Hops and Sips

Katie Nelson is the senior director of winemaking for Columbia Crest and head winemaker for H3 Wines in Paterson, Wash. (Ste. Michelle Wine Estates)

A $15 cab finishes atop Washington State Wine Competition

It should be easy to track down a bottle of Columbia Crest 2016 H3 Cabernet Sauvignon and judge for yourself.

 

Métier Brewing Co. the only Black-owned brewery in Washington

Owner Rodney Hines, brewing in Woodinville since 2018, pushes boundaries and puts social purpose on tap

 

The Washington State Wine Commission is using August, known for decades as Washington Wine Month, to promote the Drink For WA campaign. The commission estimates it will generate 12 million impressions through advertising and social media channels. (Photo courtesy Washington State Wine Commission)

Washington wine commission rolls out Drink for WA campaign

Share an image of your special occasion along with tags of #DrinkForWA and #EatForWA.

 

USA, Washington, Royal Slope. Glamping at Stillwater Creek vineyard

Northwest’s sauvignon blanc offers summertime refreshment

This white wine is ideal alongside grilled chicken, sushi or poached white fish, lentils and green vegetables.

USA, Washington, Royal Slope. Glamping at Stillwater Creek vineyard

The field of Northwest rose grows with delicious variety

Increased thirst for this style of wine has prompted winemakers to offer multiple expressions from the same vintage.

Nassima Rothacker St. Clement’s Punch is an alcohol-free cocktail made with orange and pink grapefruit juice and Monin Triple Sec Curacao syrup.

These ‘mocktails’ taste like the real thing — but there’s no booze

For your next Zoom happy hour, here are five recipes from Fiona Beckett’s “How to Drink Without Drinking.”

Nassima Rothacker St. Clement’s Punch is an alcohol-free cocktail made with orange and pink grapefruit juice and Monin Triple Sec Curacao syrup.
Lone Star Vineyard is a 112-acre site established in 1996 in the Eola-Amity Hills by Argyle Winery, a historic producer in Dundee, Ore. (Photo courtesy of Argyle Winery)

Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills continues its rise with pinot noir

The AVA’s key features include cool ocean breezes that blow through a slot in the Coast Range.

Lone Star Vineyard is a 112-acre site established in 1996 in the Eola-Amity Hills by Argyle Winery, a historic producer in Dundee, Ore. (Photo courtesy of Argyle Winery)

Create your own simple syrup for the best summer drinks

Try two drink recipes — a sparkling lemonade and a margarita — that call for chile lemon simple syrup.

Pinot gris continues to merit gold medals for Northwest wine

The Cascadia wine competition proves the Burgundy white grape is just as worthy of attention as ever.

Arlington brewery celebrates Super Saturday, community benefits

In The Shadows Brewing in Arlington opens its taproom for fundraisers to benefit the Arlington Community Food Bank and other charities.

Wild Goose in British Columbia tops Cascadia judging again

It’s the third time in four years that the winery topped the annual showcase of Pacific Northwest wines.

Northwest Wine: Dobbes Family Estate continues tradition of excellence

His name is still on the bottle, as well as many cans, and because Joe Dobbes placed the right people in charge, the winery and… Continue reading

Columbia Valley wineries look back on ‘St. Helens Vintage’

Growers Mike Sauer and Dick Boushey and winemaker Rob Griffin shared their recollections of the eruption.

Rob Mercer adds to his family’s legacy as honorary grower

The president of Mercer Estates Winery has been recognized by the Auction of Washington Wines.

Willamette Valley rallies around #WinesForTheFrontlines

More than 1,400 cases of wine and 268 cases of sparkling grape juice have been donated to health-care workers.

Reach for a Northwest rose during this time of quarantine

The shelter-in-place concept is embraced by wine lovers because of its abbreviation — S.I.P.

Drink This: Snohomish brewery making big move to First Street

Spada Farmhouse Brewery aims for more customers at the new location, where it will add food service.

During the shutdown, Republic Bottleshop opens in Marysville

Since you can’t go to the bar right now, this new specialty beer store will bring the bar to you.

Drink This: Distillery switches from gin to hand sanitizer

Lynnwood’s Temple Distilling is now making the alcohol-based cleaner — but you can still order spirits.

Westport Winery transforms storied grapes into hand sanitizer

The Aberdeen winery used riesling to produce the cleaner for law enforcement and first responders.

[flipp]