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Auction of Washington Wines Kicks off With Spring Winemaker Dinners

By | April 5th, 2019|Events, In Your Glass, Uncategorized, Wine|

In advance of spring release, the Auction of Washington Wines has asked some of Washington’s favorite winemakers to join forces with local chefs to create a one-night-only experience. These carefully crafted, unique dinners give you the opportunity to learn about the wines as they are served with each course, directly from the Winemaker and Chef who created the pairing. The five dinners will [...]

Taste Washington is This Weekend!

By | March 28th, 2019|Events, In Your Glass, On Your Plate, Uncategorized|

The 22nd annual Taste Washington is this weekend, March 28-31! Voted one of USA Today’s 10-Best Wine Festivals, Taste Washington features four full days of wine and food events with Seattle and the country's hottest chefs and acclaimed Washington winemakers. Tickets are still available for festival events and can be purchased at The weekend begins with the Red & [...]

Washington State Wine Grape Harvest Grows 14% in 2018

By | March 21st, 2019|In Your Glass, Uncategorized, Wine|

Washington wine is growing! Washington state’s wine grape harvest grew by 14 percent in 2018, for a grand total of 261,000 tons crushed. This was the second largest harvest in Washington’s history, behind the record-breaking total of 270,000 tons in 2016. Washington State Wine’s annual Grape Production Report, compiled with information provided by all Washington State wineries, showed cabernet sauvignon [...]

AWW Announces 2019 Honorary Vintner and Grower

By | March 20th, 2019|Events, In Your Glass, Uncategorized|

The Auction of Washington Wines, Washington state’s only nonprofit wine event that has been around for 32 years, has announced Chris Gorman of Gorman Winery as its 2019 Honorary Vintner and Scott Williams of Kiona Vineyards as its 2019 Honorary Grower. The individuals were selected because they exemplify leadership in the industry and have made significant contributions to the Washington [...]

New Events at Taste Washington Offer a Look into the Storied Wine Cellar at Canlis and Take You to a Renowned Local Farm

By | March 20th, 2019|Events, Uncategorized|

Taste Washington brings together celebrated farms, chefs and winemakers for a full day of epicurean adventures Friday, March 29. Join Taste Washington On the Farm for Food, Farming & Cultivating Roots at Oxbow Farms from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or indulge your inner wine connoisseur by joining a brand-new event this year at Canlis from 6-9 p.m. Each experience [...]

Raise a glass! March is Taste Washington Wine Month

By | March 4th, 2019|In Your Glass, Wine|

Washington State Wine is flying the #WAwine flag this March for Taste Washington Wine Month with an energizing new campaign to encourage people to proudly Taste Washington Wine. More than 500 wineries, restaurants, hotels and retailers are jumping on board with special events and promotions all month long. “Washington State has great wines for every palate, at every price point,” [...]

Mama Stortini’s Restaurant and Bar to Open in Federal Way

By | February 22nd, 2019|At the Table|

Veteran restaurateur Roger Stilson is bringing his popular Mama Stortini’s Restaurant and Bar to Federal Way.  This will be the fourth Mama Stortini’s restaurant locally-owned by Stilson’s Specialty Restaurant Group.   Mama Stortini’s opens in Federal Way for lunch and dinner in May 2019, and offers a robust full service food and beverage selection. According to Stilson, “We are excited to [...]

Experience Red Wine & Chocolate in the Lake Chelan Wine Valley

By | January 30th, 2019|Events|

For two weekends in February, the Lake Chelan Wine Valley indulges its sweet tooth with its annual Red Wine & Chocolate festival. More than 25 wineries in the valley will offer special pairings with artisan wine and chocolate treats. Explore the tasting rooms and enjoy wonderfully crafted, artisanal red wine flights paired with special treats like handmade truffles, chocolate bark [...]

Washington Wine Industry Offers Over $30,000 in Scholarships

By | January 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Over $30,000 in scholarships is being offered by the Washington Wine Industry Foundation for undergraduate and post-graduate students studying viticulture, enology, or related disciplines. All applications are due Friday, March 29, 2019. Scholarships include: Horse Heaven Hills Wine Growers Scholarship Two scholarships of $2,000 with preference to students who are residents of Benton, Yakima, or Klickitat counties. The scholarship was [...]

New Year’s Eve at Ethan Stowell Restaurants

By | December 18th, 2018|At the Table, Events|

Ring in 2019 with a delicious and festive feast at your favorite of the Ethan Stowell Restaurants – or try a new one! Ten of the restaurants are offering multi-course tasting menus for $85/person. And Goldfinch Tavern at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle will be ringing in the New Year with a Champagne feast and DJ! Here’s a taste of [...]