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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"Wine Tasting Primer: Sight, Smell, Taste" with Sommelier Dieter Schafer at SSCC.
Dates:
January 24, 2012 - February 7, 2012
Location:
South Seattle Community College. 6000 - 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
Description:
Learn how to taste wine knowledgeably and describe what you are tasting. In this 9-hour course, Certified Educator and Sommelier Dieter Schafer introduces you to wine types, grapes, varietals, and wine regions of the world as well as the basics of reading a wine label. Gain hints for smart buying, proper storing and aging. Also included is discussion of wine-and-food pairing, what matches well, what doesn't and why. Tasting each session. For details please go to www.Hospitality-and-Wine-Education.com . 3 Tuesdays, January 24-February 7, 2012, 6-9 pm. $93 per person. Preregistration required 206-764-5339
Contact:
Laura
Phone:
206-764-5339
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Training for Restaurant Employees: Wine Appreciation.
Dates:
January 24, 2012 - February 7, 2012
Location:
South Seattle Community College. 6000 - 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
Description:
Taste white and red, rose' and sparkling, aperitif and dessert wine. Learn to describe to your customers a wine's nose, taste, and finish. Master the art of pairing a menu item with the perfect wine. Become skilled making recommendations to your guests. Receive "Certificate of Completion." For details please go to www.Hospitality-and-Wine-Education.com . ~ ~ ~ 3 Tuesdays, January 24-February 7, 2012, 1-4 pm. $93 per person. Preregistration required. ~ ~ ~ Offered Spring 2012: Training for Restaurant Employees: Quality Food & Beverage Service. Successful Wine Sales and Service. Fine Dining Tableside Service.
Contact:
CED
Phone:
206-934-5339
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Hot Flash Flambe'/Ladies Night
Date:
February 1, 2012
Location:
Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery, Wenatchee, WA
Description:
Ladies, Come Join us for Hot Flash Wednesdays Featuring Table Side Flambé’, Wine Discounts & Live Music by Solo guitarist & vocalist Cam White. Every Wednesday, Faire le Pont!
Contact:
Debe Brazil
Phone:
6679463
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Sharpen Your Inner Chef
Dates:
February 2, 2012 - February 3, 2012
Location:
Blue Ribbon Cooking & Culinary Center, 2501 Fairview Ave E, Seattle, WA
Description:
Sample local wines and support early learning for kids with communication disabilities! Enjoy hands-on cooking lessons with experienced chef instructors followed by a delicious meal overlooking Lake Union. This year we are offering two nights - choose your favorite or come to both! THURSDAY, Feb. 2nd: A Night in Paris, 6:30-9:30 pm FRIDAY, Feb. 3rd: Asian Fusion, 6:30 - 9:30 pm See http://www.hsdc.org/ for more details.
Contact:
Meghan Oxley
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Blues & BBQ at Charles Smith Wines
Date:
February 2, 2012
Location:
Charles Smith Wines 35 S Spokane ST Walla Walla, WA 99362
Description:
Biggdaddy Ray, Vaughn Jensen & Friends play the blues. West of the Blues BBQ offers up their delicious sandwiches in addition to dinner specials. Charles Smith Wines and K Vintner's current releases and library wines available by the glass and bottle. Hear Authentic Blues Music. Eat Tasty BBQ. Drink Good Wine. Every Thursday- no cover.
Contact:
Christin Fish
Phone:
509-526-5230
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Thursday Jazz Night at Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery
Date:
February 2, 2012
Location:
Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery, Wenatchee,Wa
Description:
Come join us every Thursday for Live smooth Jazz Music from 6-9pm at the Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery. Enjoy delicious French Cajun inspired cuisine & fine wine while you listen! Faire Le Pont!
Contact:
Debe Brazil
Phone:
509 667 9463
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4th Annual Enumclaw Wine & Chocolate Festival
Dates:
February 3, 2012 - February 4, 2012
Location:
Enumclaw Expo Center
Description:
We are excited to announce the dates for the 4th annual Enumclaw Wine and Chocolate Festival at the Enumclaw Expo Center. This year’s event will be on February 3rd and 4th, 2012. Enjoy live music and demonstrations while sampling wine and chocolate from 24 of the area’s finest wineries and many chocolatiers. Also, just in time for Valentine’s Day, enjoy a variety great gift and specialty shops, as well. Everyone will receive a commemorative Riedel wine glass and two taste tickets with gate entry. Additional taste tickets are available for purchase. Door open Friday, February 3rd at 4pm – 9pm and Saturday, February 4th at noon – 9pm. Come and enjoy!
Contact:
Dayna Coats
Phone:
360-829-7500
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Five to Six - Syrah and Grenache Tasting with Sommelier Dieter Schafer.
Date:
February 3, 2012
Location:
The Art Institute's Portfolio Restaurant. 2600 Alaskan Way, Seattle WA 98121.
Description:
Wine Educator Dieter Schafer invites you to Taste a Little, Learn a Lot. Each session taste Five to Six wines from Washington and France while you enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and the breathtaking view of Elliott Bay from fifth-floor Portfolio Restaurant … and perhaps stay for dinner. ~ ~ ~ The restaurant serves as an educational dining lab for culinary students at The Art Institute of Seattle. Open to the public, the restaurant presents a tempting menu of fine-dining courses emphasizing fresh seasonal favorites. Portfolio offers elegance at an affordable price. ~ ~ ~ Fridays, Five to Six pm. February 3: Syrah and Grenache. February 10: Valentine's Champagne and Sparkling. February 17: Cabernet and Merlot. ~ ~ ~ $12 per person, per session. Reservations required 206-239-2363.
Contact:
Dieter Schafer
Phone:
206-239-2363
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Live @ Sapolil - Rod Giles Band
Date:
February 3, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
Made up of three seasoned musicians: Rod Giles, Mike Berry and Ty Paulson, the band plays a fusion of Chicago, Texas and British style contemporary blues rock.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Enumclaw Wine and Chocolate Festival
Dates:
February 3, 2012 - February 4, 2012
Location:
Enumclaw Expo Center- 45224 284th Ave SE - Enumclaw
Description:
Tastings of the finest wines from over 26 area wineries paired with chocolatiers offering delectable delights including bonbons, truffles, bars and more. In addition, there will be plenty of gift and specialty item vendors so you can to grab a taste of fine vino and roam the building to eat, shop, and taste. “This year’s event will be a fun filled elegant experience.” says Dayna Coats, event coordinator, “Since it is just before Valentine’s Day, it’s a great way to celebrate the finer things in life with your significant other, a group of friends…or both!” Some of the weekend highlights include: FRIDAY–WARM 106.9 on-site from 7p – 9p SATURDAY-Porsche Club of America displaying their collectibles BOTH DAYS- • Live musical performances and demonstrations • Wine and chocolate demonstrations and presentations • Delicious food prepared by Rendezvous Wine and Brew • Wine retail shop sponsored by Sip City Wines and the Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce • Riedel wine glass and two taste tickets with gate entry (additional taste tickets $1.00ea) • Ticket is good for 2 day gate entry • Additional taste tickets are available for purchase Buy advance tickets early and save $$$. You can purchase your advance tickets at Sip City Wines, City of Enumclaw, Courier Herald, Rendezvous Wine and Brew, Gramma’s Garden, Intrigue Chocolate (Seattle), and Sweet Decadence (Newcastle) or on-line from www.EnumclawChocolateFestival.com where you can also see a complete list of activities, vendors, and sponsors. This year’s event is sponsored by City of Enumclaw, Sip City Wine, Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce, Courier Herald, Sweet Decadence, Franciscan Health Group, and Allen’s Furniture.
Contact:
Dayna Mink-Coats
Phone:
360-829-7500
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Apple Farm Village Festival
Date:
February 3, 2012
Location:
Woodinville, WA
Description:
February 3rd from 5-9pm $25 per person FREE for wine club members! Includes food, wine tastings and entertainment. Cougar Crest, Otis Kenyan, and Zerba will be having a food, wine, music and art festival. Cheese, Meats and Chocolate Parings will be offered. Likes of TJ Sherrill and Richard Rorex will be playing their wonderful music. Glass art provided by Karen Ehart will be displayed. Good Times, Good Vibes and Great Wine! Come on out and enjoy Walla Walla Valley Wines in Woodinville!
