2018 Auction of Washington Wines Tickets Now Available!

By | March 30th, 2018|Events, Wine|

Spring is finally here, and the Auction of Washington Wines invites you to join in for the 2018 events! They are kicking off the season with a new favorite – the Spring Winemaker Dinners happening on April 20th and 26th. Renowned Washington State winemakers team up with some of Seattle’s favorite chefs to create a custom menu expertly paired with their wines.  These [...]

Hightower Rosé Release Party!

By | March 29th, 2018|Events, Wine|

What: Hightower Rosé Release Party! Date: Saturday, April 7th, 2018 Time: 4-6pm Where: Hightower Cellars, 19418 E 583 PR NE, Benton City, WA 99320 Cost: Tickets are $20.00 per person (there is no cost for Wine Club members and one guest) RSVP: Please RSVP to or to (509) 588-2867 by April 5th. It's springtime and what better way to welcome the season than a glass of our beautiful rosé? Join [...]

Washington State reports lighter wine grape harvest, excellent quality in 2017

By | March 1st, 2018|Beverage Business, In The News, Wine|

Compound annual growth rate remains steady at 5.4% over a 10-year period Washington State’s wine grape harvest totaled 227,000 tons in 2017, which equated to a 16-percent decrease compared to the record-breaking 2016 harvest of 270,000 tons. Washington State Wine’s annual Wine Grape Crush Report, compiled with information provided by all Washington State wineries, showed that the 2017 harvest was [...]

Sip and discover during ‘Taste Washington Wine Month’

By | March 1st, 2018|Events, NW Stir, Wine|

Enjoy special promotions and activities to celebrate Washington State wine throughout the month of March Raise a glass in celebration, because Taste Washington Wine Month is back with even more ways to enjoy and discover Washington State wine. Throughout the month of March, restaurants, retailers, hotels and wineries will offer special promotions to raise excitement about Washington’s dynamic wine industry. [...]

Announcing the new EXPERIENCE ROSÉ: 1 Wine Competition + 2 Events

By | February 23rd, 2018|Events, In Your Glass, Wine|

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Craig Palmer and Allen Habel, co-founders of the former Rosé Today, are pleased to announce the launch of their new Experience Rosé brand, which aims to celebrate all things rosé. The new brand will host an array of events in 2018, all honoring the lauded “pink drink,” with the Experience Rosé: The 2018 Competition kicking things [...]

Staple & Fancy Hosts Avennia Wine Dinner

By | February 14th, 2018|At the Table, Events, In Your Glass, Wine|

Chef David Glass and winemaker Chris Peterson of Avennia are thrilled to collaborate on a wine dinner at Staple & Fancy on Monday, March 5. Peterson will be on hand to talk wine and will also have the bottles featured at the dinner for sale. The family-style dinner begins at 6:30pm and cost is $120/person plus tax and service charge. [...]

Sawtooth Winery Opens Its Doors on Idaho’s Prestigious Sunny Slope

By | February 12th, 2018|Beverage Business, In Your Glass, Wine|

New tasting room brings new amenities, heightened experiences and convenience for wine lovers. Sawtooth Winery, one of Idaho’s oldest and most iconic wineries, is opening the doors to its new tasting room right in the heart of Idaho’s prestigious Sunny Slope region at 11 a.m. Feb.17. The new 2,200 square-foot Sawtooth Winery tasting room is located at 19348 Lowell Road [...]

Board Track Racer Tasting Room Coming to Woodinville

By | February 2nd, 2018|In Your Glass, NW Stir, Wine|

Mark McNeilly is excited to announce that he’s opening a new tasting room in Woodinville, this time dedicated to his Board Track Racer line of Washington wines. Located at 19501 144th Ave F-900 in Woodinville’s Warehouse District, the tasting room will open its doors on Saturday, February 24 at 12pm. Board Track Racer Cellars, one of Mark Ryan Winery’s sister [...]

Four local wines on tap available at Water’s Table

By | January 22nd, 2018|At the Table, Beverage Business, In Your Glass, NW Stir, Wine|

Wine on tap is growing in popularity among the Seattle area bar and restaurant scene.  As more establishments offer this option, restaurant goers are intrigued about this new way of storing and serving wine. Carrying wines on tap has numerous benefits for restaurants and diners, including the positive environmental impact. Since each keg holds 27 wine bottles, there’s less packaging [...]

A New Wine Rises From a New Region: Borne of Fire

By | January 17th, 2018|In Your Glass, Wine|

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates announced the launch of Borne of Fire, a new Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from a remote new vineyard region in eastern Washington State known by locals as “The Burn". This exciting new region was named from legends of early settlers who set fire to the land in the fall to replenish and rejuvenate the grasslands for their [...]