Mark your calendar for a whole month of tasting events.
“If we don’t have it, we’ll get it,” boasts the web slogan for Wine World Warehouse (WWW). This year, the superstore celebrated its first birthday as the largest wine store in the Northwest, with more than 500 local wines and nearly 6,000 international selections. (more…)
A guide to bubbles that will brighten your spirit on New Year’s Eve.
Drinking sparkling wine on New Year’s Eve is a little played out — but regardless, everyone will do it. Most bars include a toast with cover charge, while retailers hammer home their inventory. Realistically, you won’t be focused on pairing your meal this Saturday night — so I’ll throw my hat into the ring for bubbly recommendations, instead. (more…)
Ballard’s oldest bar doesn’t look a day over 97, thanks to its satisfying brunch menu.
Some Seattleites might be appalled at the idea of pairing breakfast — the day’s most important meal — with an alcoholic beverage. Sometimes, however, the holidays call for it — the extensive celebration with abrasive relatives where a copious supply of wine is your only refuge, for example. (more…)
Get spicy with Mexican cooking and Chilean refreshments.
Traveling in Australia can make an American hanker after Tex Mex like no other. It could have been the three weeks of driving on the opposite side of the road or that it rained the entire time of my visit for the first time in a four year draught, but my time in the Land Down Under was a unique experience overall. (more…)
Keep it fresh and regional with Wallingford dive bar grub and Georgetown slug.
A daylight headache is bound to follow when one often finds themselves face to face with a bottle of wine (or four). A true beverage-fiend knows when you have a fever, the only cure is more alcohol — and its lesser known partner in crime, grease. (more…)
Fireside Cellars wants to lend you a holiday hand.
Comedian Maria Bamford, also known as “Crazy Target Lady,” manically embodies one tip for the holiday shopping season that kicked off last Friday — participants must be fit, fixated and freaking into it. Beyond the shopping and the party-going, the holidays often require a steady pace of preparedness. One misstep could end in a misshapen gingerbread house, a cranberry cocktail gone sour or even ::gasp:: an accidentally charred bird. (more…)
Critically acclaimed wine is just a few bills away.
“They’re just grapes from a farm, that’s all it is,” said Kristen Young, former Wine Director at AQUA by El Gaucho (formerly Waterfront Seafood Grill). “People like to make such a fuss about wine.” (more…)