Last November, the Burgundian tavern in Seattle decided to try an experiment. “I always like to challenge the locals to do something that has not been done before,” says Phillip Bonney, event manager for the Burgundian and creator of Coffee Beer Festival. The goal was a total coffee takeover of the Burgundian, explains Bonney, from the 23 taps on the wall to the food coming out of the kitchen to the cocktails rattling away in their shakers.
No event exemplifies the Oregon wine community’s renowned camaraderie and generosity in the same way as ¡Salud!, Oregon wine’s highlight event of the year. Top Pinot Noir producers again come together to offer wine lovers and collectors the opportunity to acquire their best cuvées of the highly-anticipated 2012 vintage with exclusive Pinot Noirs only available at Friday’s Big Board auction.
Happy Black Friday! As you scroll through your social media of choice’s newsfeed while you wait in what might be the world’s longest line at Best Buy/Macy’s/Target/a random furniture store, please know that a salvation drink is just a few hours away. From gourmet food and mouth-watering wines, to seasonal beers and more, the Northwest is brimming with food and drink and holiday-related events inspired by the season.
Deck the Hills with bottles of wine and come celebrate the holiday season with Oregon Wine Country. Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association is ramping up for their annual Thanksgiving weekend wine tastings, but this year the celebration will continue all the way to Christmas.
From holiday wine packages and barrel art to exclusive offerings and festive decor, the Dundee Hills wine appellation is decking out their wineries, vineyards, restaurants and more to reflect the spirit of the season.
Drink wine and be merry at the first annual Great American Wine Festival on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Double Tree Hotel in Portland, Ore. Running in conjunction with the Wine Tourism Conference and partnered with the Northwest Food & Wine Festival, wine lovers will revel as they taste from 200 featured wineries from across the country.
When a world class team of celebrity chefs come together in the heart of Vancouver to promote the success of young Canadian chefs just breaking their way into the culinary world, you know it’s going to be good. On Sunday, Oct. 27, renowned chefs will come together at Hawksworth Restaurant to cook and judge during an evening of gourmet food and drink, and the crowning of one talented young chef.
You haven’t quite forgotten about them, have you?
Through so many happy months of core-warming winter porters, cleanly carbonated spring ales and lazy summer saisons they’ve been nagging at the back of your mind. And now it’s their turn. Pumpkin beers are back, and every time they return we have to ask ourselves why we only really revel in their magnificence for one season out of the four.
The celebration of a generous summer, harvest season in the Northwest is a time for all things wine. From Oregon to British Columbia, the Northwest is rich in its viticultural offerings, and early autumn is the perfect time to sample new releases, participate in ceremonious grape stomps, or just revel in the flavors of the season.
Get a good education during two weekends of beer-based curriculum at Oregon’s North Coast “brew-niversity” and take a crash course in Beer 101, Oct. 18-20 and 25-27. Asoria-Warrenton, Seaside and Cannon Beach have come together to offer a series of tap-takeovers, beer and food pairings, educational beer sessions and more,during this unique and interactive beer event.