Family man, ex-dentist and premier winemaker at Maison Bleue Family Winery.
Jon Martinez is an accountant. He’s also a father, husband, janitor, business owner, grape grower and, most recently, the praiseworthy winemaker of Maison Bleue Family Winery. (more…)
A distinguished trio of single malts were featured at a recent downtown tasting.
On Tuesday, May 10, the Washington Athletic Club hosted a tasting engagement for The Balvenie, one of the most eminent whisky labels in Scotland. A handful of invited guests were on hand to sip three select single malts — and a few lucky Seattleite staff members were among them. The event was part of a nationwide promotion to introduce a distinguished brand to a wider North American audience. (more…)
Attention dairy lovers: the Seattle Cheese Festival is coming to town!
Lactose intolerant individuals, beware: the seventh annual Seattle Cheese Festival is hitting the avenues of Pike Place Market this weekend. More than 30 creameries will be on hand, presenting their unique flavors from end to end of the city’s most famous thoroughfare. Seattleite was lucky enough to score a sneak peek at Coach Farms, one of the festival’s delicious exhibitors. (more…)
Capitol Hill wine bar kicks off its monthly dinner series with Chef Andy Dekle.
Wine bars — the sleek and sexy siblings of local coffee shops — are all the rage, thanks to Washington’s current obsession with viticulture. While there might not be a wine bar on every corner in Seattle (yet), each neighborhood in the city seems to have at least one that’s making an imprint on the local dining scene. (more…)
Summer to-do’s: Hit the beach, eat some goodies, drink fine wine, maybe get naked.
It’s that time of year again, Seattle (well, almost). Time to fill our trunks with wicker baskets, Pendleton blankets and a couple bottles of rosé and head to the nearby shore. Once there, some of us will board our boats for a sexy sail on the Sound, while others compete with seagulls for a spot on one of Lake Washington’s sandy beaches. (more…)
A former Oscar De La Renta designer froths up a delicious new business venture.
Seattleite entrepreneur Jillu Zaveri recently invited me into her home — her beautifully decorated home, I might add — for a cup of chai tea and a chat about her fashion career, as well as her most recent endeavor, Jaipur Avenue. (more…)
Pacific Science Center combines fine wine with the Pleistocene Age.
“How would you like to be described: balanced and brilliant, coarse and corky, ripe and rounded, earthy and elegant, tart and tannic, or velvety and vigorous?” (more…)