Washington Wine Events Calendar
Washington Wine Wednesdays
Dates:
January 1, 2012 - December 30, 2012
Location:
Icon Grill 1933 5th Avenue, Seattle WA 98101
Description:
Washington Wine Wednesdays! 1/2 Price all bottles of Wine from Washington State. Every Wednesday. All Day and Night!
Contact:
April Johnson
Phone:
206.441.6330
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Blues and BBQ with Phil Lynch Trio
Date:
November 1, 2012
Location:
35 S Spokane St.
Description:
The blues are back at Charles Smith Wines. First Thursdays until spring... Music, BBQ and Wine from 6:00 pm - close. Drink wine from our killer library wine list. Eat tasty BBQ by West of the Blues. Hear authentic blues by Phil Lynch and friends. NO COVER!
Contact:
Alyson LaVarnway
Phone:
509-526-5230
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The 31st Annual Walla Walla Wine Tasting and Auction
Date:
November 2, 2012
Location:
Marcus Whitman Hotel - 6 West Rose Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Description:
Walla Walla's premier wine event featuring exceptional wine tasting, food by Antonio, and exclusive silent and live auction items.
Contact:
Jason Kildal
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Fall Barrel Tasting Weekend
Dates:
November 2, 2012 - November 4, 2012
Location:
Robison Ranch Cellars, Walla Walla, Washington
Description:
Friday night private Club event dinner 6 -8 pm in the shop buildong on the ranch. Catering by The Bank & Grill. New releases 2009 Sangiovese Reserve and 2009 Cuvee. Open to public on Saturday 11am to 5pm and Sunday 12 noon to 3pm. No tasting fees. Friend us on Facebook! - Robison Ranch Cellars
Contact:
Brad Riordan
Phone:
509-301-3480
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Live @ Sapolil - Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes Energetic Rockin’ Blues
Date:
November 2, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
The Tornadoes’ mix of traditional and contemporary blues is known as one of the tightest and most energetic blues outfits around.  Although Kevin is best known for his guitar work, his other skills have started to garner attention. Blues Matters (UK) says of Selfe on the CD, “Playing fine harmonica as well, it is his superb deep voice that resonates throughout”. On drums is the Great Jimi Bott. Widely considered one of the best blues drummers in the world, Jimi is a 12-time and current Blues Music Award nominee for Best Instrumentalist – Drums, and spent nearly three decades touring the world with The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Rod Piazza, and Mark Hummel. On Bass is Allen Markel. Allen moved to Portland in 2007, was immediately noticed for his talent and nominated for the Cascade Blues Association’s Muddy Waters award for Bass in 2008, 2009 and 2010 for his work with Kevin Selfe. 9 – Midnight  Cover: $5
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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AniChe Dia De Los Muertos Celebration
Dates:
November 2, 2012 - November 4, 2012
Location:
AniChe Cellars
Description:
Dia De los Muertos is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and South America to honor the dead. It is a unique articulation of All Souls Day and local indigenous practices, full of color and liveliness often embodied in processions to cemeteries to decorate the graves of ancestors and loved ones, special food offerings on alters to ancestors, and artifacts like calaveras and Catrinas. Join us for a celebration of Dia De Los Muertos with special Mexican food pairings ~ Three Witches 2010 Cinsault, Carignan and Counoise blend Special $21/bottle!
Contact:
AniChe Cellars
Phone:
360-624-6531
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Mt Rainier Wine Festival on the Road to Paradise
Date:
November 3, 2012
Location:
Ashford, Mt Rainier
Description:
The 3rd annual "On the Road to Paradise" Fall Wine Festival & Dance is your chance to sip, savor and enjoy a variety of hard-to-find, artisanal wines & micro-brews from small Washington producers. It's a GREAT time to stock up for Holiday entertaining. We welcome you to become part of this fall's festivities!
Contact:
Pam Painter
Phone:
360 569 0910
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34th Annual Tri-Cities Wine Festival
Date:
November 3, 2012
Location:
Three Rivers Convention Center-Kennewick, WA
Description:
Oldest wine Festival in the State of Washington. Over 60 wineries, micro brews, hard ciders, food, silent auction, selected vendors. Tickets are $55.00 all inclusive.
Contact:
Jude Strode
Phone:
509-737-3706
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Taste of Red
Dates:
November 3, 2012 - November 4, 2012
Location:
Columbia Winery
Description:
Taste of Red features wine tasting of unique and current selections of Columbia Winery's red wines, including a sample straight from the barrel. Also featured will be some fo the Northwest's best vendors from food to photography, sampling and selling their products. Please join us for a fun experience of good wine, food, art and friends.
