Washington Wine Events Calendar
Washington State Wine Month 2013 at Forgeron Cellars
Dates:
March 1, 2013 - March 31, 2013
Location:
Forgeron Cellars Tasting Rooms - Walla Walla & Woodinville
Description:
Forgeron Cellars is proud to participate in Washington State Wine Month by showcasing and re-releasing for limited sale a special selection of Washington White Wines from their Library. Each week during March, the Forgeron Cellars Tasting Rooms in Walla Walla and Woodinville will feature a different white wine specially chosen by Winemaker Marie-Eve Gilla for it's unique characteristic that reflects the best in Washington Wines.
Contact:
Anne Hull
Phone:
509.522.9463
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Two-for-One Tasting Fee
Dates:
March 1, 2013 - March 31, 2013
Location:
Forgeron Cellars Tasting Rooms - Walla Walla & Woodinville
Description:
In recognition of Washington State Wine Month, Forgeron Cellars will be offering a "Two-for-One Tasting Fee" during the month of March. Visit the Walla Walla Tasting Room & Winemaking Facility @ 33 West Birch Street or the Woodinville Outpost Tasting Room @ 14344 Woodinville-Redmond Road and come Celebrate Washington Wine with us.
Contact:
Anne Hull
Phone:
509.522.9463
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Wenatchee Wine Week
Dates:
March 11, 2013 - March 16, 2013
Location:
The Grape Wine Shop in Quincy; Caffe Mela, Tastebuds, The Wine Thief, and downtown Wenatchee (Shamrock Wine Walk tickets at Davis Furniture and Pak-it-Rite)
Description:
Celebrate Wenatchee Wine Week! It's a week of celebrating the local wines produced in our own back yard! We have wine tasting events planned at the Grape in Quincy, with Riesling and Merlots, Jazz Night & Red Blends at Caffe Mela, Sensational Syrah Night at Tastebuds, a Winemaker Dinner at the Wine Thief on March 14, a Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting at the Wine Thief, and a Shamrock Wine Walk in downtown Wenatchee on Saturday, March 16. For more information, go to www.wenatcheewines.com. Cheers to our award-winning wineries in Wenatchee Wine Country!
Contact:
Jan Lutz
Phone:
509-669-5808
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Washington Whites - What is the Aging Potential?
Date:
March 15, 2013
Location:
Forgeron Cellars Outpost - Woodinville Tasting Room
Description:
Forgeron Cellars celebrates Washington State Wine Month with Winemaker, Marie-Eve Gilla, presenting "Washington Whites, What is the Aging Potential?" a vertical tasting seminar of Washington White Wines on March 15th from 3-7pm at their Woodinville Tasting Room. Located at 14344 Woodinville-Redmond Rd, Redmond, WA, this event is open to the public. Reservations can be made to woodinvilletr@forgeroncellars.com
Contact:
Neil Maertens
Phone:
425.242.8872
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Educational Dinner with Willis Hall Winemaker John Bell and Sommelier Dieter Schafer at Via Vita Cafe & Wine Bar.
Date:
March 15, 2013
Location:
Via Vita Cafe & Wine Bar. 1032 106th Avenue NE, Bellevue WA 98004
Description:
Via Vita Cafe & Wine Bar invites the public to an educational wine dinner. Enjoy a four-course Northwest menu, created by Chef Max Muller, accompanied by four wines produced by Washington’s Willis Hall Winery, www.willishall.com . ~ ~ ~ Willis Hall Winemaker John Bell – voted Best New Winemaker in Washington by Seattle Magazine – will share his passion for making wine. He will talk about each wine and how it was made. John has been making superb wines for over a decade … an excellent opportunity to learn from a master. ~ ~ ~ Sommelier Dieter Schafer will be on hand to answer questions regarding wine and food pairing and how the wines complement the dinner. The Wines: 2009 Pinot Gris, 2004 Merlot, 2005 Syrah, Razz-ma-Tazz Raspberry Wine. ~ ~ ~ For details please go to www.Hospitality-and-Wine-Education.com . ~ ~ ~ Friday, March 15, 2013, 6:00 pm. $55 per person. Please register with credit card by Thursday, March 14.
Contact:
Jan
Phone:
425-449-8917
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Live @ Sapolil - Driving Blind Rock n Roll/Alternative
Date:
March 15, 2013
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Energetic Band playing covers from CCR to Led Zeppelin to Sublime, and more.  Peppering the performance with innovative originals. Sterling Horn (vocals/guitar) Mike Laramore (guitar/vocals) Matt Westersund (drums) Dillon Reese (bass) 9 – Midnight  Cover: $3 Enjoy a Full Bar, Featuring Sapolil Cellars Wine, Beer on Tap and by the Bottle, and a full menu of hard liquor libations. Bistro 15 @ Sapolil will be serving up good eats until 1 a.m.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Washington State Wine Commission March Board Meeting
Date:
March 15, 2013
Location:
El Gaucho Restaurant, 450 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA
Description:
The WSWC board meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Routine business will be conducted during the normal meeting hours of 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The extended afternoon hours will be devoted to a board development workshop. In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, the entire day's meeting is open to the public. • Welcome and Review of Agenda (10 minutes) – Kent Waliser o Welcome to Guests o Approval of February 8, 2013 Meeting Minutes • Finance Update (15 minutes) – Martin Johnson and Cayenne Chonette • Marketing Update (50 minutes) – Chris Sparkman, Chris Stone, and John Rubino • Constituency Engagement Update (10 minutes) – Katie Sadler • General Update (10 minutes) – Steve Warner • HR Update (30 minutes) – Executive (HR) Committee and Steve Warner o Communications Director Role • All Other Business (10 minutes) – Kent Waliser • Break (15 minutes) – start of Extended Meeting NOTE: At this point, there will be a shift in meeting format. No time limits have been established for each agenda item to allow for full discussion. Instead, the topics have been prioritized based on feedback collected from the Executive Committee and the previous board meeting. We will break for lunch when it’s ready and return to the discussion at the conclusion of lunch. • Education & Research Strategic Discussion – Kent Waliser • Board Meetings Discussion – Kent Waliser o Length of meetings – longer or shorter? o Number of meetings – more per year (cannot have fewer per RCW) o Location? Combine with outreach? • Commissioner Expectations Review – Kent Waliser o Review R&R o Discuss succession planning and recruitment • Commissioner Training (on-boarding and on-going) – Kent Waliser o Feedback: On-boarding training - new board member perspective o Feedback: On-going training o Solutions discussion – e.g. training program, mentorship program, etc. • Assessment Discussion – Martin Johnson and Cayenne Chonette o Status update o Issues identification o Solutions discussion • Statute Review – Steve Warner & Jayne Cain o Research Findings RE: Overview, size/composition of board, etc. o Discussion  Voting rights • Revisit Board Development Minutes from July 13th Meeting – Kent Waliser o Many, but not all, of the topics are covered above • Other topics
Contact:
Jayne Cain
Phone:
206-326-5760
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