Local Producers

April 24, 2012 7:13 PM
You could say that Washington Governor Chris Gregoire has started a war of wine words.On Monday, while announcing funding for a new $5...
April 20, 2012 12:45 AM
Wilridge Winery and Vineyard’s 80-acre estate on Naches Heights near Yakima is most likely the only vineyard site in the state—maybe even...
April 20, 2012 12:01 AM
If invention is born the minute an idea pops into an unsuspecting brain, Mike Fitzgerald’s Halfpops snack was born when an idea popped,...
April 19, 2012 6:17 PM
In the April issue of Seattle magazine, I shake up five new (to me) local spirits. But they aren’t the only new local liquors or liqueurs...
April 8, 2012 6:38 PM
Reynvaan Family Vineyards 2009 Unnamed SyrahWalla Walla Valley, $55This Walla Walla winery has enjoyed a lot of buzz about its first two...
April 8, 2012 6:38 PM
The local trend toward Belgian-style beers shows no sign of slowing; however, local beer drinkers are not willing to entirely abandon their...
April 8, 2012 6:37 PM
Washington state’s spirited landscape is changing rapidly, as both new and well-established distilleries introduce a wide array of...
April 5, 2012 11:02 PM
I pity the poor souls who’ve never tasted one of Autumn Martin’s decadent molten chocolate cakes-in-a-jar, baked to an oozy middle and...
April 5, 2012 10:37 PM
Although Art Stone launched his new company, Honest Biscuits, last October, he traces its roots to his boyhood in North Carolina, where he...
February 18, 2012 1:06 AM
Hestia, the Greek goddess of hearth and home, is a fitting symbol for Hestia Cellars. Winemaker and owner Shannon Jones came up with the...
February 17, 2012 11:52 PM
With backgrounds in marketing and sales, Mhairi Voelsgen and Erin Brophy may not be your typical team of craft distillers, but then, their...
February 17, 2012 11:31 PM
Sewing shouldn’t be just for pros—or just for those who own fancy equipment. So say the creators of Made, a fully equipped sewing studio...
January 14, 2012 12:04 AM
When writing about aged cocktails, I feel I should start with, “It all starts a long time ago, in a faraway place,” as if my grandfather...
January 13, 2012 11:53 PM
The Gin’s the Thing Sitting on a stool at the long wooden bar—and I strongly suggest it—is a singular experience. While sipping, you can...
January 13, 2012 11:36 PM
When Dorcas Young moved from rural Botswana to Whidbey Island in 1996, one of her greatest challenges was finding the foods she had eaten...