Contact:
Linda Conklin
Phone:
(425) 482-7381
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Live @ Sapolil - Shanks Pony ~ Country/Rock/Eclectic
Date:
November 3, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Shanks Pony is Walla Walla’s newest high-energy, entertainment machine. Combining current hits with yesterday's classics, Shanks Pony will keep the party on the dance floor with a wide variety of fun and engaging music. 9 – Midnight  Cover: $5 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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Every Saturday in November Sip @ Sapolil - Dean Snider
Dates:
November 3, 2012 - November 24, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Every Saturday Sip @ Sapolil - Dean Snider Enjoy music by Walla Walla based entertainer Dean Snider. Enjoy this entertainment and grab a lively libation or a glass of wine, and a bite of dinner. 6 - 8, Saturdays!  No Cover.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Fall Release
Date:
November 3, 2012
Location:
Castillo de Feliciana
Description:
Join Castillo de Feliciana for the 2012 Walla Walla Valley fall release!
Contact:
Katie Regnier
Phone:
541-558-3656
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Sapolil Cellars Presents ~ Tropical Latin Nights
Dates:
November 4, 2012 - November 25, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
DJ H Boss spins dance tunes starting at 7:00p.m. featuring Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata dance music. No Cover! Enjoy a full bar with featured cocktails, Sapolil Cellars wine, beer on tap and by the bottle. Bistro 15 @ Sapolil will be serving up latin infused eats.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Cinema at the Cellars ~ Every Tuesday @ Sapolil Cellars
Dates:
November 6, 2012 - November 27, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
We present an amazing collection of great films every Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. No Cover. Free Popcorn. November 06 - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) November 13 - One Flew Over the Cockoo’s Nest (1975) November 20 - Big Fish (2003) November 27 - LA Confidential (1997)
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Every Wednesday @ Sapolil Cellars - Recording Club
Dates:
November 7, 2012 - December 26, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Every Wednesday ~ Walla Walla Recording Club. Enjoy live recording of local talent. 6 - 9 Wednesdays! No Cover. We’re open daily for Wine Tasting, 1 - 4.  After 4, every night of the week, enjoy eats by Bistro 15 @ Sapolil as well as a Full Bar, Featuring Sapolil Cellars Wine, Beer on Tap, and by the Bottle, and a full menu of hard liquor libations.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Pomum Cellars Winemaker Dinner
Date:
November 8, 2012
Location:
Russell's
Description:
Celebrate the holidays with Chef Russell Lowell and Winemaker Javier Alfonso of Pomum Cellars for dinner on November 8th at 7 pm. You will enjoy a five course meal perfectly crafted to accent a selection of Pomum wines. Check out the events page of our website for more details. Dinner is $80 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Call 425.486.4072 for reservations.
Contact:
Laura Roughsedge
Phone:
(425)486-4072
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Celebrating the End of an Era
Date:
November 8, 2012
Location:
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
Description:
Join us for the grand finale celebratory evening at Chateau Ste. Michelle as the Enological Society of the Pacific Northwest (also known as the Seattle Wine Society) says goodbye and looks back on 35 years of wine appreciation. Begin your evening with hors d'oeuvres and a wine tasting reception followed by a gourmet three-course dinner paired with wines from the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates portfolio. The evening will also include an open mic opportunity for guests to reflect on the accomplishments of the Enological Society. Distinguished Guest Speakers: Ted Baseler - President & CEO, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Brian Carter - Winemaker, Brian Carter Cellars Myron Redford - President & Former Winemaker, Amity Vineyard Allen Shoup - Founder, Long Shadows Individual tickets are $125 or a table of 8 can be purchased for $1,000. Visit http://www.seattlewinesociety.org for details or to purchase tickets.
