Wine and Theatre

If you love theatre and you enjoy wine, this event is for you! Intiman Theater is currently holding a production of The Year of Magical Thinking, based on the national best-selling book by Joan Didion.

On Sept. 9, you can enjoy a pre-show wine tasting by Maryhill Winery — Gewurztraminer, Sangiovese, Reserve Cab Franc and Reserve Malbec will be paired with hors d’oeuvres from Center House Bistro in the theatre’s private reception room in the upper lobby.

The event begins at 6:30 – and in the words of the organizers – “Wine Wednesday? Wine not?”

More information is available at the Intiman Theater website.


Beethoven + Wine Festival

This summer seems to be the time to add wine to all kinds of events – from the theatre to the symphony. Yes, the symphony!

Seattle Symphony is holding a three-day festival, Sept. 9-11, to kick off its fall schedule. Some fine Northwest wines are being paired with – you guessed it from the title of this blog post – the music of Beethoven at S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium.

Concert tickets start at $9, and the wine tasting is $5 for four pours. The wine tasting begins at 6:30 p.m. each evening, followed by the performances at 7:30 p.m.

Gerard Schwarz will lead Seattle Symphony in all three programs, which will feature two great Beethoven works without intermission. The Symphony website has more information.

So if you enjoy the symphony and you’re a wine enthusiast, this event is for you!


Update: Wine, Harborside, with Benefits

Wine, harborside, with benefits, oh my! It’s hard to believe that the first annual Kitsap Wine Festival is almost here. I first blogged about it more than a month ago, and now it’s just around the corner.

The Kitsap Wine Festival will be held this Sunday, Aug. 23, at Harborside Fountain Park near the ferry landing in Bremerton. The benefits?

  • A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit Harrison Medical Center Foundation. A worthy cause! Tickets are $45 and can be purchased online or at Kitsap Conference Center.
  • If you take the ferry from downtown Seattle, you don’t need a car, because the wine festival takes place right next to the ferry terminal along the marina.
  • It’s a celebration of beneficial wine from dozens of wonderful Washington wineries.
  • And there’s beneficial food such as Amy’s Chocolates from Bremerton, Crimson Cove Smoked Specialties from Poulsbo and cuisine prepared by Chef Marsha Henry of Kitsap Conference Center and Chef Shawn Walker of Anthony’s at Sinclair Inlet.

These are the wineries that will be pouring: Balboa, Camaraderie Cellars, Chateau Ste. Michelle, DiStefano Winery, Domaine Ste. Michelle, Dusted Valley Vintners, Forgeron Cellars, Gordon Brothers Cellars, Hard Row to Hoe, Hightower Cellars, J Bookwalter, Mercer Estates, Novelty Hill, Olympic Cellars, Revelry Vintners, Snoqualmie, SYZGY, Thurston Wolfe Winery, Vin du Lac, Whidbey Island Winery, Yellow Hawk Cellar and Zero One Vintners.

We hope to see you there!