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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 tastewashington.org. 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 [...]

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 [...]

Seattle Chefs Create Organization to Fund Human Rights Issues

By | October 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Seattle restaurant community is a tightknit one—whether passing along the name of a great line cook or favorite farmer, jumping in to be an extra pair of hands at an auction dinner, or rallying around a friend going through a hard time—there’s something special about being a part of the hospitality industry in Seattle. And it’s that sense of [...]

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 [...]

Tickets On Sale for James Beard Foundation’s Taste America “A Night of Culinary Stars”

By | July 28th, 2018|Events, Uncategorized|

Ready your taste buds, because for one night only, Seattle's best chefs are teaming up with national All-Star chefs to prepare an exclusive dinner you won't soon forget. Called "A Night of Culinary Stars," the event brings together 10 of Washington's most celebrated chefs — including two-time James Beard Award winner Edouardo Jordan (JuneBaby, Salare), James Beard Award winner Felipe [...]

2018 Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival Cheesemaker Lineup Announced

By | July 27th, 2018|Events, Uncategorized|

Washington's biggest party celebrating the state's artisan cheese community is back Saturday, September 15. Hundreds of cheese lovers will gather at the Seattle Design Center to sample nearly 100 locally produced cheeses and at the annual Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival. It's an an opportunity for cheese enthusiasts and industry professionals to taste, learn, and connect with the people behind their [...]