Contact:
Seattle Wine Society
Phone:
206-706-3771
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Pomum/Idilico Winemaker Dinner at Russells with Javier Alfonso
Date:
November 8, 2012
Location:
Russell's ~ 3305 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell
Description:
Pomum Cellars Winemaker Dinner with Javier Alfonso November 8th, 7 pm Menu Butternut Squash Ravioli with Cream Sauce & Fresh Grana Parmesan paired with 2011 Snipes Mountain Riesling Pork Belly with Braised Cabbage paired with 2009 Red Wine Risotto Cake with Duck Confit, Chèvre & Balsamic Reduction paired with 2010 Tinto Beef Tenderloin with Demi Glace & Béarnaise paired with 2009 Columbia Valley Syrah Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake paired with 2008 Yakima Valley Shya Red Call 425.486.4072 for reservations $80 per person, not including tax and gratuity
Phone:
425.486.4072
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Every Thursday Live Entertainment & Dinner @ Sapolil Cellars
Dates:
November 8, 2012 - November 29, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Every Thursday Live Entertainment Enjoy some great eats crafted by Sapolil’s in-house Bistro 15, along with a lively libation from our Full Bar.  Live entertainment starting at 6 p.m. Thursdays! No Cover. November 01 - Pete Crawford November 07 - Gary Winston November 15 - Lentil Brothers November 22 - Lentil Brothers November 29 - TBD
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Live @ Sapolil - The Randy Oxford Band ~ Blues
Date:
November 9, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
This headliner Blues Trombone based 6-piece band presents 21st century "Americana" rock, soul, funk, R&B and Jazz all wrapped around a blues core. Tickets: $15 9pm to midnight
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Sip @ Sapolil - Piano Bar w/Carolyn ~ Every Friday
Dates:
November 9, 2012 - November 30, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Every Friday Sip @ Sapolil - Piano Bar w/Carolyn Carolyn Mildenberger tickles the ivories, playing favorites and taking requests.  5 - 7, Fridays! No Cover.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Washington State Wine Commission Monthly Board Meeting
Date:
November 9, 2012
Location:
1201 Western Ave., Ste. 450 Seattle, WA 98101
Description:
- Welcome and Review of Agenda (5 minutes) – Kent Waliser
- Welcome to Guests
- Approval of September 7, 2012 Meeting Minutes
- Board Development Follow Up (45 minutes) - Kent Waliser
- Revitalization and Transparency (Turnover, Recruitment, Inclusiveness)
- Finance Update (30 minutes) – Martin Johnson and Cayenne Chonette
- Finance KPIs
- Audit Update
- WSC Funds Update
- Assessment Packet Update
- Crop Update Discussion
- Increase Trade & Media Advocacy Update (60 minutes) – Chris Sparkman, Rob Anderson, John Rubino
- Marketing KPIs
- RTWW Next Steps
- Recommendeuer Update
- Calendar of Upcoming Events
- Next Major Events Update e.g. 20Something, Wine Awards, etc.
- Education Consortium Update (15 minutes) – Vicky Scharlau
- Strengthen Industry Unity Update (15 minutes) – Katie Sadler
- Survey Results
- Constituency Engagement Plan next steps
- HR Update (5 minutes) – Steve Warner
- All Other Business (5 minutes) – Kent Waliser
- Adjourn
Contact:
Kisha-Marie Jones on behalf of Jayne Cain
Phone:
206-667-9463
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Autumn on Whidbey Wine & Art Tour
Dates:
November 10, 2012 - November 11, 2012
Location:
Winery Tasting Rooms on Whidbey Island
Description:
Celebrate harvest with the vintners on Whidbey Island and enjoy fine arts while you sip outstanding hand crafted wines. Each winery tasting room is showing art by local area artists, some with live art demonstrations and live music! Lovely scenic views, fine wine, art and music - what a way to spend a weekend!
Contact:
Virginia Bloom
Phone:
360-321-0515
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Downtown Wenatchee Holiday Wine Walk
Date:
November 10, 2012
Location:
Downtown merchants, beginning at Davis Furniture, 125 S. Wenatchee Ave. and Pak-it-Rite, 126 N. Wenatchee Ave.
Description:
Join the Wenatchee Wine Country wineries inside downtown merchants on Saturday, November 10 from 1-6 p.m.! Shop, sip, and get ideas for holiday gift-giving and entertaining at this fun wine-tasting event! Light appetizers will be served with the wines. Start at Davis Furniture, 125 S. Wenatchee Avenue, or the opposite end of the wine walk at Pak-It-Rite, 126 N. Wenatchee Ave., where a guest can pick up a complimentary glass and 8 tastes of wine for $15, or 2 people can get 15 tastes for $25. Tickets sold at the event. For more information, call (509) 669-5808.
