Sunday, January 27, 2013

Upcoming Events - February & March, 2013

As the rain becomes relentless and the New Year’s resolutions start to fade out, we find ourselves giddy with excitement at the late winter and spring line-up of Washington Wine Events. Every year in February and March some of the best events of the year occur and I thought I’d put together a list of some of those so you can mark your calendars now. Here are some wine events coming up over the next few months to check out:

February 9th & 10th and 16th & 17th, 2013

February 16th & 17th, 2013

February 9th & 10th and 16th & 17th, 2013

Seattle Wine & Food Experience - Seattle Center Exhibition Hall (look for an upcoming Sips & the City post on this event)
February 24th, 2013

March 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 2013

Taste Washington - CenturyLink Field Events Center (look for an upcoming Sips & the City post on this event)
March 23rd and 24th, 2013

February 1st, March 1st, April 5th & May 3rd, 2013

Every 3rd Thursday of the month, year round

 So pick up your tickets to a few of these events, which all are sure to serve some fantastic Washington wine. I’ll see you at a few of them myself, cheers!

Sips on the Road: Bier Thirty, Part One

Karl and Ally at Stone
Celebrating the end of the day has long been accomplished with a nice cold beer, but for my very handsome boyfriend Karl’s 30th birthday, he wanted to celebrate the end of a decade with beer, and so we did.  Twenty real life humans and one cardboard cutout gathered the morning of January 19th and climbed our way in to our party bus to attempt a visit to five different San Diego breweries in seven hours.  Aside from that we were given only one other goal of not racking up a bill for Karl with the bus driver by keeping ourselves “together,” a goal I’m happy to report we accomplished.  In all the day was a complete success and the breweries were welcoming, the great part for me was I had only ever been to one in person having tried beers from only a few as well, so it was a day of firsts for me.

The breweries visited in order were Stone World Bistro and Gardens, Lost Abbey, Green Flash, Rough Draft and the original San Diego brewery, Mission Brewery.  Each is deserving of their own post so over the course of a few weeks I’ll post about each going in order of those visited.