What’s going on starting July 20

What’s going on in Washington wine country?

Saturday July 21:

  • Come celebrate at Vino Bello‘s first anniversary party in Burien. Join Washington state’s 2007 Sommelier of the year, Dave Coyle, a Burien local. Enjoy the superb wines from   Fall Line Winery and other South Seattle Artisan Wineries. Traditional barbeque and live music of J.D. Hobson. $25. 636 SW 152nd Street, Burien, Washington, 206-244-VINO.
  • Silver Lake at Roza Hills -Zillah is having a beach party. The Bayou Boys play favorite oldies at 5 p.m. plus there’s a clam bake, burgers, hot dogs and of course, wine. (And there’s 25% off all “summer wines,” too.) When the sun sets, there’s an outdoor screening of the 1965 movie classic,  Beach Blanket Bingo.
  • Seattle-based cookbook author and Northwest food expert Cynthia Nims will be signing books from her Northwest Homegrown Cookbook Series at The Tasting Room at Pike Place Market in Seattle from 1 to 4 pm. For more information, call 206-770-WINE.

Sunday July 22:

  • Blending seminar with Brian Carter of Brian Carter Cellars: Renowned Washington winemaker Brian Carter is holding a blending seminar at the Purple Cafe in Woodinville. Classes are from 12-2 p.m. and the $25 cost includes the seminar, a flight of wine and “a small bite” that is paired with each wine in the flight.

Saturday Aug. 11:

  • South Seattle Artisan Wineries wine tastings: Aug. 11 is the second Saturday in the month, which means tastings from 1-5 p.m. at four wineries in Georgetown — including one of our favorites-Fall Line Winery. (You simply must try the cab!)
  • Columbia Winery is having its annual case sale. Stock your cellar from the more than 750 cases selected of cellar-aged older vintages. These wines are discounted for one day only. Case Sale opens to the public at 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wednesday Aug. 15

  •  Join Columbia Winery‘s new Director of Winemaking, Kerry Norton at 6:30 p.m. at Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana for a winemaker dinner. Price: $45.00 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity) 600 Pine Street in Seattle. 206-264-0994

Thursday Aug. 16-Saturday Aug. 18:

Saturday Sept. 8:

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About Margot

Margot has been writing about wine since 1997 at KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon; ten years later, she created this blog. Write for Wine focuses on the fine wines of Washington state, with occasional posts about other northwest wine regions (Oregon and B.C.), California, ANZ and Bordeaux. A former national journalist in Canada, Margot has been a Washington wine enthusiast since moving to Seattle in 1999. Her motto: “It’s wine o’clock somewhere.”