Catch the Crush in Yakima Valley

Barbara Glover from Wine Yakima Valley reports: As harvest begins in the Yakima Valley, so does the anticipation of the most spectacular time of year wine country. Experience harvest with the experts during the Annual Catch the Crush Weekend, October 14 and 15, 2017. Nearly 40 wineries invite guests to tour vineyards, enjoy harvest and […]

Structure Cellars is Part of Seattle’s Hip, Expanding Sodo District Wine Scene

This article originally appeared in the October, 2017 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine Owning and operating your own winery might seem like a pretty cool occupation, but behind-the-scenes challenges requiring time, money, and sweat equity can make getting there a daunting task. The husband-and-wife team of Brian Grasso and Brandee Slosar know that firsthand. They’ve […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Summer, 2017

For the week of September 24, 2017: Vartanyan Estate Winery 2014 Melange – This is a true Bordeaux blend in that it includes all six of the varietals permitted within the appellation: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carmenere. Spicy aromatics start you off, with layers of black currant, berries, and a […]

Pacific Northwest Salmon and Wines: The Perfect Combination

This article originally appeared in the September, 2017 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine One of the great things about living in the Pacific Northwest is the availability of fresh, local seafood. Penn Cove mussels, oysters from Taylor Shellfish, and Puget Sound salmon are just a few of the many possibilities. Salmon is an especially prized […]

Dates Announced for 2018 Taste Washington Festival

SEATTLE (August 1) – Coming off its biggest year ever, Taste Washington will be back for another four-day festival March 22-25, 2018. The announcement comes as we raise a glass to Washington State Wine Month, a month-long celebration featuring wine promotions and special offers at participating retailers, hotels, restaurants and tasting rooms across the state. […]

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