Contact:
Jan Lutz
Phone:
509-669-5808
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Harvest Winery Tour & Scarecrow Contest
Dates:
November 10, 2012 - November 11, 2012
Location:
Olympic Peninsula Wineries
Description:
The Olympic Peninsula Wineries Association (OPWA) of Washington invites wine enthusiasts of every level to join in a celebration of all that the harvest has to offer at its annual Harvest Wine Tour, to take place on November 10 & 11, 2012, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Locally made Washington wines and ciders, including new releases, will be paired with harvest inspired appetizers. “Fun and celebration are the operatives for this event,” says OPWA President Vicki Corson. The Olympic Peninsula Wineries will put their creative grape juices to the test at this year's annual Harvest Wine Tour, with each winery displaying its own artistic interpretation of the "Wine Scarecrow" for visitors to enjoy. Limited only by their imaginations, the wineries will strive to design the most unique vineyard watchman ever to scare (or commune with) a pesky bird! Visitors can vote for their favorite scarecrow while tasting the best of the vintage. The $30.00 ticket for the self-guided tour can be purchased online and at participating wineries during the event. Tickets entitle participants to a commemorative wine glass and complimentary wine tastings and appetizers at each winery during the event weekend. A tasting fee of $5.00 per winery will apply to non-ticketed visitors. Get your ticket stamped at all eight wineries and be eligible to enter our gift basket drawing. While children are allowed in the tasting rooms, you must be 21 or over to purchase tickets and/or participate in wine tasting. All ticket sales are non-refundable. The Olympic Peninsula Wineries encourages responsible wine touring and recommends that you have a designated driver in your group. Why not “Make It a Weekend”? The Travel Guide tab on our website provides a list of local lodging and dining options on the Olympic Peninsula.
Contact:
Vicki Corson
Phone:
1-800-785-5495
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Live @ Sapolil - Gary Winston & The Real Deal ~ Groovy Blues
Date:
November 10, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
The legendary Blues man Gary Winston leads this powerhouse group featuring vocals by Erica Ingersol and Bass by Marcel, Percussion by Kyle, and engeretic Keyboard by Gary Hemenway. Be prepared to dance and groove. Cover: $5.00 9pm to midnight
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Robert O. Smasne Winemaker's Dinner
Date:
November 10, 2012
Location:
Smasne Cellars Kennewick Tasting Room
Description:
For our first Winemaker dinner this year, we will be partnering with Country Gentlemen. Through 33 years of dedicated service to the Tri-City area Country Gentlemen has built a consistent, dependable reputation. As witnessed during a recent tasting, gourmet was stepped up a notch by Chef Renee. Impressive blends of savoury sauces paired with light and fresh dressings and vegetables, all combined within an innovative dual entree meal. R O B E R T O . S M A S N E Robert has been noted as one of Washington’s most prolific winemakers by Wine Press Northwest and his efforts have resulted in a two time winner of the Renaud Testavin award from the Wine Spectator, named one of Americas best wines by Wine & Spirits magazine, Best Wine of the vintage by Sommelier Magazine, most decorated winery at the 2012 Seattle Wine Awards and many other international, national and regional award. M E N U Appetizers - 2011 Upland Vineyard Dry Gewurtztraminer and 2011 Yakima Valley Rosella Rose • Assorted canapes • Bread rounds with cream cheese feta, fresh basil, kalamata olive, tomato • Pumpernickel round with salmon mousse • Flat bread with carameled onion, mushroom, balsimc glaze • Endive with goat cheese, pecans, prosciutto, apricot marmalade Soup - Potato and Leek 2010 Upland Vineyard Zinfandel Salad - Grape Spinach 2010 Snipes Mountain Grenache Entree - 2010 Columbia Valley Malbec and Columbia Valley 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon • Beef Medallions w/ Wild Mushroom Ragout • Pork Medallions w/ Pear & Ginger Chutney Risotto Dessert - Pumpkin Mousee w/white chocolate cookie, 2010 Snipes Mountain Ice Wine Date: Saturday, November 10 Time: 6:00 pm Cost: $75/ticket, wine club 20% off RSVP: by November 5, 2012 Seating is limited to 30
Contact:
Rochelle Cannard
Phone:
509.783.9915
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Autumn Case Sale at Whidbey Island Winery
Dates:
November 10, 2012 - November 12, 2012
Location:
Whidbey Island Winery
Description:
Stock up for the holiday celebrations at our semi-annual case sale! We will offer our entire array of artisanally crafted and award winning wines to sample in our tasting room just outside of the seaside town of Langley. Enjoy casual shopping, deep discounts, and cookies hand-made by the owners. 10 - 5pm
Contact:
Leah Waaramaki
Phone:
(360)221-2040
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2010 Primitivo Release Party & Fundraiser for NW Harvest
Dates:
November 10, 2012 - November 11, 2012
Location:
Woodinville Wine Warehouse District 19501 144th Ave. NE (Suite C-1200), Woodinville WA, 98072
Description:
Come, and be one of the first to try our first Red 2010 to be released! $5 or Free for Club Members! All tasting fees will be donated to NW Harvest. In addition: 1$ per glass will be donated to NW Harvest, as well as 5$ for every 1/2 case purchased and 10$ for case purchases. And if you can, please bring non-parishable food items as well. http://www.northwestharvest.org
Contact:
Brad Sherman
Phone:
425.281.2323
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Tour Through Ten Wine Regions
Date:
November 13, 2012
Location:
South Seattle Community College. 6000 - 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
Description:
The holiday season is in full swing! Join Sommelier Dieter Schafer as your guide and tour through ten wine regions and taste wine from ten grape varieties, including just released 2012 Beaujolais Nouveau. Class includes wine-and-food pairing guidelines for your holiday dinners, and correct serving techniques and temperature. Tasting each session. For details please go to www.Hospitality-and-Wine-Education.com . ~ ~ ~ 2 Tuesdays, November 13-20, 2012, 6-9 pm. $74 per person.
