award-winning wines from more than 30 Woodinville wineries as well as holiday raffle items, shopping at Molbak’s and a wine store

Cost: $60 per person 21+ at Brown Paper Tickets

Saint Nick’s Winery Open House Weekend

Saturday, December 6 – Sunday, December 7

12 – 5 pm @ more than 30 participating wineries in Woodinville [click to continue…]


Woodinville Wine Events: November 1st-15th

by Shona Milne on October 30, 2014

©2013 Richard Duval Images

Northwest Cellars – November 1st – Charlie’s Guardian Angels Fundraiser

Alexandria Nicole Cellars – November 2nd – Somm Sunday

Baer Winery – November 1st & 2nd – Fall Wine Release

Northwest Cellars – November 2nd – Seattle Purebred Rescue Fundraiser

Novelty Hill Januik – November 4th – Corks & Canvas

Alexandria Nicole Cellars – November 6th – Girls Night Out

Russell’s Dining & Loft – November 6th – Betz Family Winery Dinner with Winemaker Bob Betz, MW

Northwest Cellars – November 7th – Happy Hour with great live music

EFESTE – November 8th – Fall Wine Release – Big Papa, Eléni, and Emmy

Columbia Winery – November 8th – Taste of Red 2014 [click to continue…]


Woodinville Wine Events: October 16th-31st

by Shona Milne on October 15, 2014

©2013 Richard Duval Images

Northwest Cellars – October 16th - PCRG Social Security Seminar

William Church Cellars – October 17th – Cabernet Vertical Event

Ambassador Wines of Washington – October 18th – Fall wine release of 2011 Estate Envoy (Gold Medal Winner) & 2011 Estate “Plenipotentiary” Cabernet Sauvignon (Double Gold Medal Winner)

Northwest Cellars – October 18th – IETF Fundraiser

Ruth’s Chris Bellevue – October 19th – Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Champagne Wine Dinner

Chateau Ste. Michelle – October 19th – Sip and Savor – Harvest Style – Fall inspired food and wine pairings – Please bring canned goods for Northwest Harvest.

Novelty Hill Januik – October 19th -Harvest Hoedown Sunday  [click to continue…]