Open your mind and mouth, drink rosé with salmon and crab-based sushi rolls.

Drastic weather changes in the Northwest should not phase us natives. Just because fall made its very distinctive grand entrance last week does not mean we need to alter our habits. It might be time to pack away the swim suits for the season but this year’s rosé releases are only now moving into their prime.

Go to naples via 520 with the station pizzeria and campania’s house wine of aglianico.

Naples hasn’t always had the cleanest reputation. The Italian port city garnered a messy rap with its overflowing landfills last year, the consistently looming mob crime scene, its historically corrupt local government and its overpopulation (nearly one million

Learn how to drink better and drink smarter with the sorrento hotel’s drinking lessons.

Roosted against a cool stone ledge of the penthouse balcony at Seattle’s historic Sorrento Hotel, I channeled my inner Oscar Wilde — gazing toward my city with twilight looming and clutching a goblet of wormwood to my chest. “A glass of absinthe is as poetical as anything in the world,” said the 19th century poet. “What difference is there between a glass of absinthe and a sunset.”

Southwestern style food brings spice and spirit to bellevue Square.

Williams Shakespeare once composed that in his youth, he “never did apply hot and rebellious liquors in (his) blood.” Two weeks ago, I applied both hot food and rebellious liquors in my blood at Bellevue’s Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill kick-off for the chain’s annual Chile Fest.