Contact:
Samuel Worden
Phone:
425-806-1700
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Charlie Solbrig - Solo Guitar & Vocalist
Date:
February 3, 2012
Location:
Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery, Wenatchee,Wa
Description:
Join us Every Friday from 6-9pm for Live music by Charlie Solbrig, nestled in our Chateau Restaurant, you are able to enjoy delicious food & Fine wine while you listen. Faire Le Pont!
Contact:
Debe Brazil
Phone:
509 667 9463
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Bluestone @ Walla Faces
Date:
February 3, 2012
Location:
216 E Main St, Walla Walla
Description:
7-9 PM Walla Faces welcomes the return of one of the newest jazz groups performing, "The Bluestone". Blues and groves designed for dancing and listening. They play from the heart with intensity and creativity and a desire to please.
Contact:
Emily
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Sip @ Sapolil - Piano Bar w/Carolyn ~ Every Friday
Date:
February 3, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
Carolyn Mildenberger tickles the ivories, playing favorites and taking requests every Friday from 5-7pm. No Cover.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Chef's Culinary Classic in Spokane
Date:
February 4, 2012
Location:
The Davenport Hotel, Spokane, WA
Description:
The Chef’s Culinary Classic is an elegant, black-tie, dining experience presented by Children’s Miracle Network, Spokane, and the American Culinary Federation Chefs de Cuisine of the Inland Northwest to benefit children's services at ten hospitals and programs in our community. Children’s Miracle Network helps children with all types of afflictions, including cancer, heart and muscular diseases, birth defects, cerebral palsy, AIDS, trauma, child abuse and neglect. No child is turned away from a CMN affiliated hospital regardless of race, religion, background or ability to pay. One hundred percent of all funds raised stay in the Spokane community.
Contact:
Kirsten Carlile
Phone:
509 473-6371
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Fish Bowl @ Walla Faces
Date:
February 4, 2012
Location:
216 E Main St, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
7-9 PM Fishbowl is a roots reggae based band with a cosmic, futuristic groove. They play original music and some of their favorite reggae classics. Focused on live performances this group is sure to get everyone on the dance floor feeling the reggae spirit. Forget about the cold winter weather and come on down to the tasting room and enjoy this warm Caribbean music.
Contact:
Emily
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Live @ Sapolil - The Mike Wagoner Band
Date:
February 4, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
Fresh Originals, Surprising Covers Call it organic folk rock. Think Neil Young meets acoustic Led Zep with a little Willie Nelson, Van Morrison, and the Cars thrown in for good measure. The Mike Wagoner Band is a unique blend of roadhouse blues, western swing, fresh originals and surprising covers. 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 to keep you revved. Plus, Bistro 15 @ Sapolil will be serving up good eats until 11 p.m.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Sip @ Sapolil - Wagoner & Guy
Date:
February 4, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
Mike Wagoner and Daergan Guy performs light rock classics, and interesting originals.  Enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail, and a bite of dinner. 6 - 8, Saturdays!  No Cover.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Mosquito Fleet Winery Inaugural Release Party
Date:
February 4, 2012
Location:
NE 21 Old Belfair Hwy, Belfair, WA
Description:
Mosquito Fleet Winery is releasing their inaugural 2009 vintage. This tasting event will pair our Cabernet Sauvignon and Meritage Blends with artisan chocolates, gourmet cheeses and local baked goods. Come join us and celebrate our first release!
Contact:
Brian Petersen
Phone:
360 710 0855
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Napeequa Vintners Wine Dinner at Sleeping Lady
Date:
February 5, 2012
Location:
Kingfisher Restaurant at Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort
Description:
Join us for an unforgettable evening featuring four delicious courses from Executive Chef Ken MacDonald complimented by four great wines from Napeequa Vintners. Dinner will be served family-style in Kingfisher Restaurant. Owner David Morris will be on hand to talk about his wines. Complete menu and wine pairings coming soon. Napeequa Vintners is a small production winery located in the beautiful Plain Valley just north of Leavenworth. Napeequa Vintners' focus is on producing expressive and elegant wines that are eager for food pairing. Adults $65 Overnight package available.
Contact:
Lori Vandenbrink
Phone:
1-800-574-2123 ext. 382
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Mexi Monday's
Date:
February 6, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
Enjoy both classic and innovative Mexican Cuisine, and a great selection of special drinks from our bar. Eats start at 5:00p.m. No Cover
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Washington State Wine Special Session Commission Meeting
Date:
February 6, 2012
Location:
Washington Athletic Club Top of the WAC Room – 1325 Sixth Ave, Seattle WA
Description:
WASHINGTON STATE WINE COMMISSION AGENDA Time: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. • Welcome and Introduction • Informal Meet-and-Greet With the First of Two Executive Director Candidates • Informal Meet-and-Greet With the Second of Two Executive Director Candidates • Adjournment
Contact:
Jayne Cain
Phone:
206-326-5760
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Cinema at the Cellars ~ Every Tuesday @ Sapolil Cellars
Date:
February 7, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
Showing: "Blow Up" starts at 7p.m. In association with Tangent Media Group, we will be presenting an amazing collection of great films, hand selected by the Valley’s most obsessed film nerds. Brought to you in pixelramic digital high definition projection, featuring crystal clear stereophonic sound. No Cover. Free Popcorn.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Washington State Wine Special Session Commission Meeting
Date:
February 7, 2012
Location:
Washington Wine Commission - 1201 Western Ave Suite 450, Seattle WA 98101
Description:
WASHINGTON STATE WINE COMMISSION AGENDA Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. • Welcome and Introduction of Guests • Executive Session • Discussion and Vote on Hiring of Executive Director (action needed) • Adjournment
Contact:
Jayne Cain
Phone:
206-326-5760
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Sweet Treats for Valentine's Day at The Art Institute of Seattle Restaurant Portfolio.
Dates:
February 8, 2012 - February 10, 2012
Location:
The Art Institute's Portfolio Restaurant. 2600 Alaskan Way, Seattle WA 98121.
Description:
Special dessert menu and wine tasting event offered. The Art Institute of Seattle student-run restaurant Portfolio, which showcases the culinary skills of final-quarter students in the “à la carte” class, is offering a Valentine's Day-inspired dessert menu along with its regular dining menu for one week. Desserts include the Pavlova, a toasted soft Italian meringue piped in a heart shape and filled with creme anglaise, fresh fruit, and raspberry coulis, and a Raspberry Cream and Chocolate Ganache Lollipop with fruit coulis. ~ ~ ~ The dinner menu is a 3-course prix fixe menu for $23.00. Each course offers several options including dishes such as a daily soup; Pear and Spinach Salad; Penn Cove Mussels with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Bacon Belly, and Sage Cream; and Seared and Roasted Breast of Hen with Mushroom Farro and Walnuts. Dessert is included in the price. ~ ~ ~ A wine tasting event will also be held on February 10 featuring wines from Washington state and France. The tasting will be led by Sommelier Dieter Schafer, CHE, FMP, MIH, who has more than 40 years of restaurant experience. ~ ~ ~ Portfolio is open Wednesdays-Fridays for dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. February 8-10: Valentine's Day dessert menu available. The first 24 dinner guests on February 10 will receive a flower gift. February 10: Wine Tasting from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Reservations required 206-239-2363. ~ ~ ~ The Art Institute of Seattle is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of more than 45 educational institutions located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University. See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.
Contact:
Dieter Schafer
Phone:
206-239-2363
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Hot Flash Flambe'/Ladies Night
Date:
February 8, 2012
Location:
Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery, Wenatchee, WA
Description:
Ladies, Come Join us for Hot Flash Wednesdays Featuring Table Side Flambé’, Wine Discounts & Live Music by Solo guitarist & vocalist Cam White. Every Wednesday, Faire le Pont!
