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The Edgewater Hotel Partners with DeLille Cellars to Create Exclusive 55th Anniversary Wine Blend

Edgewater Hotel DeLille CellarsIconic Seattle Hotel Commemorates 55th Anniversary with Limited Release Wine
Label from Renowned Washington Wine Producer

The Edgewater, a Noble House Hotel, announced a limited release wine label with renowned Washington wine producer, DeLille Cellars.  Specially bottled to honor the iconic hotel’s 55 year mark in 2017, the collaboration is an element of The Edgewater’s “55 Years on The Edge” campaign to celebrate its milestone anniversary.  The Edgewater’s limited release wine, 2014 DeLille Cellars D2, is available for purchase exclusively at The Edgewater’s award-winning restaurant, Six Seven Restaurant & Lounge, located on Puget Sound with unobstructed views of the Olympic Mountain Range. Continue Reading

Washington State reports record wine grape harvest in 2016

Washington State’s wine grape harvest hit a new record in 2016, according to the Washington State Wine Commission’s Annual Grape Production Report. The report, compiled with information provided by all Washington State wineries, showed the 2016 harvest totaled 270,000 tons, a 22-percent increase over the previous year. Tonnage in 2015 was down a little compared to the… Continue Reading

Seattle’s Holiday Wine Fest November 12-13

The 2016 Holiday Wine Fest is poised to be the Pacific Northwest’s largest and most popular tasting exposition. This all-day Saturday and Sunday event features a world-class line-up of local, regional, national and international wines, ciders, spirits, gourmet cuisine and artisan vendors.  The Holiday Wine Fest is the perfect occasion to tempt you and yours… Continue Reading

Washington State Wine Industry Represented by Winegrape Growers of America’s New Chairman Todd Newhouse of Upland Vineyards

Todd Newhouse Elected as Board Chairman of Winegrape Growers of America At the 2016 National Grape and Wine Policy Conference, the Winegrape Growers of America (WGA) elected Todd Newhouse as Board Chairman. Newhouse is the owner of Upland Vineyards in Outlook, Washington and also serves as the Board Chairman for the Washington Association of Wine… Continue Reading

Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers Elects Board of Directors and Officers

Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers Elects Board of Directors and Officers

John Derrick of Mercer Canyons was elected to serve a three year term on the Board of Directors for the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers by the voting membership that includes vintners and grape growers during their Annual Convention in February held in Kennewick. Ken Lewis of Trail View Farm and Patrick Rawn of… Continue Reading

“Beginning Wine Tasting” Class at Whisk in Old Bellevue

If you are just starting your exploration of this fascinating subject or want to learn a bit more about it, Sommelier Dieter Schafer (https://winedieter.wordpress.com) will share his knowledge and expertise in this tasting class. Dieter, a certified wine educator, will talk you through wine terms, what to look for when buying wine at a shop… Continue Reading

Robert Mondavi Winery to Hold Mountain Wine Tour at Whistler Blackcomb March 11 to Celebrate 50 Years For Both

Whistler Blackcomb and Robert Mondavi Winery are celebrating their joint 50th anniversaries with a mountain top wine tour and food pairing event on March 11. The Robert Mondavi Mountain Wine Tour is the first time Whistler Blackcomb has held an event of this kind. During the tour, guests will move from one location to another around the… Continue Reading

Walla Walla Valley winemakers report excellent grape quality in early 2015 harvest

Walla Walla Valley winemakers are calling the 2015 wine grape harvest the earliest on record. According to a post-harvest survey sent to Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance member wineries, the earliest first day of harvest was August 14 and the latest last day of harvest was October 30. Few wineries said they processed grapes past October 20.… Continue Reading