In Preview: Pinot in the City

by Leesy Latronica

Surrounded by mountain ranges in all but one direction, Oregon’s Willamette Valley has long been a Northwestern hub for Pinot…

July 10th, 2014

Along the banks of the Willamette River at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, downtown Portland will cap off Oregon Craft Beer Month with five days of flowing taps at the 27th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival.
Since July 1988, the Oregon Brewers Festival – one of the nation’s longest-running craft beer festivals – has drawn crowds of microbrew fans with a variety of handcrafted brews from local and nationwide distributors.

July 10th, 2014

Back for its 27th year in support of the Washington winemaking industry, this year’s Auction of Washington Wines kicks off Thursday, August 14 with tastings and summer-inspired bites at the Picnic and Barrel Auction.
Guests at Woodinville, Wash.,’s elegant Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery will be in good company, with more than 100 winemakers on hand to offer tastes, and a culinary staff from Tulalip Resort Casino serving up a carefully curated dinner menu.

July 1st, 2014

Head toward the Vancouver Island coast for tastings of more than 100 British Columbian wines accompanied by bites of in-season ingredients, as Taste: Victoria’s Festival of Food and Wine returns for its sixth annual celebration of local, sustainability-focused flavors.

June 27th, 2014

It is no secret that in the summer wine tastes better alfresco, especially on a beautiful patio. This is why it is with excitement and anticipation that we await the kickoff of the Sips of Summer Series happy hour events on Wednesday, July 9 at the Lobby Bar and patio at Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle.

June 26th, 2014

The typical wine tasting or festival boasts of the opportunity to sample through an impressive array of palate-pleasing products from various vineyards, to pair such sips with delicious bites and to converse with the winemakers themselves.

June 6th, 2014

95 entries, 26 cideries, 16 judges and one amazing competition; celebration begins today at PNWCA three-day cider festival in SoDo.
Thursday, June 5, 16 judges from across the Pacific Northwest gathered at Seattle’s Capitol Cider for the first annual Pacific Northwest Cider Awards. The inaugural competition drew an exciting 95 ciders from 26 cideries throughout the Pacific Northwest, including Washington, Oregon, Montana and parts of Canada.

June 5th, 2014

The days have come for the kegs to be tapped, the bottles to be uncapped, and the empty glasses to be filled with brews locally crafted in Oregon. People across the state are dusting off their Pilsners, mugs, and steins in hoppy anticipation for the 4th annual Portland Beer Week.
From June 5– 15, Portland Beer Week celebrates its largest week yet with over 90 events lined up to impress their thirsty patrons.

June 3rd, 2014

One may wonder how the beautiful month of June could ever be improved… Well, Idaho has the answer: dedicate the 30 (hopefully) sunny days to wine!
Idaho is an up and coming state in the wine industry, growing grapes in rich, volcanic soils that are being made into barrels of award-winning wines. “Idaho’s outstanding wines have gained national recognition from publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, The Washington Times, Wine Economist and The Washington Post.

May 29th, 2014

Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2014 is set to kick off its fifth year in style this Friday, May 30th with a party dedicated to what should be everyone’s favorite pastime – succumbing to the temptresses of ales and lagers.
This nine day event of bottled, canned and kegged goodness is bringing to its patrons more than 60 craft beers, nine signature events and 12 feature events that you’ll regret missing.

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