West Seattle Late Summer Wine Walk

West Seattle Late Summer Wine Walk
Friday, Sept. 28th, 2018
5pm – 9pm
Limited tickets $25 advance or $30 day of the event
CLICK HERE for tickets!

The West Seattle Wine Walk celebrates wine with this vibrant and fun event. Located in the heart of the West Seattle Junction, the Wine Walk provides you with the opportunity to meet the boutique wineries around the Pacific Northwest.

Housed in some of West Seattle’s favorite merchants, you’ll enjoy wine tasting with 15 different wineries, each showcasing a unique variety of wines.

Bottles of wine and additional individual wine tasting tickets will available to ticket holders.

Complete with a West Seattle Junction Wine Walk glass.

The night of the event, please go to our check-in host at Capers located at 4525 California Ave SW in the heart of the Junction.

Wineries

Aluel Cellars
Drum Roll Wine
Long Road Cellars
Michael Florentino Cellars
Nine Hats Wines
Scarlet Oak Barrels
The Woodhouse Wine Estates

Retail Shops

Bakery Nouveau
Capers
Carmilias
Click!
Fleurt
Funky Janes
Jan’s Beauty Supply
John L. Scott
Menashe Jewelers
Next to Nature,
Verity
Virago
West Seattle Verizon
Wild Roses
Windermere

New! Add a 6 bottle Wine Walk bottle tote for $5.00
Tickets on sale now: http://wsjunction.org/blog/latesummerwinewalk/

A Collaboration between Seattle Uncorked & The West Seattle Junction

Old Bellevue Summer Wine Walk Aug. 19

Old Bellevue Summer Wine Walk
Sunday, August 19, 2018
2:00-5:00 pm
Advance Tickets $30/Day Of $35

SWIRL! SIP! STROLL! Grab some friends and go on a wine tasting adventure of local wineries at downtown Bellevue merchants on Old Main. Meet the winemakers from 15 local wineries and sip, shop, & stroll down Old Main – the hidden gem of the Eastside that’s lively, intimate and friendly!

Host Merchants & Featured Wineries:

Brazen Group Properties / 520 Bar & Grill
Fran’s Chocolates
glassybaby
hedge & vine
Jarbo
Jujubeet
LA REE Boutique
Lorali’s Optical
Smith & Main
Soaring Heart Natural Beds
Swiftwater Cellars Bellevue
Veritables
Weldon Barber – Bellevue & J.Hilburn
West Elm
Whisk

Get 12 tasting tickets to try the wines of your choice while you mix and mingle with the winemakers at 15 merchants on Old Main! Complimentary Souvenir GoVino wine glass included courtesy of the Brazen Group Properties! The 1st 150 tickets get a free tote bag from AMLI at Bellevue Park

Event is a collaboration between the Old Main Street Merchants Association and Seattle Uncorked !

Ambassador Wines of WA
Armstrong Family Winery
Coral Wines
Ducleaux Cellars
Genoa Cellars
Gunpowder Creek
Isenhower Cellars
Love That Red Winery
Red Earth Wines
Scarlet Oak Barrels
The Woodhouse Wine Estates
Virtue Cellars

Edmonds Summer Wine Walk Aug. 4th

Edmonds Summer Wine Walk
Downtown Edmonds
Aug. 4th, 2018
5-8 pm

Discounted advanced purchase tickets are $25;
$30 the week of the event.

Get your tickets now – this event always sells out!! Meet and taste with some fun local wineries while strolling thru Edmond’s historic downtown.

Your favorite shops in downtown Edmonds will be featuring wine tastings from select Washington boutique wineries. Meet the local winemakers who will be pouring tastes of their hand-crafted wines in various shops so you can enjoy sipping, shopping and socializing on a gorgeous summer evening.

Purchase bottles of wines from the featured wineries directly at the Sip Stops, or at the Pop-up Wine Shop the evening of the event. Grab your friends and head to downtown Edmonds for a relaxed summer evening Wine Walk!

CLICK HERE for tickets and more info!