Contact:
CED
Phone:
206-934-5339
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A Night with Quintessa
Date:
November 14, 2012
Location:
Russell's
Description:
Experience a rare night to explore the winemaking processes with the renown wines of Quintessa on Wednesday November 14th at 7pm. We will be offering a five course meal specially crafted by Chef Russell Lowell to be paired with the award-winning Quintessa wines. In addition, you will have the unique opportunity to blend the wine components showcasing the varied terrior of the estate. Space is limited to 20 guests for this exclusive event. Call 425.486.4072 for reservation or visit RussellLowell.com for more information.
Contact:
Laura Roughsedge
Phone:
(425)486-4072
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AniChe Cellars Mademoiselle Pre-holiday Marche
Date:
November 14, 2012
Location:
AniChe Cellars
Description:
Please join us for a ladies only pre-holiday shopping party at AniChe Cellars! Holidays are right around the corner and how better to support our local economy than to support local artisans, drink wine and be pampered! Local vendors and artisans will be showcasing their art and products. Vendors to Look Forward To: Alouette Waxing Studio Rebecca Bashara Byrkit Clothing Dog River Coffee and featuring Rural Craft Revival crafters! Tickets are $25 and includes a glass of wine, heavy hors d'oeuvres and a $15 spa/massage pampering. Purchase tickets early at the AniChe Cellars Tasting Room (71 Little Buck Creek Rd. Underwood, WA) or by phone (360) 624-6531
Phone:
360-624-6531
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12th Annual Winemaker's Dinner at Serafina Osteria
Date:
November 15, 2012
Location:
Serafina Osteria
Description:
Join us Thursday, November 15th at 6:30 p.m. as we hold our 12th annual St. Martin's Day Feast! We will be hosting Ines Giovanett from Castelfeder Vineyards, nestled in Northern Italy's Alto Adige. Imagine the lush, fertile hills of the Alto Adige, snow-covered mountains in the distance, the stony remains of a two thousand year old castle on the grassy hill. Now, come to our communal table, feel the warmth of friends, food and wine, and celebrate the patron saint of wine makers, grape growers and drunkards, Sancti Martini! Let the festivities begin. Six courses with wine pairings, $120/pp, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations required; space is limited. An evening not to be missed!
Contact:
Kika Westhof
Phone:
206-323-0807
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Le Vin À Son Apogée (Wine at its Best) Wine Tasting & Auction
Date:
November 16, 2012
Location:
Hilton Hotel 300 112th Avenue SE Bellevue, WA 98004
Description:
Taste over 100 wines, bid on the chance to win exciting auction items and help your neighbors at the same time. Attend a special VIP Party featuring Brian Carter of Brian Carter Cellars. Take an international journey through the Around the World in 80 Wines display and taste the local area’s finest wines, hand-picked by lead sommelier Cole Sisson and his team, at the Best of the Pacific Northwest display. The fun doesn’t end there – stay for the after party with a live DJ and dancing. Live and silent auctions benefit Bellevue LifeSpring’s Breaktime/Mealtime program, providing thousands of meals to low-income kids.
