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Five affordable wines, from Italy, Brazil and California

Five affordable wines, from Italy, Brazil and California

Frappato is the sort of delicious cheap red wine they serve in Europe that is hard to find here.

Five affordable wines, from Italy, Brazil and California
Drink this: Everett brewery gets in on the new hard seltzer craze

Drink this: Everett brewery gets in on the new hard seltzer craze

Lazy Boy Brewing recently made a 10-gallon pilot batch of a coconut and lime spiked sparkling water.

Drink this: Everett brewery gets in on the new hard seltzer craze
‘Double gold’: An extra-special bottle of Northwest wine

‘Double gold’: An extra-special bottle of Northwest wine

The medal is only for wines that earned a gold medal by unanimous vote at the Cascadia competition.

‘Double gold’: An extra-special bottle of Northwest wine

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Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Here’s where to find some of the best Northwest wines

Here’s where to find some of the best Northwest wines

These six wines earned the best-of-class distinction at the Cascadia International Wine Competition.

Here’s where to find some of the best Northwest wines

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

May the Fourth Be With You at At Large: Everett’s At Large Brewing is hosting a celebration of dark beers, including three variants of its… Continue reading

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Snohomish on the Rocks: The 11th annual Snohomish on the Rocks distillery festival is 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 27 at Thomas Family Farms,… Continue reading

Chef shows flair at pairing wine with springtime vegetables

Chef shows flair at pairing wine with springtime vegetables

She creates dishes that match wine with sweet onions, artichokes, salmon and even asparagus.

Chef shows flair at pairing wine with springtime vegetables
With 2 new beers, Skookum nails down barrel-aging technique

With 2 new beers, Skookum nails down barrel-aging technique

It’s all in selecting the right barrels. They’ve got to be wet with bourbon, their former contents.

With 2 new beers, Skookum nails down barrel-aging technique
Prosser winery wins top honors at Cascadia Wine Competition

Prosser winery wins top honors at Cascadia Wine Competition

Winners also are named for best dessert, white, rose and nongrape wines.

Prosser winery wins top honors at Cascadia Wine Competition
Meet Scuttlebutt’s new brut IPA and the woman who brewed it

Meet Scuttlebutt’s new brut IPA and the woman who brewed it

Amber Rogers made Cashmere Dreams for the annual Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day.

Meet Scuttlebutt’s new brut IPA and the woman who brewed it

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Leavenworth Ale Fest: The 13th annual Leavenworth Ale Fest is from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. April 13 at the Leavenworth Festhalle, 1001 Front St, Leavenworth.… Continue reading

Celebrate Malbec Day on April 17 with these Washington gems

Celebrate Malbec Day on April 17 with these Washington gems

It’s an important grape here because it thrives under the forever-sunny skies of the Columbia Valley.

Celebrate Malbec Day on April 17 with these Washington gems

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Sell Out Series Release at Toggle’s: Everett’s Toggle’s Bottleshop is holding a release party for Middleton’s Looks like Jacob, a blackberry mojito milkshake IPA, at… Continue reading

This obscure red grape grows in prominence beyond Bordeaux

This obscure red grape grows in prominence beyond Bordeaux

Similar to merlot, carmenere was found in Chile in the mid-’90s and now is the wine of choice there.

This obscure red grape grows in prominence beyond Bordeaux
Why tasting blind helps you to be honest about wines you like

Why tasting blind helps you to be honest about wines you like

As vino lovers like to say: The closer you are standing to the winemaker, the better the wine tastes.

Why tasting blind helps you to be honest about wines you like

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Latinx Street Food Popup at Scuttlebutt: Scuttlebutt Taproom and Brewery is hosting Jose Garzon and his Latinx Street Food Popup at 5 p.m. March 29… Continue reading

Drink this: Celebrate spring with this six-pack for the weekend

Drink this: Celebrate spring with this six-pack for the weekend

It’s time to break out the lighter beers: lagers, light ales and wild fermented farmhouse saisons.

Drink this: Celebrate spring with this six-pack for the weekend

Beer, wine, spirits

Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Drink This: Six Irish-inspired beers for St. Patrick’s Day

Drink This: Six Irish-inspired beers for St. Patrick’s Day

Who says you have to drink Guinness or some cliched green-colored swill? There’s better out there.

Drink This: Six Irish-inspired beers for St. Patrick’s Day
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