Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Well I’ve done a lot of wine tasting (which is quite obvious if you’ve happened to read this blog in the past), and I’ve visited most of the AVAs of Washington to do said tasting. There was just one major area left for me to visit and I finally had the opportunity when we ventured east for the Walla Walla Spring Release in early May. My friend Annie (@BlackPearlSEA) and I set out from rainy Seattle with high hopes of sun drenched vineyards and copious amounts of Walla Walla wine. While we didn’t necessarily get those sun drenched vineyards (that was some wacky weather that weekend..), we did get to experience some of the best of Walla Walla and had some great stories along the way!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Wine Rocks. No, really, it does! At Seattle’s 4th annual Wine Rocks event (@WineRocksSEA), not only do you get to taste wine and listen to music (which can be pretty standard at tasting events), you get to taste wine and listen to music played by the winemakers that just poured you the wine! This year’s event, held at the Georgetown Ballroom on June 9th from 7pm – 10:30pm, brings together wine, food, and some amazing music from some prominent Washington winemakers.
I attended last year’s event at the Hard Rock Café, and I was seriously impressed with the talent that was displayed, both in the bottle and on stage. While the Hard Rock was a great venue as far as location, the brand spankin’ new nature of it, etc, it was pretty cramped in there. The winemakers practically had to scream over the music to describe their wines as some of them were basically right next to the stage. I’m definitely looking forward to this year’s venue, as I hear that it’s a bit more spread out and accommodating.
This year’s event will feature 30+ wineries and breweries, and music from Jamie Brown (Waters Winery), Chip McLaughlin (Vinyl Wines) (@VinylWines), Rob Newsom (Boudreaux Cellars), Gordy Rawson (Chatter Creek Winery and a few more special performances!
This is a great event that is sure to sell out, so get your tickets now and get ready to rock out (just don’t rock too hard and spill your wine!) at Seattle’s Wine Rocks on June 9th! I’ll see you there!