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Wine Growler Party!

To celebrate the new state law and start filling wine growlers. Wine growler legislation, HB 1742 was passed and goes into effect on June 12th. This means we can refill wine growlers onsite in Post Alley now, whereas previously they were only able to be filled at the winery. Granting off-site tasting rooms the right to refill is another step towards supporting green practices in winemaking. This is something Wilridge Winery has always prioritized. They started the state’s first wine bottle refill and keg system with their Maison wines. Read more on HB 1742 here.

$12 at the door covers your first glass of wine & access to the nosh table.Live music will be provided by our in-house favorite Andre Lovett to keep the party festive! Winemaker & wine lawyer Paul Beveridge will be on hand to celebrate, answer questions and fill up growlers of his Maison wines.

Cruise Boat Wine Policies

There were quite a few changes in the various cruise line’s wine policies this year. Holland America significantly reduced the amount of bottles guests can bring, while Princess Lines decided to tolerate far more wine being carried on board. The great news is that all lines currently allow guests to bring at a minimum a bottle of wine per guest 21+. Some lines even let you bring as much as you can carry.

Spring Winemaker Visits

Happy Spring from Pike Place Market! We have our April Winemaker calendar ready! 

on the subject of green wines....

We found a great NPR article featuring a very modern and cool looking winery in Baja Mexico made from reclaimed boats and eyeglass lenses among other great recycled innovations. Reading about this reminded  us of our pride in working among the innovators of  the  green wine movement. Our connection to the vineyard translates to a connection to our planet. We track our favorite growing regions meticulously by vintage, noticing the slightest difference from year to year and decade to decade.  The vintage changes in temperature, soil composition and overall vineyard environment are alive in each bottle we share.  We, the winos, notice these subtleties. We visit the vineyards and experience the sought after sense of place.  

Organic & Biodynamic Wines in for Spring!

TBT Hiking at Wilridge Winery & Vineyard on Naches Heights. We have a beautiful line up of Organic & Biodynamic  wines grown about 100 yards from this snap shot. Wilridge estate wines are all available by the glass or tasting flight. 

Nota Bene Winemaker Visit Tomorrow!

We are thrilled to have our newest co-op member's wines here for a pre-holiday tasting. Winemaker Tim Narby will be here from 1-6pm on Saturday, December 7th. This would be an ideal time to get a holiday gift sent out. Winemaker signed bottles are a great personalized touch!

Nota Bene Winemaker Visit

We are thrilled to have our newest co-op member's wines here for a pre-holiday tasting. Winemaker Tim Narby will be here from 1-6pm on Saturday, December 7th. This would be an ideal time to get a holiday gift sent out. Winemaker signed bottles are a great personalized touch!

Vineyard Report: Naches Heights

Some words from the vineyard via winemaker & estate wine producer Paul Beveridge of The Tasting Room Yakima at Wilridge Vineyard on the 2013 harvest in Naches Heights:

Wine Club Party! Nov. 21

We are planning our annual Wine Club Appreciation Party for Thursday November 21 from 6 until 8. Several of our wine makers will be on hand to pour some of their fabulous new releases (and perhaps some favorite library selections) for you. 

Do please let us know by Monday November 18 if you plan to attend so we can have adequate of food on hand.  There is no charge to you for this event.  We just want to thank you for your friendship and patronage.  One guest per membership is welcome.  You can RSVP to my email (wendy@winesofwashington.com), to Sarah's (sarah@winesofwashington.com) or by calling the shop (206-770-9463).

 

Seafood Pairing with Pure Foods

We simply adore our neighborhood! Pike Place market is truly a one of a kind magical place, and our list of amazing neighbors is epic. We are thrilled to collaborate with one of  the many great purveyors in our area, Pure Foods. Seattle’s famous Pure Food Fish Market 

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