A little rain, a bit of wine and Pike Place Market

The weathermen in Seattle says it’s going to be wet. Being a native Northwesterner means getting out and about this weekend, travelling, tasting and doing a bit of shopping at The Pike Place Market in Seattle, while the rain pours all around us.

Follow the links provided for more information on tickets, maps and directions.

Vinolution 21   $95.00    June 22nd,  6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

West 8th Building ~ 2001 8th Ave, Seattle 98121  206-236-6167

A trendy, cutting edge twist on the typical wine tasting scene, Vinolution 21 will be highlighting new and up and coming wineries of Washington State.  Enjoy music and a live auction while tasting wines from select Washington State Vintners paired with dishes from celebrity and local chefs and sustainable food sources.  Local spirits and beers will also be featured this evening.  Proceeds will benefit The Market Foundation.   www.vinolution.org

Farm Days at The Pike Place Market

The Market is open year round, but June 23rd the farmers take to the streets.  When the Market opened in 1907 local farmers lined the street and every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday through September, Pike Place north of Pine Street will be filled with tents and local farmers.  On Sunday’s Stewart to Virginia Street is closed to vehicle traffic where you can enjoy cooking demonstrations by some of Seattle’s top culinary talent.  For more info and Chef’s bios, please click here.

Wine & Cheese Pairing ~ Spain   $20  June 23rd, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m

The Cheese Cellar ~ 100 4th Ave North, #150, Seattle,  98109  206-404-2743

Cheese and other regional foods are paired with an amazing selection of wines from Spain.  Sample wines from several regions with one of the classical wine experts.

You can also enjoy monthly wine and cheese pairings every 2nd Thursday of every month, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  www.thecheesecellar.com

Lobo Hills Wine Co, New Release Tasting    Tasting is free and paired with small bites.  June 23rd, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and June 24th, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lobo Hills Wine Co.  8232 38th Ave NE, Seattle, 98115  206-240-9009

Featuring Lobo Hills new white wines. 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, 2011 Dry Riesling and the 2011 PGR White Blend.   www.Lobohills.com

A Night of Inspiration on Two Wheels  $25 or 2 for $40  June 27th, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Bell Harbor’s Maritime Event Center ~ 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle, 98121 to purchase tickets ultimatebike.eventbrite.com

From 5:30 – 8:30 enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and bike the waterfront (courtesy Gregg’s Cycles) and have special access to ExOfficio merchandise.  At 7:30 an exclusive presentation.  Gregg Bleakney will inspire you with images and insights fro his two year, 18,000 mile bike journey from Alaska to South America.

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