Contact:
Debe Brazil
Phone:
509 667 9463
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Thursday Jazz Night at Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery
Date:
February 9, 2012
Location:
Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery, Wenatchee,Wa
Description:
Come join us every Thursday for Live smooth Jazz Music from 6-9pm at the Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery. Enjoy delicious French Cajun inspired cuisine & fine wine while you listen! Faire Le Pont!
Contact:
Debe Brazil
Phone:
509 667 9463
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Five to Six - Valentine's Champagne and Sparkling Tasting with Sommelier Dieter Schafer.
Date:
February 10, 2012
Location:
The Art Institute's Portfolio Restaurant. 2600 Alaskan Way, Seattle WA 98121.
Description:
Wine Educator Dieter Schafer invites you to Taste a Little, Learn a Lot. Each session taste Five to Six wines from Washington and France while you enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and the breathtaking view of Elliott Bay from fifth-floor Portfolio Restaurant … and perhaps stay for dinner. ~ ~ ~ The restaurant serves as an educational dining lab for culinary students at The Art Institute of Seattle. Open to the public, the restaurant presents a tempting menu of fine-dining courses emphasizing fresh seasonal favorites. Portfolio offers elegance at an affordable price. ~ ~ ~ Fridays, Five to Six pm. February 3: Syrah and Grenache. February 10: Valentine's Champagne and Sparkling. February 17: Cabernet and Merlot. ~ ~ ~ $12 per person, per session. Reservations required 206-239-2363.
Contact:
Dieter Schafer
Phone:
206-239-2363
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Red Wine & Chocolate Weekends in Wenatchee Wine Country
Dates:
February 10, 2012 - February 19, 2012
Location:
Participating wineries in Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Quincy, Malaga, Cashmere & Leavenworth
Description:
Love is in the air in Wenatchee Wine Country! Two weekends in February will be lovely for tasting award-winning red wines with chocolate treats. February 10-12, and February 17-19, from noon-5 p.m. (some wineries have extended hours. For more specific hours, go to www.wenatcheewines.com). Nominal tasting fees may be charged in some tasting rooms. Cheers to red wines and chocolates in Wenatchee Wine Country!
Contact:
Jan Lutz
Phone:
509-669-5808
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Live @ Sapolil - Philly KingB & The Stingers Blues/Rock/Soul
Date:
February 10, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
Walla Walla's homegrown blues band doing what they do best, the blues; from Chicago to Mississippi. And throwing some funk soul in for good measure!  Larry Leir on Harmonica, Phil Lynch on Guitar/Vocals, Kit Kuhlman on Bass, and Brian Griffith kickin’ it up on Percussion. 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 to keep you revved. Plus, Bistro 15 @ Sapolil will be serving up good eats until 11 p.m.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Sip @ Sapolil - Piano Bar w/Carolyn ~ Every Friday
Date:
February 10, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
Carolyn Mildenberger tickles the ivories, playing favorites and taking requests every Friday from 5-7pm. No Cover.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Retro Flash @ Walla Faces
Date:
February 10, 2012
Location:
216 E Main St, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Feb.10, Fri, Retro Flash, 7-9pm Retro Flash consists of seasoned musicians who play a mix of energetic and romantic songs from the past, including jukebox favorites, classic rock, blues and rockabilly. The music is guaranteed to make you want to dance and sing along. Retro Flash is more than a band--it’s a show!
Contact:
Emily
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Washington State Wine Commission Board Meeting
Date:
February 10, 2012
Location:
Tri-Cities Visitor & Convention Bureau, Kennewick, Washington
Description:
There will be a Washington State Wine Commission Board Meeting held on February 10 2012 from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tri-Cities Visitor & Convention Bureau at 7130 W. Grandridge Blvd. Suite B, Kennewick, WA 99336. Facility phone: 509-735-8486. • Welcome and Introduction of Guests • Approval of Previous Meetings’ Minutes • Updates o Executive Director Update o Economic Impact Study o Wine Science Center PDA o 1183 update • Administration/Operations o Finance Committee Report o Assessment Collection Status • Marketing Committee Report – Chris Sparkman and staff o Program Status Report o Washington Wine Month/Restaurant Awards o Taste Washington Seattle 2012 o Taste Washington Portland 2012 o Washington D.C. Rollout o U.K. Trade Tasting o Marketing Retreat Report • WAWGG Session Report • HB 1373/SB 5259 • Washington Tourism Alliance Membership • Other • Adjournment
Contact:
Jayne Cain
Phone:
206-326-5760
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Valentine's Week Chocolate Wine Flights
Dates:
February 10, 2012 - February 13, 2012
Location:
106 Pine Wine Bar/The Chocolate Box, Seattle
Description:
Discover chocolate red wine among other area favorites and pairings of delicious boutique chocolates from The Chocolate Box and 106 Pine wine bar in the heart of downtown Seattle. Chocolate wine flights of three tastes (several brands of chocolate-infused wine) for $9 with sumptuous chocolates are yours to enjoy all through Valentine's weekend, all day and evening. On Monday Feb. 13, Chocolate Shop winemaker Hal Landvoigt will appear for a special meet and greet with Gilt City from 5 -7 p.m. ($40 for two - bring your date!) complete with takeaways.
Contact:
Heidi Witherspoon, Precept Wine
Phone:
206-267-5294
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Red Wine and Chocolate on the South Sound Wine Trail
Dates:
February 11, 2012 - February 19, 2012
Location:
Olympia, WA
Description:
Red Wine & Chocolate Passport Dates: February 11, 12, 18, 19, 2012 Cost: $20 Whether you want to make Valentines special or just support your favorite president, Red Wine & Chocolate is the way to go. Get your passport to taste wines from all 7 of the wineries on the South Sound Wine Trail. Each winery will also have chocolate treats to pair with your wines. For just $20 you will be entitled to one tasting and chocolates at each of the 6 tasting locations. You can purchase your passport at any of the 6 tasting locations up to the last day of the event. Turn in your completed passport to be entered in a drawing for a two night getaway here in Thurston County. Passports can be purchased at any of the 6 locations on the wine trail. Passports are valid on the dates above only.
Contact:
Kristi Curtis
Phone:
360-464-7125
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Red Wine & Chocolate Tour at Olympic Peninsula Wineries
Dates:
February 11, 2012 - February 12, 2012
Location:
Olympic Peninsula Wineries
Description:
The Olympic Peninsula Wineries are taking the quintessential pairing of red wine & chocolate to new heights this year, featuring a host of never imagined sweet and savory combinations during the annual Red Wine & Chocolate Tour, Feb. 11-12 and Feb. 18-20 (Presidents’ Day Weekend) from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. “Nothing is more delicious than a good red wine and the right chocolate shared amid the beauty of the North Olympic Peninsula,” says Association President Vicki Corson. “We decided to shake things up a bit this year with some new combinations that our guests may not have experienced – or even thought about – and we believe they will be pleasantly surprised! The $30 ticket and glass package entitles you to a special commemorative wine glass, complimentary wine tasting and delectable samples of chocolate at each winery during the Red Wine & Chocolate Weekends. Tickets are not required to attend this event. A $5.00 wine tasting fee will be charged at each winery for non-ticketed visitors. While children are allowed in the tasting rooms, you must be 21 or over to purchase tickets and/or participate in wine tasting. This event does not take place at one location. You travel from winery to winery; visiting the ones you are interested in exploring. The Olympic Peninsula Wineries encourage responsible wine touring and recommend that you have a designated driver in your group. Designated Drivers will not be served wine, they will be offered other beverages to drink and are invited to enjoy the food at each winery. For further information call 800-785-5495 or visit www.olympicpeninsulawineries.org.
Contact:
Vicki Corson
Phone:
1-800-785-5495
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Whidbey Vintners Assoc. Red Wine & Chocolate Tour
Dates:
February 11, 2012 - February 20, 2012
Location:
Whidbey Island
Description:
Visit scenic Whidbey Island for the annual Red Wine & Chocolate Tour two weekends in February - the 11, 12, 18, 19 & 20th. Six wineries will open their tasting rooms for delicious pairings of wine and chocolate. There will also be live music at some venues, as well as art and wonderful dining options. Get your tickets ahead and save money at www.brownpapertickets.com, only $20 in advance.
