Wine Awards

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Crushing It: The Best Washington Wines of 2019

All the winners from the 14th Annual Seattle magazine Wine Awards

This article appears in print in the August 2019 issue as part of the 14th Annual Seattle magazine Wine Awards. Click here to subscribe. Prices listed may vary depending on place of purchase. Our team judged everyday bottles as under $35 and splurge bottles as over $35; the only exception is Cabernet Sauvignon, which also has a special-occasion…

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2019 Washington Wine Awards: The Winners

Our annual blind taste test of Washington wines reveals the best reds, whites and rosés at every price point

This article appears in print in the August 2019 issue as part of the 14th Annual Seattle magazine Wine Awards. Click here to subscribe. In the 14 years we’ve been conducting our annual Washington Wine Awards, we’ve seen various themes emerge. But this year, there was no strict formula for success among the winners: The white wine of the year comes…

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Red, White & Rosé: The Best Washington Wines of the Year

All the winners from the 13th Annual Seattle Magazine Wine Awards

Additional research and reporting by Marne Coleman and Austin Iverson. This article appears in print in the August 2018 issue as part of the 13th Annual Seattle Magazine Wine Awards. Click here to subscribe. You don’t have to spend a fortune to drink well. The best, boldest and brightest sips from our 13th Annual Wine Awards will take you…

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2018 Washington Wine Awards: The Winners

This year’s award-winning wines prove you don’t have to spend a fortune to drink well

This article appears in print in the August 2018 issue as part of the 13th Annual Seattle Magazine Wine Awards. Click here to subscribe. Cheerleaders of the Washington wine scene (we include ourselves among them) have long touted Washington as a state that offers wines of incredible value, especially when compared to our two neighboring states to the…

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2018 Washington Wine Buying Guide

Featuring the Washington state winners and finalists from our 2018 wine awards

This article appears in print in the August 2018 issue as part of the 13th Annual Seattle Magazine Wine Awards. Click here to subscribe. BEST WINES OF THE YEAR Rosé of the YearLong Shadows 2017 Julia’s Dazzle Rosé of Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $20 White Wine of the YearEfestē 2016 Feral Sauvignon Blanc, Ancient Lakes, Evergreen Vineyard, $20 Red…

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How We Choose the Winners of the Seattle Magazine Wine Awards

More than a dozen experts help us select the best Washington wines of the year

Seattle magazine Washington Wine Awards 2018 tasting panel from the March 19, 2018 tasting, which took place at Metropolist. From left to right: Yashar Shayan, Seattle magazine and Impulse Wine; Cole Sisson, Doe Bay Wine Company; Jeff Cox, PCC; Chris Horn, Purple Cafe and Wine Bar Seattle; Shelly Fitzgerald, Columbia Winery; Annie Sullivan, Anthony’s Restaurants;…

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