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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.
Part of the Seattle Wine and Food Experience weekend, the fourth annual POP! Bubbles & Seafood at the elegant McCaw Hall features the Pacific Northwest’s bounty of seafood from salmon and clams to oysters and shrimp from Seattle’s best restaurants. To pair with your seafood bites enjoy sips from more than 30 sparking wines from around the world including sparkling wine, Champagne, Spanish cava, Italian prosecco, Alsatian cremant and more. Cold beer, chilled cider, refreshing white wines and a selection of premium red wines will round out the beverages for the evening.
For this year’s Washington Beer Open House, the Washington Beer Commission invites you to visit 130+ of our state’s many innovative, esteemed, and downright friendly craft brewers on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from Noon – 5:00pm. Participating brewers have some tasty treats in store for you—ranging from rare barrel tastings and new seasonal releases to savory food pairings and other unique surprises. Visit the Washington Beer Commission website for details about participating breweries.
The Seattle Wine and Food Experience Grand Tasting is a deluxe showcase for wine, beverage, food and lifestyle in the Pacific Northwest, and this year it moves to the beautiful Bell Harbor International Conference Center at Pier 66. Wines from the Northwest and beyond are featured along with local and regional beer, cider and spirits. Food is a major highlight and includes top culinary talent serving gourmet bites. Guests stroll through the event as they taste through diverse wines and learn first hand directly from the producers. Other features include artisan food purveyors, sensory experiences, educational elements and more.
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 3, 2018
The annual Snohomish Wine Festival at Crossroads Event Center has 30 Northwest wineries that will pour for more than 600 patrons and raise funds for the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce. There will be a pair of three-hour sessions, which start at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Cost is $30 per session, and admission includes five tastings, a $5 meal voucher to be used at participating food vendors, the official Snohomish Wine Festival glass, a $1 coupon to use at the Full Glass Wine Bar and 10 percent off all bottle sales when six or more are purchased.
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 10, 2018
Show your taste buds the time of their lives with some of the best bourbon and bacon-themed bites in the Pacific Northwest with Bourbon and Bacon Fest! You’ll sip bourbon from distilleries large and small and taste rich, smoky bacon presented in ways you never even imagined!
March 16 – 17, 2018
The 2nd annual Irish Beer Festival is on Friday March 16th and Saturday March 17th 2018 at Kells Brewery in Portland , OR. The Festival features Irish Beers Made just for St. Patrick’s Weekend by local brewers including Ninkasi, Deschutes, Widmer Brothers, Migration, Old Town Brewing, Groundbreaker Brewing, Portland Cider Co., Cider Riot, and many more. Tickets are $20 and include a souvenir glass and 7 drink tokens.
March 17 – 18, 2018
Bacon Eggs & Kegs is the perfect celebration for brunch fanatics, local brew lovers, and bloody mary enthusiasts! Held at Safeco Field in Seattle, event time is from 11 AM – 3 PM. Imagine over 60 breakfast-friendly brews from your favorite breweries and cideries. If it pairs with brunch, we’re probably pouring it: 30 Ft Bloody Mary Bar, Mimosas, Irish Coffee, Boozy Root Beer Floats and more! Join in on a game of Bacon Bingo or Egg Roulette. Challenge a friend to Life Size Yahtzee, Cornhole, Giant Jenga, Bear Pong, Giant Connect Four and more. Rock out to Dueling Pianos on the Bacon Eggs & Kegs main stage. Bacon Eggs & Kegs Seattle is a benefit
for NORTHWEST HARVEST.
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.
March 24, 2018
The Washington Cask Beer Festival at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall features one-of-a-kind handcrafted cask-conditioned beers from over 40 Washington breweries. Experience the artistry of craft brewing in the form of traditional cask-conditioned beer. To remain true to the spirit of “real ale” all beers are conditioned naturally without artificially introducing CO2 into the cask and will be poured by gravity or via a beer engine. Admission includes a commemorative tasting glass and 15-4oz beer samples. The event will host two sessions: 12-4pm & 5:30-9:30pm. Separate tickets required for each session.
March 30-31, 2018
Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest is the premier beer, Scotch, whiskey, and wine tasting experience benefiting Seattle Humane. On March 30 and 31, indoors at Fremont Studios, Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest hosts the ultimate pop-up bar complete with tailor made tasting experiences certain to delight every guests’ palate.
April 27 – May 6, 2018
BC Cider Week celebrates the art of craft cider and welcomes spring with events spanning the province. Throughout the 10 day event, many festivals, tap take overs, craft cider pairing meals, and much more will take place from Kelowna to Vancouver Island and points in between.
April 28, 2018
It’s our 5th anniversary Seattle Bacon and Beer Classic at Safeco Field and we’re going all out! Prepare yourself for 100+ beers from regional breweries, 30+ bacon dishes from local chefs, a blind beer taste test, the Hormel® bacon eating contest, lawn games, music, and some all-new anniversary surprises throughout the concourse.
June 29 – 30, 2018
The Sherwood’s 3rd Annual Wine Festival & Artisans Fair will help you experience the Willamette Valley region’s finest flavors and is hosted by 503 Uncorked and the Sherwood Wine Foundation. The Sherwood Wine Foundation’s mission is to benefit education and entrepreneurship in the community by celebrating, supporting and bringing exposure to Willamette Valley wineries and vintners.