Edmonds July Event
Alexandria Nicole Cellars at Windermere Edmonds WA,
Nine Hats Wines at Coldwell Banker Bain of Edmonds,
Abbe Vineyard and Winery and Red Earth Wines at Cole Gallery,
Lodmell Cellars at Ombu Salon + Spa,
Ducleaux Cellars at Rogue,
Aluel Cellars at C’est la Vie,
Long Road Winery at J. Rankin Jewellers,
Isenhower Cellars at Anchor Chic Consignment,
Drum Roll Wine at Edmonds Bookshop,
Robert Ramsay Cellars at Cline Jewelers,
Marcus Sophia Winery at Edmonds Vision Center,
Convergence Zone Cellars at Edmonds Historical Museum,
Love That Red Winery at Pelindaba Lavender,
Michael Florentino Cellars at Aria Studio Gallery,

This event is a collaboration between Seattle Uncorked and Art Walk Edmonds, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Arts in Edmonds.

Edmonds Summer Wine Walk July 7

Edmonds Summer Wine Walk July 7th
Downtown Edmonds
July 7, 2018
5-8 pm

Discounted advanced purchase tickets are $25;
$30 the week of the event.

Get your tickets now – this event always sells out!! Meet and taste with some fun local wineries while strolling thru Edmond’s historic downtown.

Your favorite shops in downtown Edmonds will be featuring wine tastings from select Washington boutique wineries. Meet the local winemakers who will be pouring tastes of their hand-crafted wines in various shops so you can enjoy sipping, shopping and socializing on a gorgeous summer evening.

Purchase bottles of wines from the featured wineries directly at the Sip Stops, or at the Pop-up Wine Shop the evening of the event. Grab your friends and head to downtown Edmonds for a relaxed summer evening Wine Walk!

CLICK HERE for tickets and more info!

This event is a collaboration between Seattle Uncorked and Art Walk Edmonds, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Arts in Edmonds.

Hungary Royal Tokaji

The other week, a small group of wine pros met at Wild Ginger to taste through an exquisite line-up of Hungary’ Royal Tokaji. Tokaji (formerly Tokay) is one of the world’s greatest dessert wines and our tasting more than lived up to expectations!

Our guide was Kimberly Bowden, CSW, CSS (those initials mean she knows her topic) from Wilson Daniels, the importer of Royal Tokaji.

Tokaji’s wines were renowned throughout Europe – among nobility, Czars, and clergy – 400 to 500 years ago. Tokaji was also the first wine region in Europe to be classified.in 1700. Prince Rakoczi initiated the world’s first classification of a wine region by Great First Growth, First Growth, Second Growth and Third Growth.

There are 3 grape varieties permitted in production of Tokaji:

  • Furmint, 70% of plantings, very high levels of tartaric acid, very susceptible to Botrytis
  • Hárslevelú, 25% of plantings, rich in sugars and aromas
  • Muscat de Lunel, 5% of plantings, difficult to grow but important seasoning

The Tisza and Bodrogm rivers create a mist similar to the fog in Sauternes, which encourages development of botrytis cinerea and potentially, noble rot, under the right conditions.

Royal Tokaji uses indigenous yeasts and grapes, traditional winemaking methods and ages wines in a 13th century underground cellar. They hand-harvest non-Botrytis bunches to ferment into dry base wine in stainless steel. About three weeks later, they hand-harvest harvest shriveled aszú berries berry by berry then grind the berries into a paste and add it to the partially fermented base wine. After stirring for two or more days, the wine is transferred to gönci, 140-liter or 37-gallon barrels and moved to the 13th century cellar for the second fermentation which may take a few months to a few years due to high sugar levels and cool cellars. The wine is so rare because each vine yields one glass of wine.

Royal Tokaji is one of the region’s elite producers with holdings in all of the region’s top crus. It was founded by British wine authority Hugh Johnson, among other investors, in 1990 after the fall of communism.

We were lucky to taste these rare wines. They are sensational and complex with notes of blood orange, citrus peel. As the Wine Advocate’s Neal Martin writes, “The delineation is astonishing on the nose, unfurling with entrancing scents of orange blossom, freshly sliced apricots, almond, and quince – all beautifully focused.” I might add, on the palate, stewed mandarin orange, honey, and quince. In addition to sweeter wines, we tasted a terrific, crisp dry Furmint and an elegant, mildly sweet late harvest Tokaji.

The post Hungary Royal Tokaji appeared first on Madewine's Sippy Cup - Blog.

