Washington Wine

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Vote: The Seattle Magazine 2018 Readers’ Choice Washington Wine Awards

Cast your votes for the best Washington wine experiences!

This August, Seattle magazine is publishing the winners of our 13th annual Seattle magazine Washington Wine Awards. Winners of the tasting portion will be selected by a panel of local wine experts, including Seattle magazine wine writer Paul Zitarelli. But we’re also looking to our readers to help us determine winners of a couple of…

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This Longtime Vacation Hotspot Has a Wine Scene Worth Slowing Down to Explore

Cruise your way through the San Juan Islands for a taste of varietals you won’t find on the state’s dry side.

Spend an afternoon sipping a glass of Riesling at the new tasting room for Orcas Island Winery

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The Must List: Bumbershoot, Bigfoot Convention and PAX West

Your guide to Seattle's hottest events.

If Bigfoot is real, squatch buffs might get to the bottom of the Northwest legend this weekend.

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A Washington Area Better Known for Jet Skis Has Become a Legit Wine Region

Taste your way through Lake Chelan’s emerging wineries on an electric bike.

The vineyards surrounding Nefarious Cellars.

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The 7 Best Wine Destinations in the Pacific Northwest

Even beyond the wine, these Northwest locations make gorgeous getaways.

The grounds around the Inn at Abeja in Walla Walla invite strolling.

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Don’t be the Sloppy Wine Fest Amateur, Take These Tips From a Pro

Tips and strategies for sipping your way through the Auction of Washington Wines.

When it comes to sampling wines at a tasting, sip, dump or spit—and remember: It’s OK not to taste everything.

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Thankfully, Superb Washington Rosé is Always in Season

Once a fleeting sign of spring, Washington rosés have bloomed into a favorite yearlong sipper.

Tis the season for rosé.

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Washington Wine Spotlight: Columbia Gorge AVA

When it comes to buzzworthy Washington wine regions, a little bit of everything—and magic—is happening on a tiny patch in southern Washington

Brian McCormick, winemaker at Memaloose winery in Lyle, Washington, is drawn to the Gorge’s microclimates and singular winemaking opportunities

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Tasting Tips and Can’t-Miss Wines at Taste Washington

Taste Washington's nearly-sold out, two-day long Grand Tasting starts tomorrow; here are some industry insider sipping tips

Taste Washington, billed as “the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event,” turns 20 this year, and the gathering, organized by the Washington Wine Commission and Visit Seattle, has pulled out all the stops. But even its themed wine parties like Thursday’s Red & White Party at AQUA at EL Gaucho, today’s Taste Washington on…

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10 Bottles to Start a Washington Wine Cellar

A micro view of the many Washington wines on offer at Taste Washington

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DeLille’s Chris and Thea Upchurch’s Red Mountain Retreat

On Red Mountain, a winemaking couple create a space that’s both workplace and retreat

Chris Upchurch, winemaker at DeLille Cellars, and his wife Thea, created their “barn” near Benton City, where they spend much of harvest season, as a place to gather friends and guests, as well as to make wine

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MOHAI’s ‘Edible City’-Inspired Food and Wine Pairings

MOHAI’s new exhibit traces the city’s food journey. To celebrate, curator and Seattle food writer Rebekah Denn’s expanded excerpt from the exhibit presents some iconic—but not fancy—food pairings with Washington wines, beers and spirits

Tim’s chips and sparkling wine? For real

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Tom Skerritt remains more committed than ever to the creative economy in the Northwest

Tom Skerritt is one of Seattle’s 25 most influential people reshaping our region. #mostinfluential   Fans were understandably disappointed to learn that Tom Skerritt wasn’t asked to reprise his role as Commander Mike “Viper” Metcalf in “Top Gun 2.” “You can’t beat Tom Skerritt with a gun,” wrote one fan on Twitter. Skerritt has said that…

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The Pursuit of Nobility: Interview with Lenny Wilkens

One of Seattle’s greatest sports icons eyes return of NBA

On a recent edition of three-time Emmy-award winning sports TV talk show “Pardon The Interruption,” cohost Michael Wilbon heaped lavish praise on NBA legend and Seattle icon Lenny Wilkens in celebration of his 85th birthday.  Wilbon noted that he’s a “basketball Hall of Famer three times over” [as a player, coach and assistant coach of…