There is a sense of celebration in the air, with Christmas around the corner. The most festive (and delicious!) time of the year is almost here. It’s time to catch up with friends and family over lingering feasts and conversations. Good food and wine are synonymous with Christmas parties. While most of us plan the food way in advance, picking out the wines is often a last-minute stressor. It doesn’t have to be that way!
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.
Come light up your night and taste some of the best food and drinks the Seattle Area has to offer from local artisans at the historical Pike Place Market. There will also be Entertainment and an Instant-Win Raffle this year! The Arcade Lights event raises money to help continue some of our programming, right here in the Marketplace Community. All proceeds go towards our Senior Center, Food Bank, Preschool, Medical Clinic and so much more!
Every March, Washington State Wine (WSW)—the organization that represents all wineries and vineyards in Washington State—honors the ever-growing Washington State wine industry with a month-long celebration of tastings, pairings, promotions and events. To celebrate Taste Washington Wine Month 2016, the Fairmont Olympic Hotel will host their second annual wine event series.
Wine Rocks benefiting the University District food bank.
Wine Rocks is hosting it’s 8th annual, not-for-profit gathering of local winemakers, craft brewers and musicians. The event will showcase exceptional wine, outstanding beer, kickin’ music, savory fare, and one helluva of a backdrop at Seattle waterfront’s Pier 66. There will be live music, dancing and
Seattle’s biggest food and wine event.
Each spring, thousands of people come together to experience 225 wineries, 70 restaurants, and 60 culinary exhibitors from across the region for the ultimate four-day experience. Taste Washington will be held at CenturyLink Field Event Center from March 26-29th. This is the 18th year that Visit Seattle
Taste the experience at Seattle’s premier food and wine event.
The Seattle Wine and Food Experience is the premier showcase for wine and food in the Northwest. Experience a world tour of wine, beef, spirits, and all things culinary.
Ring in the New Year in style.
Celebrate the New Year at Bonza Bash New Year’s Eve 2014 Gala Ball at Fremont Studios. This gala will be the most swanky and sophisticated way to ring in the New Year in the Pacific Northwest. With Kiss 1061.1’s DJ Tamm spinning all night and a live 18 piece band, it is sure to be a night of glitz,
In its seventh year, 20something features more than 58 Washington state wineries and 16 Pacific Northwest restaurants. 20something offers wine tasting and pairing with winemakers and winery representatives in a relaxed atmosphere. Many wineries bring their younger tasting room managers and winemakers to connect with the attendees. This year’s
Celebrate Washington’s hottest blends.
Wine lovers have another reason to celebrate this September, the third annual BLEND is back and ready to showcase Washington’s hottest blends from more than 40 wineries.