Wine sips

Arista Wine Cellars, 320 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; 425-771-7009. Tastings 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Country Cottage Wine Merchants, 23806 Bothell-Everett Highway, in Bothell’s Country Village; 425-481-5444, Complimentary tastings, 4 to 8 p.m. Fridays and 2 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

DeVine Wines, 15224 Main St. Suite 107, Mill Creek; 425-357-6200. Tastings 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Evergreen Cellars, 1101 First Street, Snohomish; 360-568-2840,, premium wines of the Pacific Northwest; Tastings $5; Friday 3 to 8 p.m.; Saturday 3 to 7 p.m.; Sunday 3 to 5 p.m.

Great Blue Heron Wine Cellars, inside Brindle’s Market, 848 N. Sunrise Blvd., Camano Island; 360-722-7482. Tastings 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Griffins Crossing Winery Tasting Room, 2008 123rd Ave. NE, Lake Stevens (First floor of the Larsen Financial Services Building); 425-334-0839,, e-mail; open for tastings noon to 5 p.m., first and third Saturdays.

Leely’s Day Spa &Wine, 700 Third St., Mukilteo; 425-268-6004, Wine tasting included with spa services anytime; regular wine tasting 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, $5.

Pacific Wine &Kitchen, 6915 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-353-6468. Tastings 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays.

3Cats Cafe, 5603 S. Bayview Road, Langley, 360 321-2287, “A Flight to Spain” features tastings of seven Spanish wines, with appetizers. 5 to 8 p.m., March 7; $15 per person, $25 for two.

Vino Amore Wine Shop, 1614 E. Main St., Freeland; 360-331-7661, Tastings noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays.

Wicked Cellars, 2616 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-258-3117. Tastings noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays, $5 Fridays and Saturdays. Ladies’ night wine tasting, noon to 6 p.m. second Wednesdays, $10.

The Art Institute’s Portfolio Restaurant, 2600 Alaskan Way, Seattle. 206-239-2363. Info or Wine educator Dieter Schafer invites you to taste wines from two of Washington’s best wineries. Thursdays 4 to 6 p.m. $12 per person, per session. Reservations required 206-239-2363.

  • March 8: Willis Hall Winery with Winemaker John Bell.
  • March 15: Matthews Cellars.

    DiStefano Winery, 12280 Woodinville Drive NE, Woodinville; 425-487-1648, Tastings noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

  • 5 to 6 p.m. March 16, DiStefano associate winemaker Hillary Sjolund will host a reception at Hotel Vintage Park, 1100 Fifth Ave., Seattle. She will pour four Bordeaux-style wines and be available to chat with guests. Attendance is free. For more information, visit

    George’s Wine Shoppe, LLC, 521 156th Ave. SE, Bellevue; 425-644-7723,,; Free tastings 2 to 5p.m. Saturdays.

    Hellams Vineyard Wine Shop, 109 N. First St., Suite 101, La Conner; 360-466-1758. Wine tastings, noon to 6 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and noon to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

    Morton’s, 1511 Sixth Ave., Seattle; 206-223-0550, Tastings 5 to 6:30 p.m., second Thursdays, $10.

    Purple Cafe &Wine Bar, 1225 Fourth Ave., Seattle; 206-829-2280, 14459 Woodinville-Redmond Rd., Woodinville; 323 Parkplace, Kirkland; During the month of March, all three locations will feature a daily Washington wine flight. With every purchase of one of these Washington flights, the guest’s name is entered to win prizes. Flights vary per location, and selections will change throughout the month. For more information, call Woodinville 425-483-7129; Kirkland 425-828-3772; and Seattle 206-829-2280

    Seattle Wine Society presents ‘You Say Syrah, I Say Shiraz.’ Compare syrah from France, Australia and Washington State. Price includes twelve tickets to taste wines from fifty selections. 7 to 9 p.m. March 14 at St. Demetrious Cultural Center, 2100 Boyer Ave. E., Seattle. Price: $23 members, $33 nonmembers. Make reservations at, call 206-706-3771 or e-mail

    South Seattle Community College, 6000 16th Ave. SW, Seattle. Learn about the wines of Washington in a 9-hour course taught by Dieter Schafer. Course includes wine buying, serving and enjoying. Willis Hall Winery owner John Bell of Marysville will cover fundamentals of winemaking. March 6, 13 and 20, 6 to 9 p.m. (3 Tuesdays, 9 hours). $83 per person. Preregistration required, 206-764-5339 or More info, or

    Waterfront Seafood Grill, 2801 Alaskan Way, Pier 70, Seattle;, 206-956-9171. At 6:30 p.m. March 15, three Woodinville winemakers join us for a five-course dinner. Each course is paired with wine from Januik Winery, JM Cellars or Novelty Hill Winery. $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For more information or reservations, contact Jessica Affolter, 206-956-9171 or

    Willows Lodge, 14580 NE 145th St., Woodinville; 425-424-3900, Tastings 5 to 7 p.m. in the Fireside on Tuesday through Saturdays and in the Barking Frog Sundays and Mondays.

    Send information about your wine events by e-mail to, by mail to Wine Event, in care of Features, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206, or call 425-339-3479.

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