The 10 Reasons to Attend Seattle Magazine's Red, White & Brew

By: Lauren Mang | Posted July 17, 2014

There is one week left to nab tickets Tickets are actually sold out to Seattle magazine's third annual Red, White & Brew fete, which happens Friday, July 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. For this year's event, you'll head skyward to the Fremont Foundry's rooftop and hobnob with other wine lovers (the party celebrates all the Washington wineries that will be featured in our 9th Annual Best Washington Wine Awards, all selected by a panel of the top sommeliers and wine professionals in Seattle) and social types. Why should you go? Allow us to present 10 reasons.

1. It's on a roof. Who doesn't enjoy drinking on a rooftop? The vistas, the breeze; it's downright Un-American to dislike rooftop drinking. Don't be Un-American.

2. You'll be sampling incredible Washington wines. All the vino being sipped has won major awards.

3. You'll also be sampling local beers. Not much of a wine drinker? That's just swell because there will be a slew of locally brewed brews for your drinking pleasure in addition to our award-winning wine selection.

4. It's on a Friday. If you happen to imbibe a bit too much, you're in the clear because the next day is Saturday.

5. The food. On Safari Foods is providing a menu that's included in your ticket price. Expect foodstuffs like fingerling potatoes with crème fraiche and Ikura and black caviar; sweet potato salmon cakes with Thai chili dipping sauce; cheese platters (no wine event is complete sans cheese platters); Bunny Chow, which is a South African dish consisting of hollowed-out bread and stuffed with a variety of different fillings; and steamed mussels and clams in garlic butter sauce.

6. Beaucoup desserts like boozy milkshakes and mini cupcakes.

7. It's an excuse to get fancy dressed. Or not. Either attire is acceptable.

8. Your party photo could potentially appear on this very website or in an upcoming issue of Seattle magazine.

9. Mingle with local winemakers and other partygoers. 

10. It's a bargain! Your $55 ticket includes all drinks and food.