Contact:
Virginia Bloom
Phone:
360-331-4084
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Valentine's Day = Wine Tasting, Live Music & Shopping!
Dates:
February 11, 2012 - February 12, 2012
Location:
Wine Cellars of WA & Washington Public Market
Description:
Live Music by Tweety & the Tom Cats (Saturday, Feb 11th 2 - 6pm) Shop our first-class Public Market, enter our raffle to win several fabulous baskets, great wine specials from 20 wineries all under one roof, specialty food and gifts available within the Wine Cellars.
Contact:
Tracy Stroud
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Live @ Sapolil - Benyaro On Tour from New York ~ Lively Acoustic Roots Rock
Date:
February 11, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
Soulful acoustic roots duo from NYC strongly influenced by Wilson Pickett, CSN&Y, Gillian Welch, James Brown, and Malcolm Holcombe. A new approach to American Music results in a unique, sweet sound. ‘The harmonies are crystalline, the playing flawless, and the songs tight.‘  -  Chris La Tray - music critic, Missoula Independent 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 to keep you revved. Plus, Bistro 15 @ Sapolil will be serving up good eats until 11 p.m.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Wine & Chocolate Pairing at Three Rivers Winery
Dates:
February 11, 2012 - February 12, 2012
Location:
Three Rivers Winery
Description:
Join us all weekend for a special Valentine inspired wine & chocolate pairing. Sip on a selection of our reserve red wines paired with hand-crafted chocolates from local chocolatier Petits Noirs. We will have a few boxes of the featured chocolates for sale in case you fall in love with one. We will also be offering a few additional specials this weekend. Enjoy 15% off all 6 bottle purchases, and 2 free wine glasses with any 6 bottle purchase. Price $20/per person or $15/wine club members (2 per membership maximum) Advanced reservations required. Please call the tasting room at 509-526-9463 or sign up online at http://www.threeriverswinery.com/winechocolate
Contact:
Amy Locati
Phone:
509-526-9463
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Sip @ Sapolil - Wagoner & Guy
Date:
February 11, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
Mike Wagoner and Daergan Guy performs light rock classics, and interesting originals.  Enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail, and a bite of dinner. 6 - 8, Saturdays!  No Cover.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Mike Wagoner Duo @ Walla Faces
Date:
February 11, 2012
Location:
216 E Main St, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Feb. 11, Sat, Mike Wagoner Duo, 7-9pm Mike Wagoner is a dynamic singer/songwriter with big city instincts and small town sensibilities. His music is a mix of country rock, folk, blues and jazz. Mike is a native of Walla Walla and has spent many years honing his musical skills in Nashville.
Contact:
Emily
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Chocolate + Wine = Love
Date:
February 11, 2012
Location:
Apex at Alder Ridge Tasting Room, 14450 Woodinville-Redmond Road Suite 105, Woodinville, WA
Description:
Tickets: General admission $49; Wine Club $39 Join Apex at Alder Ridge and renowned local Chef, Ryan Sturm, on February 11 for a unique food and wine pairing experience. In honor of Valentine’s Day we will perfectly pair our award-winning Apex and Apex at Alder Ridge wines with a menu infused entirely with chocolate. There will be six courses of heavy appetizers for you to enjoy. That’s right, just like our one of a kind Chocolate Shop, we will prove that anything infused with chocolate can be a huge hit. To see the menu please visit www.alderridge.com/events. Chef Ryan Sturm, former chef of Alligator Soul, a longtime Everett restaurant institution known for Cajun/Creole cuisine. Chef Ryan was personally trained in New Orleans under such famous New Orleans Chefs as Emeril Lagasse (Emeril’s New Orleans) and Jamie Shannon (The Brennan family’s Commanders Palace). May Palmer, The Queen of Ivory Soul will thrill with her silky, chanteuse style. Grab your date and don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event! Please RSVP no later than February 8. Tickets will go quickly; this event is expected to sell out. Get your tickets today!
Contact:
Shaun Seagraves
Phone:
425.408.1796
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DeLille Cellars Winemaker Dinner at Russell's
Date:
February 11, 2012
Location:
3305 Monte Villa Parkway Bothell, WA 98021
Description:
The Loft at Russell's is pleased to welcome DeLille Cellars on Saturday, February 11th, at 7pm. Enjoy a night with Co-Owner Greg Lill and Chef Russell Lowell at our first Winemaker Dinner of the New Year. This pre-Valentine's Day celebration will pair a wonderful meal with DeLille's handcrafted, old-world style wine. Dinner is $100 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Please call (425) 486-4072 for reservations. For more details, visit our website or join our mailing list at http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/d.jsp?llr=ibsdkygab&p=oi&m=1106769987624
Contact:
Laura Roughsedge
Phone:
(425)486-4072
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St. Valentine's Day (well almost)!
Dates:
February 11, 2012 - February 12, 2012
Location:
Patterson Cellars, 19501 14tth Ave NE Suite D-600, Woodinville, WA 98072
Description:
Find your heart's desire and prep your senses for St. Valentine's Day. Come and experience the ultimate romance of wine and chocolate--Theo's Chocolate!
Contact:
Stephanie Cuffel
Phone:
(425) 483-8600
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Red Wine & Chocolate
Date:
February 11, 2012
Location:
Whatcom County Wine Trail
Description:
Visit the seven participating wineries of Whatcom County on Saturday February 11th and enjoy our fine wines paired with delicious chocolate delights.
Contact:
Bill Kimmerly
Phone:
509-554-9267
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ValenWine Weekend
Dates:
February 11, 2012 - February 12, 2012
Location:
Spokane Area Wineries
Description:
All you need is Love...and Wine! Visit the Spokane Wineries Saturday & Sunday 11-5 and taste the new releases!
Contact:
Rebecca Gunselman
Phone:
509-363-1353
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Wayman Chapman & Jimmy Holden @ Walla Faces
Date:
February 12, 2012
Location:
216 E Main St, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
Feb. 12, Sunday Jazz, Wayman Chapman & Jimmy Holden 3-6pm, Jazz Musician Wayman Chapman performs Smooth Jazz, R & B and Blues. A charismatic performer who with his magnetism and musical talents can make wherever you are, the perfect place to be. Jimmy Holden is a Seattle keyboardist who has worked with such artists as Etta James, Albert Collins, Ray Charles, Tim Scott, the Temptations, and many others and whose rocking repertoire ranges from rhythm & blues to funk to soul to pop, and he does ballads like nobody's business!
Contact:
Emily
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Have you had your 'Passion' today?
Date:
February 12, 2012
Location:
Passion Vineyards 13228 202nd Ave SE., Issaquah
Description:
Passion Wine and chocolates.....at Passion Vineyards! Enjoy 9 varietals by the taste, glass or bottle in our romantically candlelit barrel room.. 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Contact:
Karla or chuck
Phone:
206-334-0178
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Mexi Monday's
Date:
February 13, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
Enjoy both classic and innovative Mexican Cuisine and a great selection of special drinks from the bar. Eats start at 5p.m.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Red Wine and Chocolate Valentine’s Day Dinner @ Thomas O'Neil Cellars
Date:
February 14, 2012
Location:
Thomas O'Neil Cellars
Description:
We will be hosting a special Red Wine and Chocolate Valentine’s Day Dinner at our tasting room. You and your special someone will enjoy a three course dinner prepared by our own Chef Chris Nokes, paired with our delectable wines. Menu: 1st Course – Seasonal salad with Chardonnay Vinaigrette, candied walnuts, and shaved white chocolate Main Course – Coffee braised short ribs with dark chocolate Merlot sauce, served over garlic, parsnip polenta, with grilled asparagus Dessert Course – One Fiery Chocolate Crème Brûlée, one Gorgonzola truffle, and one Cabernet Sauvignon Dark Chocolate Mousse Tickets for the dinner are $45 per person, with a $15 per person wine option. Reserve your tickets today by calling us at 509-371-1900, or purchase them online by following this link. Seats are limited.
