The Grand Tasting Experience
Join winemakers, winery owners, and managers for an evening of tasty bites and sipping samples of over 50 wines from 20 premier wineries along the Wine Road in Sonoma County California. The cool jazz sounds of Emmanuel del Casa trio will sway around you as drinks flow and the silent auction takes place with all proceeds and 75% of ticket sales benefiting The Northwest Harvest. Clink glasses to helping hunger relief programs this Thursday, April 17 at 6:30-9:30 pm.
TOAST raises a glass to spirits for the fourth year in Portland.
Last weekend, the Oregon Distillers Guild’s yearly celebration of artisan spirits took place amidst the twinkling lights and glittering glass of Portland’s World Trade Center. Novices and connoisseurs alike had the opportunity to talk to more than 30 craft distillers and taste their wares over the course of two gloriously warm weekend evenings.
Washington wineries make their way to Seattle for two-day event
Forget to make plans for the upcoming weekend? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Taste Washington takes a plunge again this weekend March 29-30 into Seattle’s CenturyLink Field Event Center with more than 200 featured Washington wineries.
Four northwest distilleries show off their best
In honor of the American Spirits 11th Annual Craft Spirits Conference March 31 to April 2, American Distilling Institute is putting on an educational cocktail night in the private room of Local 360. Join four Northwest distilleries by grabbing a drink from a skilled bartender or sampling some of the best from each distillery. Tickets for this private event are sure to go fast, so get yours for $60 ahead of time.
Where to wine with your beloved this coming weekend.
Grab your honey and head to wine country this winter because February offers an abundance of romantic events involving fantastic wine and dreamy chocolates from Wenatchee to North Vancouver.
· Lake Chelan Wine Valley hosts “Red Wine and Chocolate” on the weekends of Feb. 8-9 and 15-16, Lake Chelan Valley tasting rooms will serve up red wine and chocolate pairings at each of the 20 local wineries.
Yearning to lodge your love this Valentine’s Day? Look no further, Travel Cupid is here.
The 14th of February is arriving fast, so it might be time to start thinking about where to take your valentine for a cozy evening of snuggles and sips. Many Northwest lodging locations are gearing up for a month of romance, here are few heartfelt options worth considering.
“Month of Love” at Willows Lodge: Woodinville, Wash.
As we head into the weekend to kick off the month of February with the Superbowl, it seems only fitting to showcase some options for great beer events this month! From Portland to Victoria, and everything in between, the Northwest sure does enjoy a good beer.
Febrewary 1: Start off the month at Belgianfest, hosted by the Washington Beer Commission on Seattle’s waterfront, with more than 90 varieties of Belgian beers. Noon to 4 pm and 5:30pm to 9:30 pm.
Explore the tastes of the Northwest and more at the Seattle Food and Wine Experience, back for its sixth year on Sunday, Feb. 23. This event features unique “experiences” where guests can “educate themselves about beverage and culinary products from the Northwest and beyond, talk to producers and taste samples.”
Below you can read a teaser for some of the many featured experiences you can expect to find at this event.
Perk up those midwinter blues with an opportunity to get out of the house this February to support the LGBTQ community and wet your whistle at a local event. Portland’s first LGBTQ wine, beer and spirits festival, THIRST Fest 2014, will take over the Tiffany Center in downtown Portland, Feb. 7-8.