Contact:
Rae Macker
Phone:
425-451-1175
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Live @ Sapolil - Billy Roy Danger & The Rectifiers ~ Rockin Blues
Date:
November 16, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Rising out of the widely popular band, Junkyard Jane, Billy Roy Danger & The Rectifiers is a four-piece Roots Rockin combo, built to entertain and provoke deep thoughts and lots of dancing. It's Red Hot and Twangy, downright Roots Rockin' Mayhem! Cover: $8.00 9pm to midnight
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Spokane Winery Association Holiday Wine Festival
Dates:
November 16, 2012 - November 18, 2012
Location:
Spokane Winery Association Wineries
Description:
Spokane Winery Association Wineries Host the Annual Holiday Wine Festival A weekend of wine, gifts and holiday celebration the weekend before Thanksgiving, November 16-18 (SPOKANE, WASH.)- Local wineries of the Spokane Winery Association will be preparing for the holiday season with the annual Holiday Wine Festival, November 16 -18. This is the 27th year the Spokane Winery Association has hosted the event, showcasing all 23 wineries, and it will run from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily at each of the local wineries listed below. Enjoy a holiday tradition by visiting the wineries during Holiday Wine Fest. Experience friendly conversations with wine enthusiasts, find perfect holiday gift ideas and benefit from special “Holiday Wine Fest” discounts at select wineries. The Holiday Wine Festival is the perfect time to explore what each Spokane winery has to offer. With the holiday season quickly approaching the wineries invite the public to create holiday tradition by enjoying and discovering the Spokane wineries. Wineries are located all around the Spokane area. To help navigate the best paths through the wineries, maps may be downloaded at www.spokanewineries.net. The Spokane Winery Association has implemented a corkage free program, enabling winery customers to purchase a bottle and enjoy it the same day at a participating Spokane restaurant without a corkage fee. Details and restaurant listings may be found at www.spokanewineries.net.
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Skagit Wine Festival
Date:
November 17, 2012
Location:
Best Western CottonTree and Convention Center, 2300 Market St. Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Description:
A premier wine and culinary experience. Visit and taste wines, cheeses, chocolates and foods from the Northwest. A premier wine and culinary experience. $35 per person, 3-9pm.
Contact:
Lisa Swanberg
Phone:
360-428-8547
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Holiday Open House & Wine Sale
Dates:
November 17, 2012 - November 18, 2012
Location:
Maryhill Winery
Description:
Maryhill Winery decks the halls, with discounts on wine, live music and holiday shopping in the tasting room and gift shop!
Phone:
1-877-MARYHILL
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Live @ Sapolil - Ray G and The DSP ~ Indie Groove/Alternative (Moses Lake)
Date:
November 17, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Ray G and the DSP's originals are made up of Ray G's poignant vocal narratives with euphoric guitar placed on the solid crowd moving rhythm platform that John and Eric provide. Ray G and the DSP also have a unique approach of breathing new life into old favorites as well as doing justice to the more contemporary selections. Cover $5.00 9pm to midnight
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Beaujolais Nouveau Release Party
Dates:
November 20, 2012 - November 21, 2012
Location:
Niche Wine & Art Vancouver, WA
Description:
Celebrate the new release of Beaujolais Nouveau and give yourself a break before Thanksgiving while enjoying French food and wine. Stop by Niche Wine on Wednesday November 21st and nibble on crepes and French macaroons from C’est La Vie while sipping long-awaited releases from the Beaujolais region. This Beaujeau celebration lasts from 5 to 10pm and is the perfect way to unwind with friends and family.
Contact:
Leah Jackson
Phone:
(360) 980-8352
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AniChe Cellars Black Wed/Fri Case Sale
Dates:
November 21, 2012 - November 23, 2012
Location:
AniChe Cellars
Description:
Black Wednesday & Friday Case sale! Wednesday November 21st, 11am to 5pm Friday November 23rd, 9am to 6pm Wine Club members purchase wine at distributors prices! 50% off ALL wines(excluding Atticus 2010 and Lizzy 2010) 30% off for the general public!
Contact:
AniChe Cellars
Phone:
360-624-6531
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Lake Chelan Fall Barrel Tasting
Dates:
November 23, 2012 - November 25, 2012
Location:
Lake Chelan Wine Valley
Description:
Fall Barrel Tasting November 23 - 25, 2012 What a way to spend the remainder of Thanksgiving weekend. Join us as we guide you back into the cellar for barrel samples and other special treats. Give thanks in wine country!
Contact:
Erin McCardle
Phone:
5092648828
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Holiday Open House & Wine Sale
Dates:
November 23, 2012 - November 25, 2012
Location:
Maryhill Winery
Description:
Maryhill Winery will deck the halls two weekends in a row, up to 30% off wine, new releases and holiday finds in gift shop!