Contact:
Ben Simons
Phone:
509-371-1900
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Cinema at the Cellars ~ Every Tuesday @ Sapolil Cellars
Date:
February 14, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
Showing: "Sleepless in Seattle" begins at 7p.m. In association with Tangent Media Group, we will be presenting an amazing collection of great films, hand selected by the Valley’s most obsessed film nerds. Brought to you in pixelramic digital high definition projection, featuring crystal clear stereophonic sound. No Cover. Free Popcorn.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Hot Flash Flambe'/Ladies Night
Date:
February 15, 2012
Location:
Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery, Wenatchee, WA
Description:
Ladies, Come Join us for Hot Flash Wednesdays Featuring Table Side Flambé’, Wine Discounts & Live Music by Solo guitarist & vocalist Cam White. Every Wednesday, Faire le Pont!
Contact:
Debe Brazil
Phone:
509 667 9463
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One Year Anniversary and a Grand Opening!
Date:
February 15, 2012
Location:
The Marcus Whitman Hotel
Description:
Locati Cellars, Tero Estates, Flying Trout and Don Carlo are celebrating being at the Marcus Whitman for 1 year! Lodmell is celebrating their opening! Each winery will contribute 2 bottles of wine (and other items) to a Celebration Basket to be raffled off at the close of business on Saturday. Each time you taste, you are entered for the raffle. So stop by all weekend and increase your chances!
Contact:
Trista Flores
Phone:
509-240-6376
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Best of the NW Chef's Series
Date:
February 16, 2012
Location:
Terra Blanca Winery and Estate Vineyard
Description:
Featuring Chef Jason Rex of Scratch Restaurant, Spokane, WA Guests of the Chef's Series sit and relax around our Demo Kitchen, where a Chef will demonstrate and prepare 3-5 small plates. Each course will be paired with two Terra Blanca wines. At the Chef's Series you can ask questions, watch the Chef's techniques and learn about wine and food pairing.
Contact:
Dawn Vargo
Phone:
509.588.6082 ext. 105
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Thursday Jazz Night
Date:
February 16, 2012
Location:
Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery, Wenatchee,Wa
Description:
Come join us every Thursday for Live smooth Jazz Music from 6-9pm at the Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery. Enjoy delicious French Cajun inspired cuisine & fine wine while you listen! Faire Le Pont!
Contact:
Debe Brazil
Phone:
509 667 9463
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Blues & BBQ @ Charles Smith Wines
Date:
February 16, 2012
Location:
35 S Spokane ST Walla Walla, WA 99362
Description:
Blues & BBQ from 6:00 pm - 9:00 at Charles Smith Wines Downtown Tasting Room. Vaughn Jensen & Biggdaddy Ray take us to Texas. West of the Blues BBQ wagon serves up their Lone Star Chili & Miss Annie's cornbread. Charles Smith Wines and K Vintner's current releases and library wines are available by the glass and bottle.
Contact:
Christin Fish
Phone:
509-526-5230
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Five to Six - Cabernet and Merlot Tasting with Sommelier Dieter Schafer.
Date:
February 17, 2012
Location:
The Art Institute's Portfolio Restaurant. 2600 Alaskan Way, Seattle WA 98121.
Description:
Wine Educator Dieter Schafer invites you to Taste a Little, Learn a Lot. Each session taste Five to Six wines from Washington and France while you enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and the breathtaking view of Elliott Bay from fifth-floor Portfolio Restaurant … and perhaps stay for dinner. ~ ~ ~ The restaurant serves as an educational dining lab for culinary students at The Art Institute of Seattle. Open to the public, the restaurant presents a tempting menu of fine-dining courses emphasizing fresh seasonal favorites. Portfolio offers elegance at an affordable price. ~ ~ ~ Fridays, Five to Six pm. February 3: Syrah and Grenache. February 10: Valentine's Champagne and Sparkling. February 17: Cabernet and Merlot. ~ ~ ~ $12 per person, per session. Reservations required 206-239-2363.
Contact:
Dieter Schafer
Phone:
206-239-2363
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2008 ONYX Release Party
Date:
February 17, 2012
Location:
Terra Blanca Winery and Estate Vineyard
Description:
Friday, February 17th 7pm-10pm RSVP by February 10th We welcome you to celebrate the release of the 2008 ONYX! Complimentary to all attendees. Terra Blanca's winemaker Keith Pilgrim invites you to celebrate the release of the 2008 Vintage of his signature blend, ONYX. Enjoy wine and passed hors d'oeuvres. Party complimentary to all attendees.
Contact:
Gretchen Wiseman
Phone:
509.588.6082 ext. 110
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Live @ Sapolil - The Coyote Kings Rockin’ Blues.
Date:
February 17, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
Walla Walla’s own Rockin’ Blues and Bluesy Rock Band, performing music from their recently released, highly acclaimed new CD, move!  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 to keep you revved. Plus, Bistro 15 @ Sapolil will be serving up good eats until 11 p.m.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Sip @ Sapolil - Piano Bar w/Carolyn ~ Every Friday
Date:
February 17, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
Carolyn Mildenberger tickles the ivories, playing favorites and taking requests every Friday from 5-7pm. No Cover.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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BARNARD GRIFFIN'S EXQUISITE RED WINE & CHOCOLATE MELTDOWN
Dates:
February 17, 2012 - February 19, 2012
Location:
Barnard Griffin Winery
Description:
Get out and about and find yourself surrounded with sweet surprises! Bring your sweetie and melt in deliciosity at the Barnard Griffin tasting room during this activity filled weekend. While swooning over their pairings of fine chocolate and fine wine, you can also view and buy beautiful fused glass art created by winery owner & artist, Deborah Barnard. A gift of fine Theo Chocolate is yours free with the purchase of a case of their Tulip or Reserve wine. Your choice of 2 chocolate delights from a bounty of 12 varieties from THEO Chocolate – a $9 dollar value Barnard Griffin will showcase their new ’08 Reserve Cabernet with other exciting wines for your tasting pleasure. Did you know that Barnard Griffin’s Syrah just won GOLD and their Rosé of Sangiovese was just awarded BEST OF CLASS by the SF CHRONICLE’S Wine Competition, the largest American Wine Competition in the world? This means their Rosé has won GOLD or better in that competition for the SEVENTH time in a row. WOW! Barnard Griffin’s 2009 Fumé Blanc was just named as one of WINE ENTHUSIAST Magazine’s Top 100 Best Buys of 2011. Tasting fees (refundable towards wine purchase) are $5 to taste their popular award winning Tulip Label wines and $10 for their exclusive Reserve wines. Tasting fees are of course waived for members of Barnard Griffin’s Bloom, Reserve and Connoisseur wine clubs. Sample from a unique selection of over 15 wines from the cellar, with authoritative commentary by their wine specialists. Plus, taste the Reserve Wines which have limited distribution outside of the winery Taste what 35 years of making wine in the state Washington brings to your palate. They are easy to reach just off the S. Queensgate exit on main Highway 182 in Richland. Barnard Griffin Winery, Tasting Room & Glass Art Gallery Shop and sip in the only winery in the world with a glass arts studio on the premises. Plus, discover extraordinary fused glass art in their gallery created by winery co-owner and glass artisan: Deborah Barnard. • Their Rosé of Sangiovese was rated BEST of the Best Rosés by the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE’S 2012 Wine Competition. • Barnard Griffin’s ‘09 Fumé Blanc was just named as one of WINE ENTHUSIAST Magazine’s Top 100 Best Buys of 2011 • Barnard Griffin’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded 94 points by WINE ENTHUSIAST Magazine. • Their Riesling was named one of the Top 100 Most Exciting Wines for 2009 by WINE SPECTATOR Magazine • Their Merlot won Best Merlot AND Double Gold at the 2011 Washington Wine Competition. • And, their Cabernet Sauvignon won Best Red, Best Cabernet AND Gold at the 2011 Washington Wine Competition. Tasting Room Manager Kim Gravenslund and her staff welcome you to the Barnard Griffin tasting room and art gallery. The Tasting Room is open daily in Winter from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. In addition to tasting their award winning wines that have garnered international acclaim, stop by and see the beautiful fused glass art by winery co-owner & artist, Deborah Barnard. When you visit the Tasting Room, you can savor award winning Barnard Griffin Tulip Label wines and enjoy special pricing on certain selections. They also offer tastings of their limited production Reserve Wines. The Reserve Wines have limited distribution outside of the winery, so try these exceptional Reserves when you visit. Barnard Griffin is the premier family owned winery in Washington, one of the most award-wining wineries in the state and an essential stop on any tour of Washington's best. Winter hours: Open daily from 10a - 5p. Check out their website for directions and to study up on their extraordinary collection of fine Washington State artisan wine: www.BarnardGriffin.com
Contact:
Kim Gravenslund
Phone:
509-627-0266
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Eddie Manzanares & Cafe Blanco @ Walla Faces
Date:
February 17, 2012
Location:
216 E Main St, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
7-10 PM Eddie Manzanares & Café Blanco play originals and covers with a Latin and Jazz flair for smooth mood or high energy!
