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Here’s a list of upcoming events that involve Northwest-made wine, beer, and spirits! And if you’re having an event you’d like us to add to “The Grapevine,” look for submission instructions at the bottom of the list.
St. Nick’s Holiday Wine Weekend Kickoff Party -“Cure-ated” Wine Tasting at Novelty Hill Januik. Special guest chef Justin Severino, James Beard Award-nominee and owner of Cure Restaurant in Pittsburgh teams up with Novelty Hill Januik’s executive chef Seth Fernald to host a special evening of “Cure-ated” food and wines at Novelty Hill-Januik Winery. East Coast meets West Coast in this unique culinary collaboration that pairs food, wine and holiday cheer. Celebrate the flavors of the season by meeting the chefs, sampling bites from their distinctive menu, and tasting and taking home a luscious variety of specialty wines from over 30 Washington wineries.
The ever-popular Winter Beer Festival takes place at Building 30 in Magnuson Park in the Sand Point neighborhood of Seattle. This holiday tasting event, benefits the Washington Brewers Guild and will feature more than 50 local breweries. This year’s beer lineup will include dark malty stouts, robust winter warmers, barrel-aged gems and many more unique beers.
Amidst the festive atmosphere of the season, at the Holiday Barrel Tasting in Walla Walla, WA winemakers and cellar staff provide samples of future releases straight from the wine barrel. In addition to sampling and purchasing wines, the wineries get into the holiday spirit in their own unique way, offering food, art, music and more. Holiday Barrel Tasting is a fantastic opportunity to talk directly with Walla Walla Valley winemakers about the new vintage, and gain insight into the creative winemaking process.
At the Holiday Wine, Beer, & Spirits Walk in Downtown Bothell, celebrate the holidays! Bring your friends, your holiday spirit, and wear your favorite crazy holiday sweater! Enjoy sampling delicious wines, beers & spirits while socializing, listening to music, and exploring fashion, art, and more at different shops on Main Street.
January 12 – 21, 2018
Lake Chelan Winterfest is a barrel of fun for everyone; a true event for the whole family. This Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce event is two weekends filled with incredible ice sculptures, live music, wine tasting, ale tasting, activities for kids of all ages, a polar bear splash, massive beach bonfire, spectacular fireworks show and much more! Plan your trip today and create your memories at the lake during the 2018 Winterfest.
January 26, 2018
Warm your spirits at Winter Drams, brought to you by the Seattle Spirits Society! Connect with fellow distilled spirits enthusiasts and sample more than 100 local craft spirits and international favorites, from corn to agave. Sample spirits from more than 25 distillers and brand reps. Explore the curated bar, made-up of selections from the Seattle Spirits Society archives. Refine your craft cocktail skills with tips (and drinks) from expert mixologists. A non-alcoholic mocktail will be available too. Cleanse your palate with a helping of sliders and tacos from Marination, voted “Best Food Truck in America”, by Good Morning America.
January 26-27, 2018
First Taste Oregon in Salem, OR is an event of epic proportion, featuring the best in Oregon Wines, Craft Breweries, Hard Ciders, Delectable Eats and a one of a kind shopping experience. We offer live music both days in 2 locations throughout the First Taste event, featuring local music from talented artists all over the state of Oregon. First Taste offers a little something for everyone including luxurious art work from some of the states most renowned artists.
January 27, 2018
The 8th Annual Belgian Fest will take place at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion highlighting 100+ Belgian-style beers crafted by Washington breweries. Featured beer styles include Tripels, Dubbels, Saisons, Wits, Abbeys and Lambics. In keeping with this unique style, all of the beers are brewed with Belgian yeast.
February 24- March 4, 2018
VanWineFest attracts some of the biggest industry names from around the world and is among the biggest, best and oldest wine events in the world. It features wine tastings and pairings, gourmet dinners and luncheons, educational seminars and culinary competitions. This is a rare opportunity to meet owners, winemakers and senior representatives from wineries around the globe. For either the experienced wine lover or the novice, the festival has something to please every palate and pocketbook.
March 8 – 11, 2018
With a focus on Northwest wines and regional cuisine, Savor Cannon Beach offers four days of unique wine tasting experiences including a wine walk featuring over 40 Northwest wineries pouring tastings at Cannon Beach art galleries, restaurants and retail shops. A series of festival events focus on specific themes that showcase the bounty of Northwest wine and cuisine while local businesses add a weekend full of tastings, special dinners and cultural events in one of the Pacific Northwest’s most beautiful destinations.
March 22 – 25, 2018
Bringing together over 235 wineries, 65 restaurants and top national chefs, Taste Washington is a wine- and food-lover’s dream. This year’s expanded lineup goes beyond the much-anticipated Grand Tasting, offering four days packed with diverse wine and food events including the VIP Red & White Party and Taste Washington on the Farm.