Phone:
1-877-MARYHILL
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Thanksgiving Fall Barrel & Open House Weeekend
Dates:
November 23, 2012 - November 25, 2012
Location:
Wenatchee Wine Country wineries in Quincy, East Wenatchee, Malaga, Wenatchee, Cashmere, Leavenworth and Oroville
Description:
Celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in Wenatchee Wine Country! Many of the wineries will welcome guests to try wines from the barrel before bottling (it's like a preview of coming attractions), try new releases,or other award-winning wines for tasting. Enjoy food, make new friends, and meet the winemakers on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 23-25 (go to www.wenatcheewines.com for specific winery hours). Nominal tasting fees may be charged at some wineries. Cheers to the holidays with Wenatchee Wine Country wines!
Contact:
Jan Lutz
Phone:
509-669-5808
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Live @ Sapolil - BluMeadows ~ Innovative Groove (Seattle)
Date:
November 23, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
BluMeadows is a descendant of the Mississippi Choctaw Nation and is a 'magda vehu', which means 'Black Indian'. He entered the music scene in Seattle as a precocious musician with a lot to offer. He performed throughout the Northwest with Dave Lewis, Pete Depoe (Last Walking Bear) and Red Bone. He has played with Brandford Marsallis, Eddie Hazel, the great Funkadelic guitarist, as well as, Spacey T, from Sound Barrier and later Fishbone. Cover: $3.00 9pm to midnight
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Thanksgiving in Wine Country
Dates:
November 23, 2012 - November 24, 2012
Location:
Yakima Valley
Description:
Enjoy Thanksgiving in Wine Country, the event that has become a Northwest tradition. Yakima Valley wineries open their doors following Thanksgiving to celebrate the season. Come sample our finest wines and carefully selected culinary pairings! Participating wineries are offering food and wine pairings in addition to new experiences during Thanksgiving in Wine Country. Visit our website to see what individual wineries of the Yakima, Zillah, Prosser, Benton City, & Richland areas have to offer!
Phone:
1.800.258.7270
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Thanksgiving Weekend at Steppe Cellars
Dates:
November 23, 2012 - November 24, 2012
Location:
Steppe Cellars Winery - 1991 Chaffee Road
Description:
Guests of Steppe Cellars will be greeted with a fire outside, and grapevine wreath making inside. While making your wreath in our cozy tasting room you can sample a variety of our award-winning wines including Tempranillo~Grenache~Mourvedre or our Artemisia, a Boudreaux-style blend . We will have special pricing on select wines for the holiday. We will be serving Beechers – “World’s Best Mac & Cheese” which can play off of several of our wines. Try it with the Riesling and the Malbec and discover how these two different wines can accentuate different flavors in the same food. We are open 11 am – 5 pm Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24.
Contact:
Susan Garrison
Phone:
509-830-8891
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Thanksgiving Weekend Wine Tour
Dates:
November 23, 2012 - November 25, 2012
Location:
Wineries of Bainbridge Island
Description:
What better way to spend the weekend after Thanksgiving than wine touring? Get the family out of the house and explore the wineries of Bainbridge Island. These 7 cozy artisanal wineries are mostly new on the scene but are already garnering awards and attention. Avoid the crowds and explore the peaceful beauty and charm of Bainbridge Island!
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Live @ Sapolil - Back Porch Band ~ Soulful Rock (Walla Walla)
Date:
November 24, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Presenting a super eclectic variety of soulful, rockin' tunes. With sultry female harmonies, the vocals are set against a tapestry of wailing guitar rhythms and synergistic percussion. Cover: $5.00 9pm to midnight
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Cypress presents Flavors of Fall Wine Dinner with DeLille Cellars
Date:
November 29, 2012
Location:
Cypress Lounge & Wine Bar @ Westin Bellevue
Description:
Award-winning Cypress Lounge & Wine Bar presents Flavors of Fall Wine Dinner with DeLille new releases and DeLille co-founder Jay Soloff on November 29th. A six course fall-inspired menu created by Westin Bellevue's new Executive Chef, Ivo Sandrea will be finished fireside and paired with five spectacular new releases from DeLille - and some surprises. Cost is $79 per person plus tax and gratuity. For a full menu and tickets check out http://flavorsoffall.brownpapertickets.com/
Contact:
Maia Segura
Phone:
425-638-1000
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GlassyBaby Party!