Contact:
Emily
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Red Wine & Chocolate Tour
Dates:
February 18, 2012 - February 20, 2012
Location:
Olympic Peninsula Wineries
Description:
The Olympic Peninsula Wineries are taking the quintessential pairing of red wine & chocolate to new heights this year, featuring a host of never imagined sweet and savory combinations during the annual Red Wine & Chocolate Tour, Feb. 11-12 and Feb. 18-20 (Presidents’ Day Weekend) from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. “Nothing is more delicious than a good red wine and the right chocolate shared amid the beauty of the North Olympic Peninsula,” says Association President Vicki Corson. “We decided to shake things up a bit this year with some new combinations that our guests may not have experienced – or even thought about – and we believe they will be pleasantly surprised! The $30 ticket and glass package entitles you to a special commemorative wine glass, complimentary wine tasting and delectable samples of chocolate at each winery during the Red Wine & Chocolate Weekends. Tickets are not required to attend this event. A $5.00 wine tasting fee will be charged at each winery for non-ticketed visitors. While children are allowed in the tasting rooms, you must be 21 or over to purchase tickets and/or participate in wine tasting. This event does not take place at one location. You travel from winery to winery; visiting the ones you are interested in exploring. The Olympic Peninsula Wineries encourage responsible wine touring and recommend that you have a designated driver in your group. Designated Drivers will not be served wine, they will be offered other beverages to drink and are invited to enjoy the food at each winery. For further information call 800-785-5495 or visit www.olympicpeninsulawineries.org.
Contact:
Vicki Corson
Phone:
1-800-785-5495
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Love in the Hills - at McKinley Springs
Date:
February 18, 2012
Location:
McKinley Springs 1201 Alderdale Rd Prosser
Description:
Join us for a Valentine’s Celebration! Sample decadent chocolates prepared by Chef Big John Caudill along with our wines. This is a free event in appreciation of our great customers and friends.
Contact:
Sandy Rowell
Phone:
509-894-4528 or cell 509-830-0774
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Walla Crawl ~ Mardi Gras Pub Crawl
Date:
February 18, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
$25 ticket grants you eight token coins redeemable for drink or food specials at 8 downtown participating locations. Participating Venues: Sapolil Cellars, Red Monkey, Public House 124, Mill Creek Brewing, Marcy’s, Laht Neppur, El Corozan, Crossroads. $5 of the ticket price will be donated to the Walla Walla Fire Department Benevolence Fund. 1 - 7 p.m. 
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Live @ Sapolil - Franky Jo and The Slooches
Date:
February 18, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
Rockabilly Rock and Roots Franky Jo opens for the alternative rock of The Slooches.  Get in Free with a paid Walla Crawl ticket! 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 to keep you revved. Plus, Bistro 15 @ Sapolil will be serving up good eats until 11 p.m.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Sip @ Sapolil - Wagoner & Guy
Date:
February 18, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
Mike Wagoner and Daergan Guy performs light rock classics, and interesting originals.  Enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail, and a bite of dinner. 6 - 8, Saturdays!  No Cover.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Maryhill's Toast to Passion
Dates:
February 18, 2012 - February 19, 2012
Location:
Maryhill Winery, 9774 Highway 14, Goldendale, WA, 98620
Description:
Celebrate two full days of Valentine’s festivities at Maryhill Winery—for free! From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both February 18th and 19th, relish in a romantic day of photography shows, artist meet and greets, local live music, wine and cheese samplings – and most importantly wine tasting. As an additional purchase, you can also enjoy a lunch of classic barbeque while taking in the sights of the Columbia Gorge. No reservations needed, just you, your special someone, and a day to enjoy the best Maryhill Winery has to offer!
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Driving Blind @ Walla Faces
Date:
February 18, 2012
Location:
216 E Main St, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
7-9 PM Driving Blind plays high energy music using a combination of musical styles. With Sterling Horn on lead vocals/guitar; Mike Laramore, on vocals/guitar and Joe O-Connor on drums, percussion, come join Driving Blind for a good time!
Contact:
Emily
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Alderbrook Resort & Spa’s Winemaker’s Dinner with Beringer Vineyards
Date:
February 18, 2012
Location:
Alderbrook Resort & Spa, 7101 East State Route 106, Union, WA, 98562
Description:
Ring in the beginning of spring with this month’s Winemaker’s Dinner at Alderbrook Resort & Spa! Enjoy an expertly crafted menu from Executive Chef Lucas Sautter and pairings by Beringer Vineyards. Dinner will feature six delectable courses including cast iron seared duck breast, filet of beef tartare, juniper braised elk osso bucco, among a multitude of other mouth-watering dishes. Each course has been diligently paired with wine from Beringer to create the perfect combination of flavors for a decadent meal. For reservations please call (360) 898- 5500. Not ready for it to end quite yet? Stay the weekend and make the most of your relaxing experience with an indulgent treatment at the full-service Spa, get in a round on the 18-hole PGA-class golf course, or come back for seconds at The Restaurant at Alderbrook. Room rates start at $275. We are looking forward to seeing you there! What: Alderbrook Resort & Spa’s Winemaker’s Dinner with Beringer Vineyards When: Saturday, February 18, 2012 Time: Social begins at 6:30 pm, dinner begins at 7 pm Cost: $119 per person (must be 21 years or older) Phone: (360) 898-5500 URL: http://alderbrookresort.com/ Address: Alderbrook Resort & Spa 7101 East State Route 106 Union, WA 98592
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Palisade Winemaker Dinner with DeLille Cellars
Date:
February 18, 2012
Location:
Palisade Restaurant
Description:
On Saturday February 18th, at 6:30 p.m., we invite you to an exclusive winemaker’s dinner featuring five phenomenal courses from our kitchen paired with rare vintages from our cellar, hosted by Executive Winemaker, Chris Upchurch. Enjoy delicious pairings chosen by our Chef de Cuisine, Dan Gilmore and Certified Sommelier, Yashar Shayan. Food and wine have met before, but never quite like this! Seats for this unique event are very limited, and tickets are available now for only $125 per person (does not include tax or gratuity); call (206) 285-5865 now to secure your space at the table or contact Mariette Guidry at mguidry@r-u-i.com. We hope you’ll take advantage of our complimentary valet parking and join us at Palisade on Saturday, February 18th, and that you’ll come thirsty!
