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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

EX-FOOTBALL QUARTERBACKS DAMON HUARD AND DREW BLEDSOE GO HEAD TO HEAD WITH THEIR WINES AT THE APPLE CUP WINE DINNER

Celebrate the Husky/Cougar rivalry on Friday, November 27th at Daniel’s Broiler-Bellevue with exclusive wines from former Husky quarterback Damon Huard and former Cougar quarterback Drew Bledsoe. Loyalties will be tested as Huard’s Passing Time and Bledsoe’s Doubleback compete to win over your palate. The evening will be hosted by Damon Huard and feature a gourmet dinner and… Continue Reading

$6 MILLION GRANT TO TRANSFORM VINEYARD MANAGEMENT

The National Grape & Wine Initiative today announced award of $6 million in federal funding for research to develop and apply technology that will transform the way grapes are grown in the U.S. The five-year project will be led by Dr. Terry Bates of Cornell University and Dr. Stephen Nuske of Carnegie Mellon University and… Continue Reading

CATCH THE CRUSH IN YAKIMA VALLEY OCT. 10, 11

State’s first wine growing region celebrates harvest  Harvest is underway in the Yakima Valley, and with it is the anticipation of the next vintage.  Experience harvest with the experts during the Annual Catch the Crush weekend, October 10, 11.  Nearly 40 wineries invite guests to tour vineyards, enjoy harvest and crush activities, stomp in barrels, and wine and dine all… Continue Reading

7th Annual Taste of Main on August 22nd to Benefit The Detlef Schrempf Foundation

7th Annual Taste of Main to Benefit The Detlef Schrempf Foundation The 7th Annual Taste of Main, a one-day event on Bellevue’s celebrated historic Main Street, is slated for Saturday, August 22nd, from 12:00-5:00. This annual fundraising event has a strong reputation of bringing together the Eastside community and Old Bellevue, benefiting the Detlef Schrempf… Continue Reading

Bellevue Happy Hours: 13 Coins

13 Coins in Bellevue Happy Hour 900 Bellevue Way NE, Suite 100(adjacent to the Hyatt Regency)Phone: (425) 455-1313 Happy Hours: MON-SAT: 4PM TO 6PM AND 10PM TO LAST CALL SUNDAYS: 4PM TO LAST CALL Excluding Holidays WELL DRINKS 4.001.00 OFF DRAFT AND BOTTLED BEERSSELECT WINES 5.50 (ask your server for today’s selection)CLASSIC SHRIMP COCKTAIL 6.99DEVILED… Continue Reading

Northwest Wine & Cheese Tour – Awaken Your Palette to the Flavors of Spring on the Olympic Peninsula

Spring on the Olympic Peninsula is time for discovering creative pairings of new wine and cider releases with locally crafted artisan cheeses during the region’s annual Northwest Wine & Cheese Tour. This year, hard cider enthusiasts can enjoy the tour debut of Port Townsend’s Alpenfire Cider, the third cidery to participate on the tour. Alpenfire produces… Continue Reading

New World Chenin Blanc Leads Division Winemaking Company Spring Releases

Always trailblazers in producing lesser-known wine varietals, Division Winemaking Company’s (DWC) spring releases are Pacific Northwest variations of popular Loire Valley and Beaujolais wines. Leading the pack is the second vintage of the highly popular 2014 Division-Villages “L’Isle Verte” Chenin Blanc. Through the release of this less popular varietal and one of the few made… Continue Reading