Sunday, February 10, 2019

Upcoming Event: Seattle Wine & Food Experience 2019 - February 21st to 24th - Various Locations


I’m back to writing after a hiatus that brought me the most adorable and happy tiny human just in time to provide details on one of my favorite events of the year! The Seattle Wine & Food Experience (SWFE) is back this year with another event added to its already stellar list of delicious activities. Over the course of four days February 21st-February 24th 2019, guests will able to nosh at Comfort, POP! Bubbles & Seafood, The Grand Tasting and the new Sunday Supper.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sips on the Road: A Fall Visit to Illinois Wine Country

Last fall my husband and I headed east to visit some of his family in Illinois. After a long weekend in Chicago being complete tourists, we headed out of town to see the countryside. As we all know, I LOVE experiencing other wine regions when I travel, so I was quick to do some research on Illinois wine and find a few wineries to try in our travels around northern and central Illinois. The Illinois Wine website has a great history page with a timeline of the (very lengthy) history of Illinois Wine. Fun fact #1: Illinois was one of the largest wine producers in the United States prior to prohibition! Fun fact #2: Illinois had 27 wineries in 2001, which grew to 105 wineries by 2011! It’s always so fun learning about different wine regions around the country.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

An Afternoon of Rosé and Grenache Blanc at Taste Washington 2017


We enjoyed the 20th vintage of Taste Washington last weekend and it delighted attendees with tastes and bites as it always does. I attended Sunday this year and I took the same approach that I have the past few years, and ventured out to try wines from wineries that I had never heard of before. With 225+ in attendance, there were many of them! The winery count in Washington has grown significantly in the past several years and it’s been exciting to try new things from our new up and coming winemakers and wineries.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Seattle Wine & Food Experience, Continued...

Hi Everyone! I am so excited for my first guest post at Sips & the City! The Seattle Food and Wine Experience is probably my favorite event of the year. And while I don’t know much about wine, I do know my food and beer! Here are a few of my favorites from the event that really stood out to me:

Duke’s Seafood & Chowderhouse These guys bring it every year! This year’s sample was a fish taco with: lightly blackened wild Alaska true cod with feta, tequila lime aioli, cabbage, avocado and cucumber pico de gallo. It was incredible!! And who doesn’t love tacos? I’m definitely making a visit to Duke’s soon.