Contact:
Yashar Shayar
Phone:
(206) 285-586
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Wine Experience: ONYX
Date:
February 19, 2012
Location:
Terra Blanca Winery and Estate Vineyard
Description:
Terra Blanca’s Signature Blend ONYX is a Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec. This Wine Experience is dedicated to learning about the varietals that make up the ONYX Blend, and how they work together to craft a beautifully balanced blend. Guests will taste samples of each of the varietals and then taste several vintages of ONYX. Tickets: $20 Non Club $15 ONYX Club Contact Dawn Vargo Phone, 509.588.6082 ext. 105 Email, dvargo@terrablanca.com
Contact:
Dawn Vargo
Phone:
509.588.6082 ext. 105
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Debi Eng @ Walla Faces
Date:
February 19, 2012
Location:
216 E Main St, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
3-6 PM Debi Eng has been teaching music in the Tri-City public schools since 1994. She is the musical director for local stage company, the choir director for a local High School, and teaches piano lab. Debi has been playing jazz music professionally for 30 years.
Contact:
Emily
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Mexi Monday's @ Sapolil Cellars
Date:
February 20, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
Enjoy both classic and innovative Mexican Cuisine, and a great selection of special drinks from the Bar. Every Monday, Mexi Eats start at 5 p.m.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Exotic Wines Festival at Teatro Zinzanni
Date:
February 21, 2012
Location:
Teatro Zinzanni
Description:
3nd Annual Exotic Wines Festival Tuesday, February 21 Teatro ZinZanni 222 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109 6 - 9pm Tickets: $40 at http://tzseattle-tickets.zinzanni.org/ On Tuesday, February 21, 2012, Teatro Zinzanni will again host the “Exotic Wines Festival,” the 3nd annual winter wine tasting event in Seattle. More than just Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnay grapes are growing in Washington State vineyards these days. With 25 Washington wineries featuring their new “exotic” varietals, such as Mourvedre, Cinsault, Malbec, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc, Roussanne, Viognier and Albarino as well as some interesting blends, guest will be treated to the ever growing array of unique wines from around the State. Teatro Zinzanni artists will be on hand to mingle and entertain guests to a few random “exotic” performances from their new show, “Calente! – Unleash Your Inner Jalapeno”. Some culinary treats will also be provided from the TZ Kitchen. This festival of the exotic will be the perfect way to have a fun break from the dreary days of February in Seattle! Dust off your boa and festive hat and come join the fun! Tickets $40 at http://tzseattle-tickets.zinzanni.org. Proceeds benefit ZinZanni Institute for Circus Arts (ZICA) at Teatro ZinZanni. ZICA is dedicated to the preservation, development and enhancement of ancient and contemporary circus arts, including Juggling, Clowning, Magic and Acrobatics with an emphasis on all aspects of performance and production. Programs range from master classes taught by resident performers to technical or artistic apprenticeships and summer camps. “Exotic Wines Festival” is produced by Wine Events and Promotions (www.vinolover.com) and Seattle Uncorked, a social club for wine enthusiasts (www.seattleuncorked.com).
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Cinema at the Cellars ~ Every Tuesday @ Sapolil Cellars
Date:
February 21, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
Showing: "The Bicycle Thief" begins at 7p.m. In association with Tangent Media Group, we will be presenting an amazing collection of great films, hand selected by the Valley’s most obsessed film nerds. Brought to you in pixelramic digital high definition projection, featuring crystal clear stereophonic sound. No Cover. Free Popcorn.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Hot Flash Flambe'/Ladies Night
Date:
February 22, 2012
Location:
Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery, Wenatchee,Wa
Description:
Ladies, Come Join us for Hot Flash Wednesdays Featuring Table Side Flambé’, Wine Discounts & Live Music by Solo guitarist & vocalist Cam White. Every Wednesday, Faire le Pont!
Contact:
Debe Brazil
Phone:
509 667 9463
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Thursday Jazz Night
Date:
February 23, 2012
Location:
Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery, Wenatchee, Wa
Description:
Come join us every Thursday for Live smooth Jazz Music from 6-9pm at the Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery. Enjoy delicious French Cajun inspired cuisine & fine wine while you listen! Faire Le Pont!
Contact:
Debe Brazil
Phone:
509 667 9463
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Blues & BBQ @ Charles Smith Wines
Date:
February 23, 2012
Location:
35 S Spokane ST Walla Walla, WA 99362
Description:
Blues & BBQ from 6:00 pm - 9:00 at Charles Smith Wines Downtown Tasting Room. Robin Barrett, Mush Morgan and Ray Hansen highlight the most iconic Blues Divas; West of the Blues makes their delcious Brunswick Stew and Charles Smith Wines and K Vintner's current releases and library wines are available by the glass and bottle.
Contact:
Christin Fish
Phone:
509-526-5230
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Live @ Sapolil - Joaquin Sho ~ Blues, Funk, Hip Hop Fusion
Date:
February 24, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
Members of Philly KingB & The Stingers match up with the Hip Hop Saavy and energy filled performance of Joaquin. 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 to keep you revved. Plus, Bistro 15 @ Sapolil will be serving up good eats until 11 p.m.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Sip @ Sapolil - Piano Bar w/Carolyn ~ Every Friday
Date:
February 24, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
Carolyn Mildenberger tickles the ivories, playing favorites and taking requests every Friday from 5-7pm. No Cover.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Coyote Kings @ Walla Faces
Date:
February 24, 2012
Location:
216 E Main St, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
7-9 PM Coyote Kings, featuring the Rob Barrett Trio, Robin “Barefoot” Barrett, “Mondo Mike” Cook and “the Queen of Blue-eyed Soul” Michelle “Mush” Morgan! Blues and Blues/Rock, smoking hot, songs that retain the heart and soul of Blues and Roots.
Contact:
Emily
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Tasting Room Grand Opening at Michael Florentino Cellars!
Dates:
February 25, 2012 - February 26, 2012
Location:
Woodinville Wine Warehouse District
Description:
February 25th and 26th.., Noon-5:00 pm. Help us celebrate our much anticipated, new tasting room! Special blessing with Father George This event is free and open to the public and still located in the wine warehouse district. Complimentary Sangria to remind us that summer is just around the corner Food pairings! Special discounts on Library wines. Woodinville Wine Warehouse District 19501 144th Ave. NE (Suite C-1200) Woodinville WA, 98072
Contact:
brad sherman
Phone:
425.281.2323
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Live @ Sapolil - Boe Stevenson ~ Eclectic Grooves 
Date:
February 25, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
Boe Stevenson will be performing originals and select covers, featuring a variety of special musical guests. 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 to keep you revved. Plus, Bistro 15 @ Sapolil will be serving up good eats until 11 p.m.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Sip @ Sapolil - Wagoner & Guy
Date:
February 25, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
Mike Wagoner and Daergan Guy performs light rock classics, and interesting originals.  Enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail, and a bite of dinner. 6 - 8, Saturdays!  No Cover.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Northwest Cider Association's 2nd Annual Cidermaker's Dinner
Date:
February 25, 2012
Location:
Yacht Club on Lake Union
Description:
Our 2nd annual Cider Maker’s Dinner offers a remarkable opportunity to taste many of our beverages, while learning about the cider process from orchard to glass. The first hour of the event will feature a casual open bar with appetizers, offering tastes from member cideries, and with the cider makers on hand to answer your questions. Want to learn the technical differences between methode champenoise and force carbination? Curious about the types of apples used to create such a variety of flavors? Want to hear about the latest products these cideries are working on? This is your chance to ask the experts while enjoying the fruits of their labor. The evening is catered by sustainable caterer Ravishing Radish, known for their commitment to local, seasonal ingredients. Chef JoAnna Cruz will prepare a three-course meal, with each course paired with a different Northwest craft cider. 
 Price: $80 for members of the Northwest Cider Association and $85 for non-members; includes all pairings, tax and gratuity.
Contact:
Shannon Bishop
Phone:
(206) 856-7266
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Wayman Chapman @ Walla Faces
Date:
February 25, 2012
Location:
216 E Main St, Walla Walla, WA
Description:
7-9 PM Jazz Musician Wayman Chapman performs Smooth Jazz, R & B and Blues. A charismatic performer who with his magnetism and musical talents can make wherever you are, the perfect place to be.
Contact:
Emily
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2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Date:
February 25, 2012
Location:
At the Winery
Description:
The 2008 has been sold out for months--Adams Bench announces release of the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon "the V" Saturday February 25, 12-4.
