Events and Tastings Around the Sound

The kids are getting ready to break out of school for the summer and mom and dad, you are going to need a break.  Here are this week’s stellar options.

Casual Wine Tasting featuring wines from Austria

A casual wine and food pairing featuring wines from Austria.  Three wines will be paired with three small plates from chef Doug Wilson, and two of the wines will be offered at great retail pricing.  The host will be Winebow’s Amy Morris, who just got back from Austria this week!

June 12th  6:00 p.m.  at Ten Mercer  Cost is $20.00

10 Mercer Street, Seattle, 98109  Valet Parking available.  206-691-3723 reservations please.  Please mention reserving for this wine event.

Sommelier Journal presents Antinori Sommelier Challenge

A head to head duel between Canlis’ Nelson Daquip ad SeaStar’s Erik Leidhom as they begin their quest to find the nation’s Top Sommelier.

The event includes a reception featuring Antinori Wines with passsed appetizers from Ten Mercer.  A four course dinner with 3 paired wines chosen by each Sommelier and a years subscription to Sommelier Journal in addition too a copy of the most current issue.

June 15th  6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  at Ten Mercer  Cost is $110 inclusive of tax & gratuity

10 Mercer Street, Seattle, 98109  Valet Parking available.  206-691-3723 reservations please.

Crime and Pun-ishment ~ A Murder Mystery Dinner

A traditional murder mystery set in the 1920’s Gangster-land.  Mosters, murder and comic mayhem are the theme for the evening.

June 15th  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at French Creek Manor.  Cost is $60 per person with discounts for multiple admission purchases.

French Creek Manor, 9931 167th Ave SE, Snohomish,  98290   888-643-2538  or

Art from the Heart Fundraiser for Old Dog Haven and Art for Animals Sake

AFAS believes that through education we can encourage empathy for all living beings, thereby preventing abusive behavior toward animals. We are dedicated to educating under-served populations about animal health, welfare, compassion, and responsible guardianship.

Supplies will be provided, easy step-by-step art instruction of the featured art and your wine tasting for inspiration!

You will also be able to purchase AFAS private labeled wines, with 40% donated to AFAS. Sign up at the attached link – the cost is $45, and all the profits are donated to AFAS.

June16th  3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Cost is $45

Northwest Cellars Winery and Tasting Room, 11909 124th Ave NE, Kirkland, 98034  425-825-9463  Reservations please…class size is limited.

Fathers Day Grilling with Dad

Lean to cook low and slow backyard grill techniques with Executive Chef Dan Ratigan.  Chef will provide recipes for rubs and sauces and teach guests how to prepare side dishes on the grill to accompany your meats.  Wine pairing optional of robust grill friendly reds from Argentina, France and Washington.

June 17th  3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Cost  $39 – $59

The Fireside at The Resort at Port Ludlow, One Heron Road, Port Ludlow, 98365  360-437-7412

Wine/Food Pairing, German/Austrian Wine with Arnie Millan

This is an introductory series with Sommelier Arnie Millan to guide you through the basics of wine.  The second half of the class will focus on food and wine pairings with a handout detainling Arnie’s rules of food and wine pairing.

June 24th  3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Cost is $39 per class

Wine World and Spirits, 400 NE 45th, Seattle, 98105  206-402-6086  Advance registration required.  Free parking is available in WineWorld’s lot on the North end of the building.

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