Date:
November 29, 2012
Location:
Mercer Estates, 3100 Lee Rd., Prosser, WA 99350
Description:
Come shop the LARGEST GlassBaby showcase in Eastern Washington! These beautiful, handblown votives are the perfect gift for anyone on your list and proceeds from each sale support an invaluable cause, the Tri-cities Carson Kolzig Foundation.
Contact:
Jenna Hannan
Phone:
509-786-2097
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Saint Nick's Winter in Woodinville
Date:
November 30, 2012
Location:
Woodinville Wine Country
Description:
Saint Nick’s Winter in Woodinville Holiday Weekend Woodinville Wine Country’s annual St. Nick’s open house weekend is expanding this year to include a free, family-friendly holiday tree lighting and a ticketed, VIP evening wine tasting on the grounds of Chateau Ste. Michelle winery. Tickets will be sold separately for the popular Saturday and Sunday Saint Nick’s open house winery tasting. In addition to a souvenir wine glass and tasting booklet, this year’s admission also includes shopping coupons for use at participating wineries and a wine tote bag. SCHEDULE of EVENTS Friday, Nov. 30 5:30 – 6:30 pm Holiday Tree Lighting, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery 14111 NE 145th Street, Woodinville FREE; Family-friendly event with usic, hot cider & more Friday, Nov. 30 7 – 9:30 pm Saint Nick’s at Night Wine Tasting, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery $50 per person; 21 & over 40 wineries showcasing their best wines along with savory and sweet bites at this new, festive Saint Nick’s Winter in Woodinville kick-off event Saturday, Dec. 1 – Sunday, Dec. 2 11 am - 4 pm Saint Nick’s Winery Open House Weekend $65 two-day pass; $50 Sunday only; 21 & over only More than 45 participating Woodinville wineries open their doors for this annual holiday tasting. Tickets include a commemorative glass and tasting book, shopping coupons for use at participating wineries and a wine tote bag. Nov. 30 – Dec. 16 Fill the Barrels Food Drive benefiting Northshore YMCA How many wine barrels can we fill this holiday season to feed the hungry? Donate non-perishable items at participating Woodinville wineries.
Contact:
Gretchen Smith
Phone:
425-205-4394
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Live @ Sapolil - Tuck Foster & The Mossrites ~ Chicago Style Electric Blues (Seattle)
Date:
November 30, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars, 15 E Main Street, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
This 4-piece based Seattle band's front man Tuck Foster has been performing the blues for over 25 years and has been awarded for: "Best Blues Performer" & "Best Blues Harmonica Player" also nominated "Best Male Blues Vocalist" by the members of the Inland Empire Blues Society. Cover: $5 9p.m. to midnight
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Educational Wine Dinner with Sommelier Dieter Schafer and Chef Instructor Lauren Thompson
Date:
November 30, 2012
Location:
The Art Institute's Portfolio Restaurant. 2600 Alaskan Way, Seattle WA 98121
Description:
Portfolio invites the public to a Washington wine dinner. Enjoy exquisite food and wine, the breathtaking view of Elliott Bay from the fifth-floor restaurant, and learn about food-wine pairing. ~ ~ ~ Lauren Thompson is Portfolio Restaurant’s new Chef Instructor. She joined The Art Institute of Seattle in the fall of 2011. Chef Thompson brings to the restaurant and to the students a wealth of experience acquired at the award winning Café Juanita, where she was Chef de Cuisine for six years. Prior to that she worked for John Sundstrom at Lark and other chef owned restaurants. ~ ~ ~ Chef Thompson and upper-level students Steven Carter, Kelly Chess, Jonathan Dolbee, Corbin Englerth, Jayce Herrin, Andrew Hirth, Jamie Johnson, Andrea Jones, Jungyoon Lee, Janelle Mallonee, Kelsey McFadyen, Kayla Minier, Emma Ochs, Rosalie Shestak, Lacey Weickenmeier and Kimberly Young prepare a four-course Northwest menu accompanied by five Washington wines. ~ ~ ~ Learn from Portfolio Restaurant Manager/Sommelier Dieter Schafer the elements in the food and wine that make them great together. The Wines: Brut Mountain Dome, Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Willis Hall, Cabernet Franc 2005 Charbonneau Farms Willis Hall, Syrah 2006 Seven Hills Vineyard WWV Covington Cellars, Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2006 Covington Cellars. ~ ~ ~ One seating 6:00 pm. $46 per person (no discounts apply). Reservations required by phone.
Contact:
Dieter Schafer
Phone:
206-239-2363
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