Contact:
Tim Blue
Phone:
425-408-1969
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22nd Annual PNA Wine Taste
Date:
February 25, 2012
Location:
Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle WA 98103
Description:
The event includes your choice of ten tastes of wine from 14 local NW wineries, hors d'oeuvres, and jazz music provided by Live Wire Trio. There will be a wine store during the event providing the opportunity to purchase some of the wines being tasted. Tickets cost $25 for PNA members and $30 for the general public; designated driver tickets cost $10. Tickets may be purchased online or at the Phinney Neighborhood Center.
Contact:
Chardell Paine
Phone:
206.783.2244
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Seattle Wine and Food Experience
Date:
February 26, 2012
Location:
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
Description:
The Seattle Food and Wine Experience is a premier showcase for wine and food in the Northwest. Come and experience this world tour of wine, beer and all things culinary! 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Tickets $49 Tickets can be purchased at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/202174 • Wines from around the world • Featured Wine Region: Oregon • Beer and cider exhibit • Sip Northwest Distillery Row • 20+ chefs preparing gourmet bites • Viking demo stage hosted the "Chef in the Hat" Thierry Rautureau • Fonté Coffee Lounge • Artisan Food "Shop" • Washington Beef Bistro • Live Music
Contact:
Elizabeth Tveit
Phone:
206-300-9429
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Roger Quesnell Duo @ Walla Faces
Date:
February 26, 2012
Location:
216 E Main St, Walla Walla, Wa
Description:
3-6 PM The Roger Quesnell duo plays at the intersection of fusion, funk, r&b, soul, blues, and jazz. He loves it all, plays it all, and sometimes fuses them all together. Roger has played all over the US with Hoyt Axton, Guess Who, Kenny Rogers, Joe Williams, Gene Harris, and many others.
Contact:
Emily
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Walla Walla Wine @ Pure Space
Date:
February 27, 2012
Location:
Pure Space - 1315 NW Overton, Portland OR 97209
Description:
Experience excellence...one taste at a time! Enjoy wines from Walla Walla wineries, mingle with principals and winemakers, enhance your appreciation of our world-renowned wines. 6pm – 9pm Tickets $60 per person Tickets can be purchased at: http://wallawallawineor.eventbrite.com/
Contact:
Shontina Gianotti
Phone:
509-526-3117
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Mexi Monday's @ Sapolil Cellars
Date:
February 27, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
Enjoy both classic and innovative Mexican Cuisine, and a great selection of special drinks from the Bar. Every Monday, Mexi Eats start at 5 p.m.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Behind the Bottle Dinner Featuring the Wines of Andrew Will
Date:
February 27, 2012
Location:
RN74 Seattle
Description:
RN74 Behind the Bottle Series Presents: The Wines of Andrew Will February 27th 7pm Join RN74 and assistant winemaker David Oldham for this unprecedented evening showcasing new releases and treasures from the RN74 Cellar. A five course tasting menu by Executive Chef Seis Kamimura complements the evening. 5-course tasting menu with wines $135pp RSVP to Faith Eadson feadson@rn74.com : 206.456.7612 RN74 1433 4th avenue Seattle WA 98101
Contact:
Faith Eadson
Phone:
206.456.7612
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Guide to Washington Wines with Sommelier Dieter Schafer and Winemaker John Bell at SSCC.
Date:
February 28, 2012
Location:
South Seattle Community College. 6000 - 16th Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98106.
Description:
Know the wines of Washington State! Learn from Certified Educator and Sommelier Dieter Schafer and by tasting wines from many Washington viticultural areas and from world renowned vineyards. Acquire tips on wine buying, cellaring, serving and enjoying. Guest speaker Willis Hall Winery winemaker/owner John Bell will cover specifics of growing regions (AVAs) and winemaking. Recommended book: "Washington Wines and Wineries" by Paul Gregutt. Tasting each session. For details please go to www.Hospitality-and-Wine-Education.com . 3 Tuesdays, February 28-March 13, 2012, 6-9 pm. $93 per person. Preregistration required.
Contact:
CED
Phone:
206-934-5339
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Cinema at the Cellars ~ Every Tuesday @ Sapolil Cellars
Date:
February 28, 2012
Location:
Sapolil Cellars
Description:
Showing: "North by Northwest" begins at 7p.m. In association with Tangent Media Group, we will be presenting an amazing collection of great films, hand selected by the Valley’s most obsessed film nerds. Brought to you in pixelramic digital high definition projection, featuring crystal clear stereophonic sound. No Cover. Free Popcorn.
Contact:
Abigail Schwerin
Phone:
(509) 520-1273
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Open-That-Bottle-Night Dinner with Sommelier Dieter Schafer.
Date:
February 29, 2012
Location:
The Art Institute's Portfolio Restaurant. 2600 Alaskan Way, Seattle WA 98121.
Description:
Take part in a tradition started many years ago by wine writers for The Wall Street Journal. We celebrate OTBN #13 when people all over the world finally open that one special bottle and celebrate the memories that come with it. Create your own three-course menu accompanied by that bottle of wine you bring. Corkage fee waived (wines from restaurant's list available). Your sommelier for the evening is Wine Educator Dieter Schafer who will assure flawless wine service. ~ ~ ~ Seatings 5:30 and 6:00 pm. $23 per person. Reservations required by phone.
Contact:
Dieter Schafer
Phone:
206-239-2363
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Teach Tour and Taste
Date:
February 29, 2012
Location:
Teaching Winery - Yakima Valley Vintners
Description:
Yakima Valley Vintners Teaching Winery 110 Grandridge Rd Grandview, WA 98930 Teach, Tour, & Taste is an evening opportunitty to Tour our Grandview Teaching Winery, Taste our award winning hand crafted wines, and learn about the process of wine making and food pairing (Teach). Student guided tours begin at 5:00 pm and run continuously until 8:00 pm.
Contact:
Trent Ball or Brad Smith
Phone:
509-882-7069
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Hot Flash Flambe'/Ladies Night
Date:
February 29, 2012
Location:
Chateau Faire Le Pont Winery, Wenatchee, WA
Description:
Ladies, Come Join us for Hot Flash Wednesdays Featuring Table Side Flambé’, Wine Discounts & Live Music by Solo guitarist & vocalist Cam White. Every Wednesday, Faire le Pont!
Contact:
Debe Brazil
Phone:
509 667 9463
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Gorman Winery Winemaker Dinner at Russell's
Date:
February 29, 2012
Location:
3305 Monte Villa Parkway Bothell, WA 98021
Description:
Wondering what to do for Leap Year? Why don't you join us on for a meal that you can't have again for four years! Chef Russell Lowell and Winemaker Chris Gorman will be preparing a wonderful food and wine pairing for us on February 29th at 7pm. This exclusive dinner will be a hot event, so reserve your ticket early. Dinner is $100 plus tax and gratuity. Please call (425) 486-4072 for reservations. For more information, visit our website or join our mailing list at http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/d.jsp?llr=ibsdkygab&p=oi&m=1106769987624
Contact:
Laura Roughsedge
Phone:
(425)486-4072
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Gorman Winemaker Dinner at Russells with Chris Gorman
Date:
February 29, 2012
Location:
3305 Monte Villa Parkway Bothell, WA 98021
Description:
The menu is done for the Gorman Winery Dinner! $100 per person not including tax and gratuity. Reserve your seat now, sure to go fast. 425.486.4072. MENU Prawn Bisque with Toasted Wild Rice Paired with Big Sissy Chardonnay 2010 Pork Belly with Cannelloni Beans, Braised Carrots & Pearl Onions Paired with The Pixie Syrah 2009 New York Peperonata with Mushroom Demi Glace, Seared Julienned Peppers & Onions Paired with Zachary’s Ladder 2009 ‘Steak & Eggs Benedict’ Tenderloin Medallion with Poached Quail Egg & Béarnaise Paired with The Bully 2008 Pear Tart Clafouti Paired with Cry Baby Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2009
Contact:
Russells
Phone:
(425) 486-4072
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