New episodes of Northwest Wine Night are released on Wednesdays during the show’s regular season — from September through May.
“The Most Popular Wine Party Online!”
We laugh, we drink, and we love supporting local winemakers. Welcome to the show where the concept is simple: Give us 10 minutes, and we’ll give you two new local wines to try. And we’ll have a lot of fun getting there!
We’re not wine experts: We just love introducing you to good, locally produced wine.
That’s really what’s behind the concept of this Internet show. We love drinking wine, and we want to try locally made wines. The problem isn’t finding them, as there are well over 1200 wineries and vineyards in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia. We introduce them to you two at a time, so that next trip to the wine aisle isn’t as intimidating!
Drink With Friends You Know!
On each episode of Northwest Wine Night, our guest panel (from local TV, radio, and wine-making circles) tastes wines from all over the Pacific Northwest, and then talks about what they taste in the wine. Since all palates are different, our panelists are asked to focus on the things they enjoy in each wine, arming you, the viewer, with some good information you can use next time you go to select your next bottle of locally made wine.
We’ll taste either two reds of the same variety, or two whites of the same variety. Once they’ve been tasted, the panelists play a game to better describe their wines, then select which one they’d like a second glass of. Up to this point, our panel only knows the wine as “wine orange” and “wine blue” as this is a blind tasting. Once the panelists pick their “Second glass,” our live audience gets the opportunity to do the same. It’s at this point we reveal the names of the wines.
The idea is to introduce you to a couple of good, local wines, and offer feedback without any technical terms or snobby attitudes. We want you to support the local winemakers and try all the wines on the show.
Filmed in Woodinville Wine Country
We partner with the largest wine making region in the state of Washington, home to over 120 wineries and tasting rooms. And our show is filmed right in the heart of Woodinville Wine Country, in the beautiful event space at Novelty Hill Januik.
Host Brian Calvert
The reason we tapped Brian Calvert to host Northwest Wine Night is that he doesn’t know a lot about wine. He enjoys drinking it, but doesn’t get caught-up in the fancy or technical terms. His easy-going interview style goes well with a glass of wine. And since he knows many of the panelists you’ll see on Northwest Wine Night, you’re bound to have a great time watching him interact with his friends as they introduce you to some of the best wines the Pacific Northwest has to offer!
Brian has spent his entire 25+ year career in front of you. He’s a longtime local news broadcaster and personality who has most recently worked at stations in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. He’s a national Murrow award-winning storyteller, and is best known for his warm smile and personal touch when telling a story. These days, Brian can be heard weekday mornings on KOMO in Seattle.
If you’d like to know more, be sure to see Brian’s website: BrianCalvertOnline.com
And you can send a note to Brian through our Contact Page