Summer Sip in the Garden – Sat June 23

Summer Sip in the Garden
Sat. June 23, 2018
Highline SeaTac Botanical Gardens

Meet Your Makers in the Garden – Wine, Brews, & Ciders! Join us for this 2nd Annual Summer Sip in the Garden Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the beautiful Highline SeaTac Botanical Gardens! Enjoy delicious tastes from your local craft producers while strolling in the garden with a cold drink in your hand! Not just wine tasting, but craft beer and ciders too!

A collaboration between Seattle Uncorked & Rotary Club of Duwamish Southside. Benefits Community Projects: Tukwila Pantry, SeaTac & Tukwila Elementary Libraries, SeaTac Back to School Fair, and Tyee DECA Program.

Tickets are $25 advance / $30 at the door.

Downtown Kirkland Solstice Wine Walk June 22

Downtown Kirkland Solstice Wine Walk
Fri. June 22, 2018
6:00-9:00 pm
Tickets $25 Advance/$30 Door
Special Early Entry at 5 pm – $35
CLICK HERE for tickets!!!

Grab some friends and go on a wine tasting adventure of local wineries at downtown Kirkland businesses. Meet the winemakers from 18 wineries  and sip, shop, stroll, and sip some more thru scenic Downtown Kirkland, a vibrant waterfront destination !! Located on the shores of Lake Washington just east of Seattle.

The event begins at The Heathman Hotel, 220 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland, WA 98033. Pick up your event map and list of each local wine being tasted at 17 downtown locations. You will receive a complimentary tasting Govino glass sponsored by Voda Apartments and 12 tasting tickets.

This event is a fundraiser for The Kirkland Chamber of Commerce & Kirkland Downtown Association and is collaboration with Seattle Uncorked. (a 21+ Event)

Featuring:

Abbe Vineyard Winery
Ambassador Wines of WA
Cadaretta Winery
Convergence Zone Cellars
DeLille
Drum Roll Wine
Eternal & Drink Washington State
Marcus Sophia Winery
Michael Florentino
Naches Heights Vineyard/NHV
Northwest Cellars
Sin Banderas
T2 Cellars
Treveri Cellars
TruthTeller
Tsillan Cellars
Watermill Winery & Blue Moutain Cider
Wilridge Winery

MERCHANTS
Bella Sirena Salon
Bombaii Cutters
Crush Footwear
Dermavita
Essentials on Park Lane
Hallmark Realty
IVY Gift & Home
Lake Street Diamond
LizzyKate
Mermaid Hair Extensions
Parklane Gallery
Purpose Boutique
Serendipity
Simplicity Decor
The Heathman Hotel
Via Lago
Wallick & Volk

Bothell Wine, Beer, & Spirits Walk June 2

Bothell Summer Wine, Beer, & Spirits Walk
Sat. June 2 2018
5-8 pm – $25 Advance/$30 Door

Get your tickets now! Taste the area’s premier wineries, breweries, & distilleries while shopping Bothell’s historic Main Street retailers.

Grab your friends, bring your favorite drinking glass and head to downtown Bothell for the Summer Bothell Wine, Beer & Spirits Walk! Come join the fun at this fabulous event! Sip, shop and stroll on the newly enhanced Main Street.

Check in at Alexa’s Café to get your event wristband, 10 tasting tickets, and your map to find out which shop is hosting which winery/distillery/brewery.  Each shop will also have delicious appetizers to enjoy.  Buy your favorites as you taste them or head back to Alexa’s Café when you are done tasting to purchase bottles to take home (at discounted prices!).

Must be 21 years of age or older to participate.  Ticket price includes 10 tastes.  Additional tastes available for $1 each.

BYOG (bring your own glass).  A limited supply of glasses will be available for $5 each.
CLICK HERE TO GET TICKETS and save $5.

Proceeds for this event benefit the Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce’s many programs and events that work to connect businesses and community in the Bothell and Kenmore areas. Event is a collaboration with Seattle Uncorked! Wine Tasting, Beer Tasting, and Spirits Tasting, all in one!

Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries
Ambassador Vineyards
Drum Roll Wine
Michael Florentino
Tsillan Cellars
The Woodhouse Wine Estates
Gard Vintners
Sin Banderas Wines
Wilridge Winery
Foggy Noggin Brewing
Sumerian Brewing Co.
McMenamins Anderson School Brewery
Decibel Brewing Company
Pear Up Cider
Bomond Vodka
Temple Distilling
Glass Distillery

Participating Shops/Businesses:
Alexa’s Café & Catering (Check in location)
Bothell Visitor Information Center & Chamber
Evergreen Karate and Jiu Jitsu
Harmony Massage & Boutique
Hillcrest Bakery
Level Seven Salon
Nancy Pipinich, State Farm Insurance
OlsonDesign Jewelers
Pacific Furniture Gallery
Rain City Wines
Revolve True Food & Wine Bar
Se-lyn Boutique & Crystal Shoppe
Starting Point Acupuncture and Wellness
Sundance Energy Services
Woodlawn Optical
Zulu’s Board Game Cafe

The Sip Experience ~ Thurs. May 17

The Sip Experience

Thurs. May 17th 2018
The Sanctuary
811 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
Tickets $45 Advance/ $60 Door

Taste the pages of Sip Northwest Magazine as they come to life for this one-of-a-king libation event at a one-of-a-kind venue, The Sanctuary Seattle, a revitalized 100 year old church in the heart of downtown Seattle. Sample from more than 30 drink producers and Seattle’s top restaurants serving delicious local cuisine as featured in the new spring issue. Plus, Seattle’s favorite Papa Bueno Tequila will be shaking up cocktails in the Halo Bar upstairs!

CLICK HERE for Tickets!

LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES BY:

Saint Claire

Kate D

Wine Tasting, Cider Tasting, Spirits Tasting, and Beer Tastings! Proceeds of The Sip Experience benefit the Washington State Council of Firefighters! A Collaboration between the WSCFF, Sip NW Magazine, and Seattle Uncorked

BREWERY’s
Aslan Brewing Co.
Counterbalance Brewing Company
Full Sail Brewing
Icicle Brewing Company
Lowercase Brewing
Pike Brewing Company
CIDERS
Bad Granny
Dragon’s Head Cider
Finnriver
Montana CiderWorks
Pear UP
WildCraft Cider Works
SPIRITS
& Tonic
3 Howls Distillery
American Northwest Distributor
Copperworks Distilling Company
McMenamins Cornelius Pass Distillery
Salish Sea Organic Liqueurs
WINES
Cadaretta
Castillo de Feliciana
Chehalem Wines
Eternal Wines
Gramercy Cellars
J Wrigley Vineyards
Nasty Woman Wine
The Orcas Project
FOOD
Improper Goods
Orasella Foods
Pintxo Seattle

Debuts & Discoveries Mar. 17, 2018

Debuts & Discoveries
Sat. March 17th 2018 ~ 5 pm – 9:00 pm
Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park
Seattle, WA

Join us for this 11th Annual event where enthusiasts get to discover and taste all things NEW: New releases from your local favorites as well as Debuts from the newest NW Wineries, Distilleries, Cideries, & Breweries! The popular “Debuts and Discoveries” is being held at the historic Sandpoint Naval Air Station “Hangar 30” in Magnuson Park!New Wines, New Beers, New Spirits, and New Ciders!

Purchase bottles of your favorites before you leave and save!  This is THE place to be on the cutting edge of who the rising stars are in our area! Enjoy live music! And delicious food available for purchase from the Mobile Mavens food trucks & Carolina Smoke!

This special fundraising event is a collaboration between Seattle Uncorked and the University Sunrise Rotary. Your participation helps University Sunrise Rotary & Friends of the Children!

General Admission is $35 in advance at www.usrotary.org and $40 at the door if tickets still available.

Confirmed 2018 Participants To Date:
2dor Wines
Admiralty Distillers
Bomond Vodka
d’s Wicked Cider
Eternal Wines
Heritage Distilling Company
Keira Cellars
Locust Cider
March Cellars
Orcas Island Distillery
Pear UP
Scarlet Oak Barrels
Sea Bishop Spirits
Temple Distilling
Virtue Cellars
Windy Canyon Winery

More TBD soon! Wine Tasting, Cider Tasting, Beer Tasting, and Spirits Tasting!