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Auction of Washington Wines names 2018 honorees

By | March 19th, 2018|In The News|

Washington Natives Recognized as Honorary Vintner and Grower for 2018   Auction of Washington Wines Names Charlie Hoppes of Fidélitas Wines as Honorary Vintner and Marshall Edwards of Quintessence Vineyards as Honorary Grower During WA Wine Month         (L to R: Honorary Vintner Charlie Hoppes of Fidélitas Wines and Honorary Grower Marshall Edwards of Quintessence Vineyards)  SEATTLE (March 19, 2018) – Today the Auction of Washington Wines (AWW) announced its honorees who exemplify leadership in the industry and who’ve [...]

Key Events Connect Visitors To Coastal Way Of Life On The Long Beach Peninsula

By | March 5th, 2018|NW Stir|

Community opens arms to share favorite pastimes and passions Community organized events on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula, a 28-mile-long beach destination bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the Columbia River and Willapa Bay, offer the opportunity to experience an array of local pastimes and passions. Among them are razor clam digging, coastal gardening, beach running and cultural events. “Many of our [...]

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. [...]

Latin Inspiration at Gold Bar & Oro Kitchen

By | February 27th, 2018|At the Table, Dining Out, NW Stir, On Your Plate|

COCKTAIL HIDEOUT AND WEEKDAY LUNCH SPOT BRING LATIN-INSPIRED FLAVORS TO SOUTH LAKE UNION INDUSTRY COLLABORATION BLENDS TALENTS IN DESIGN, FOOD AND DRINK Amid the towering office and residential buildings in burgeoning South Lake Union is an intimate gem offering a respite from the hubbub of activity. Gold Bar and Oro Kitchen embody a partnership between restaurant pro Laara Garcia, advertising [...]

jcoco Chocolate Unveils New Seattle “Tastemakers” Collaboration

By | February 23rd, 2018|Food Finds, NW Stir|

Influential culinary talent from around the Northwest partner with celebrated chocolatier to launch line of inspired flavors. jcoco chocolate has recently announced a new collaboration series titled Tastemakers. This multichannel campaign will launch in late March and feature three Seattle-based culinary innovators. These influential leaders will showcase their unique flavor inspirations, culinary points of view and favorite jcoco bar flavors, [...]

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 [...]

Floret by Cafe Flora now Open at Sea-Tac

By | February 12th, 2018|At the Table, Dining Out, NW Stir, On Your Plate|

Renowned Seattle vegetarian restaurant Cafe Flora introduces Floret this February at the Northwest’s largest airport; one of the few vegetarian restaurants in U.S. airports After much anticipation, Floret by Cafe Flora is now open at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. This spinoff of the popular Cafe Flora is a 2,000-square-foot light-filled space located next to the new Delta lounge between A and B terminals. [...]

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 [...]

Auction of Washington Wines Invests in Local Wine Industry

By | February 2nd, 2018|In The News|

Washington State University receives $344,500 for viticulture and enology research; SOS Health Services of Walla Walla receives first Industry Grant for $10,000. The Auction of Washington Wines (AWW) today announced two investments in Washington state’s wine industry. AWW, the single largest private donor to WSU’s Viticulture and Enology research program, is awarding $344,500 to WSU’s wine research program and education, [...]