Living in the PNW sure has its charms, and access to lovely local wines and brews is one of them. With fall on the horizon, I find myself clinging on to the final weeks of summer with lots of outdoor excursions (with the zoo being a favorite!) and refreshing drinks. August is also Washington State wine month, so there are huge wine discounts and fun events that you can check out here.

Here are some of our recommendations for soaking up the rest of the summer. 

Savor the season’s most enticing celebration of local food, wine & the people behind the magic. 

The region’s most delicious event is just around the corner; have you bought your tickets yet? In its biggest showing yet, Taste Washington celebrates its 20th anniversary from March 23 through 26, uniting nearly 300 wineries, 70-plus restaurants, an impressive lineup of esteemed national chefs and a huge crowd of food- and wine-loving attendees ready to raise their glass.

Seattleite clinks wine glasses with Sommelier of the Year, Kristen Young.

It was raining in Seattle. The sky had opened up and released its full fury to truly embody “April Showers.” Completely unaffected, the Waterfront Seafood Grill was bustling and vibing on Pier 70 to the tune of wine glasses chiming. Much of that was due to wine director Kristen Young loading up a few glasses of sparkling wine.