Taste Washington on the Farm returns with new rustic-chic venues, delightful wines and a dose of adventure

Tickets to Taste Washington’s On the Farm series are on sale now. Three exciting new excursions offer guests the chance for a unique farm-to-table lunch in the greater Seattle area. Go to tastewashington.org to get tickets – limited quantities available. From organic farm greens to freshly caught fish, to fruit orchard berries and robust botanicals – the Puget Sound is rich in agriculture. It’s because … Continue reading Taste Washington on the Farm returns with new rustic-chic venues, delightful wines and a dose of adventure

Wine Trolley rolls in to the Santa Maria Valley

The Santa Maria Valley wine trolley will bring a whole new way of experiencing the wine region. An exciting new feature has rolled into the Santa Maria Valley. The wine trolley will be open for business Saturdays and Sundays, and run every 75 minutes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with its starting point at Town Center West. The wine trolley will also be on the move for one … Continue reading Wine Trolley rolls in to the Santa Maria Valley

How I Discovered Wine by Paul Rest

Arriving in California from the Midwest in the late 1960’s, I thought I knew about wine. My wine experiences were, well, here it goes: Rosé wines from Portugal, Lancers and Mateue; inexpensive French wines that were available at the liquor around the corner from the campus that knew what we students would drink (and our budgets); and, some California wines like Christian Brothers and Wente … Continue reading How I Discovered Wine by Paul Rest

William Shatner and Wil Wheaton Unite to Discuss Beer, Gaming and Wine on Latest Episode Of Brown Bag Wine Tasting

Star Trek fans have been anticipating the next Star Trek cast member to join William Shatner since Levar Burtons appearance last season. In the newest episode of Brown Bag Wine Tasting, Wil Wheaton joins Shatner, geeks out on beer, tastes wine and chats about always wanting to be commander of the Star Trek Enterprise when he was a kid. He also explains why kids today have all … Continue reading William Shatner and Wil Wheaton Unite to Discuss Beer, Gaming and Wine on Latest Episode Of Brown Bag Wine Tasting

Food and Wine Magazine’s Ray Isle Talks BBQ and Civil War Wine on William Shatner’s ‘Brown Bag’

William Shatner’s Brown Bag has been our obsession since its debut on Ora.TV last year. Now in its second season, airing Wednesday’s at 2 pm EST, this series is informative, entertaining and gives us a view of celebrities we do not generally see in standard interviews. The episode we have chosen to highlight  is with Executive Wine Editor of “Food & Wine Magazine” Ray Isle. … Continue reading Food and Wine Magazine’s Ray Isle Talks BBQ and Civil War Wine on William Shatner’s ‘Brown Bag’

Sip, Savor and Enjoy the View at 8th Annual Wine Rocks Seattle

Pull out your calendar and save the date! Wine Rocks Seattle is back for it’s 8th consecutive year and the line up has been announced. Taste the wine, hear the music and help the cause on Thursday, July 9 at Elliott Hall & Pier (Bell Harbor – Pier 66) Sip a few of the  45 plus wineries, breweries and cideries as they are pouring their best against sweeping … Continue reading Sip, Savor and Enjoy the View at 8th Annual Wine Rocks Seattle

William Shatner’s ‘Brown Bag Wine Tasting’ Talks Motorcycles with Enthusiast James Reddick

Prepare to rev up your engine as motorcycle enthusiast James Reddick talks bikes over a glass of mystery wine. Growing up in a small town there wasn’t much to do, most of the kids James grew up with played basketball but he found his passion for bikes at a young age. In addition to riding, James began training his palate for wine when he got … Continue reading William Shatner’s ‘Brown Bag Wine Tasting’ Talks Motorcycles with Enthusiast James Reddick

What I Learned About Enjoying Beer At A Wine Tasting Class by Ginger Johnson

  Last weekend found me, My Fine Husband and two fun flavor-loving (if not slightly disruptive – okay, we all were) friends at a wine class. Wooldridge Creek Winery is one of our go-to wineries anywhere, hands down. Winemakers Kara and Greg are fun, very insightful, funny, and they clearly like giving these classes since they love being winemakers.  As wine club members we can … Continue reading What I Learned About Enjoying Beer At A Wine Tasting Class by Ginger Johnson

Wine Adventures in the Northwest ~ February Calendar of Events

The first month of the year is coming to a close and I have already filled my calendar with Wine Adventures for the Northwest.  If you haven’t updated your calendar with happenings of the vine yet, it’s time to visit some sites and make travel plans. Olympic Peninsula Wineries ~ Red Wine and Chocolate February 9-10 and 16-18 ( Presidents Day Weekend ) from 11:00 … Continue reading Wine Adventures in the Northwest ~ February Calendar of Events

Lively Washington Brewers Festival kicks off tonight

We have been patiently, or perhaps not so patiently, waiting for the Washington Brewer’s Festival to make it’s way back around the calendar and land on Father’s Day weekend.  There are two and half days of merriment to be had by all at King County’s Marymoor Park.  6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway NE in Redmond. 200 different beers from 64 different breweries, pick your day … Continue reading Lively Washington Brewers Festival kicks off tonight