I attended this year’s Taste Washington Grand Taste on Sunday, which was a change from years past when we went for the Saturday tasting. I will say, the lack of crowds on Sunday made it quite the enjoyable experience! It was nice to have the ability to stop and chat with winemakers and actually taste through several wines without feeling rushed to step out of the way for the next person in line. It’s always a challenge to learn a lot about what you’re tasting at busy events like this, but I had a great time this year with the lesser Sunday crowd! As I have in the past few years, I made my focus trying wines from wineries I either had never heard of, or just had not had a chance to try yet. Boy oh boy did this work out in my favor as I found several great Washington wines that I can’t wait to try more of! I always walk into the Grand Taste with my go-to stops mapped out, so that I can make sure to hit the ones I have identified in advance. I took that approach once again this year, and managed to make it to many of the wineries and restaurants I had mapped out!
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
Taste Washington (Twitter: @TasteWashington), the nation’s largest single region food and wine event, is back in action from March 31st to April 3rd, 2016. As always, there are a multitude of events to please your palate, culminating with the Grand Taste on April 2nd and 3rd. Here is your one-stop shop for details on each of the various Taste Washington events and activities:
Sunday, February 28, 2016
If you missed this year’s Seattle Wine & Food Experience (SWFE), you missed out big! This year’s event was a hit, and guests left with extremely full bellies and a list of new wine, beer, cider and spirits favorites. I personally LOVED the food options at this year’s event. The restaurants certainly brought their A-game and the food offerings were simply delightful. I also discovered a new cidery and had the chance to try several offerings of my favorite type of beverage: sparkling wine/champagne! In case you missed my Instagram feed at the event (find me on Instagram: sipsandthecity), here are my favorites and finds from this year’s Seattle Wine & Food Experience.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
The “King of Grapes” is on showcase this next Saturday February 6th, as Seattle Uncorked hosts the 6th Annual Cabernet Classic! Elegant wines need an elegant location in which to be enjoyed, so this year’s event is being held at the new Porche
Bellevue from 6-9pm. The event features 28 of Washington’s most
exclusive wineries and will include Cabernets and Cab based blends from current
releases and library selections. To top it off, guests will enjoy an easy
arrival and departure with complimentary valet parking from Butler Valet.
Wineries pouring at this year’s Cabernet Classic include:
Betz Family Winery
Bunnell Family Cellar
Five Star Cellars
Hedges Family Estates
J. Bookwalter Winery
L’Ecole No. 41
Mullan Road (Cakebread)
Va Piano Vineyards
Tickets are $100 and net proceeds from the event benefit Talk It Up TV and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. More information on the event and tickets are available here.