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 [...]

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 [...]

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,” [...]

Cépaé Collaboration Dinner with Copine and Guthrie Wines

By | November 30th, 2018|At the Table, In Your Glass, Wine|

Cépaé is proud to announce a special event collaborating with Ballard gem Copine and Sonoma’s Guthrie Wines on Thursday, December 6th.  Julien Hervet, founder of Cépaé (pronounced ‘Seh-pay-eh) has brought together Chef Shaun McCrain and winemaker Blair Guthrie to create a lovely evening of New American cuisine paired with wines from Napa, Sonoma and Bordeaux. The festivities will begin at [...]

Champagne: An Exceptional 2018 Harvest

By | September 10th, 2018|In Your Glass, Wine|

Precocity, quality, volume: nearing its end in Champagne, the grape harvest is definitely out of the ordinary. Beginning in the earliest sectors on 20th August, it is the fifth grape harvest started in August over the last fifteen years. After an exceptionally wet winter, the Champagne region has since April been experiencing sunshine and temperatures well above the 10-year average. [...]

Ste. Michelle President and CEO Ted Baseler Announces Retirement

By | August 22nd, 2018|In Your Glass, Uncategorized, Wine|

Ted Baseler (pictured above, far right), President and CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, is ending his storied and acclaimed career with the company this Fall. The announcement caps a 34-year run with the company – including 17 years as President and CEO – during which his vision and leadership for Ste. Michelle, and the industry in general, fueled the evolution [...]

Washington State Wine unveils bold new campaign for August wine month

By | August 2nd, 2018|Wine|

 Restaurants, retailers & wineries to offer special promotions for Washington State Wine Month Washington State is The New Epicenter of Wine. The accolades are there – and now Washington State Wine is taking a new, innovative approach to spread the word with fresh advertising and bold messaging. The new campaign is launching in August for Washington State Wine Month as [...]

Metis announces sale of Abeja

By | May 4th, 2018|Wine|

Metis, the Pacific Northwest’s leading M&A advisory firm specializing in the hospitality and beverage alcohol industries, today announced it has advised Walla Walla-based Abeja in two transactions concerning the sale of both the winery and The Inn. A new ownership group with local ties, which includes Columbia Hospitality CEO and founder John Oppenheimer, Arnie Prentice of USI Kibble & Prentice, as well [...]

Revelry Vintners Opens New Southside Winery

By | May 4th, 2018|Wine|

Walla Walla’s New Premier Destination Winery This May 4th, Revelry Vintners will celebrate the much anticipated Grand Opening of their nearly 12,000 square-foot destination winery on the Southside of Walla Walla, a milestone that marks 12 years of hard work, dreaming and determination. With a strong emphasis on showcasing a sense of place, Revelry Vintners offers a complete lineup of [...]

Auction of WA Wines Lands #5 US Wine Charity Spot

By | April 25th, 2018|Wine|

The Auction of Washington Wines (AWW) is being recognized as the fifth largest charity wine auction in the U.S., per the 2017 Wine Spectator Magazine ranking. AWW is Washington state’s only nonprofit wine event that has been around for 31 years, raising more than $41 million since its inception in 1988. Funds raised support Seattle Children’s Hospital, Washington State University’s [...]