did you know…

That March is Washington Wine Month? Several venues are having celebrations of the vino that comes from our fine state – now 2nd in sales and distribution for the United States. The link above will take you to the WA Wine Commission site for a list of venues that are celebrating the occasion. I happen to be the President of the WAC Wine Club for this year and I know that the Washington Athletic Club is participating in the Taste WA Winemaker’s Dinner in April that is part of that event at the Bell Harbor Convention Center April 14/15 but since the dinner may be limited to WAC members I figured a few more public venues would be worth noting for the celebration of wine all month long.

In honor of this month’s celebration of vino, and the oenophiles who love them, I will put on this post a few public venues that are worth checking out.

[photopress:grapes_red.jpg,thumb,alignright]Purple Cafe now has 3 locations: Woodinville, Kirkland and now Seattle. On Sundays they offer 1/2 price bottles of wine valued at $50 or more with a minimum $25 entree purchase. They are also participating in the month’s promotions at their restaurants.

It also happens to be 25 for $25 month (March and October) where 25 local restaurants offer a 3-course meal for the set price of $25. One of the locations that participates is Market Street Grill in Ballard where me and my partner know the owners, John and Kendell Sillars. They always have interesting food and a well stocked, even if smaller than some, wine list. The food is great and I’ve never had a bad experience here.

Ponti in Fremont is also part of the wine promotion with discounts on bottles of wine for this month only and they are also part of 25/$25.

6 thoughts on “did you know…

  1. I did the Wine Tasting at Qwest and the Bell Harbour two years ago with my future sister in law (we couldn’t do it last year because my husband and I were off on our honeymoon after being married in Napa!). It’s great fun and the Qwest tasting becomes quite crowded. We had the opportunity to visit Walla Walla for wine last year late summer and we were very impressed.

    If I may make a suggestion to fellow wino’s, check out http://www.cellartracker.com for wine reviews and, as the name states, tracking your cellar. It was created by someone “retired” from Microsoft…it’s pretty amazing. It’s a free site that is happy to have your donation should you use their services for tracking.

    As Michael from Team Reba would say, Cheers!

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