Go Hawks and Go Quarry Butte

 

QB Seahawks!Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks and their NFC Championship win – wow, what a nail biter.

And three cheers to Quarry Butte from Alexandria Nicole Cellars, which was our drink of choice during the Hawks’ playoff games to the Super Bowl in 2014, and through their run to the Super Bowl this season.

During Sunday’s intense game against the Packers, we opened two bottles, counting on our lucky Quarry Butte to keep us cheering while the dogs, wearing their Seahawks bandanas, barked at the TV!

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What a comeback! Seattle, Washington state and the 12th Man everywhere went crazy! So did our #12thDogs!

Up next the Super Bowl – Go Hawks! We will continue our superstitious tradition of drinking Quarry Butte throughout the big game!

We have been fans of Quarry Butte since 2007, when we first tasted the 2004 and 2005 vintages. And the current 2011 vintage pairs well with Hawks wins, just like the 2010 vintage did last year.

Here’s hoping for another Super Bowl win!

Cheers!

Here is the post we wrote after last year’s big win:

Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks and their Super Bowl win! What an exciting time to be a Seahawks fan/12th Man.

Screen Shot 2014-02-03 at 2.11.33 PMWhat was in our glasses during the game? Quarry Butte from Alexandria Nicole Cellars!

The 2010 vintage — a  double gold winner at Seattle Wine Awards — is  a beautiful blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 12% Syrah, 9% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

At $25, it’s a perfect showcase for ANC’s theme of “Approachable Elegance.”

We have been fans of Quarry Butte since 2007, when we first tasted the 2004 and 2005 vintages.

More recently, we opened a bottle of 2010 Quarry Butte during the Jan. 19 game between the Seahawks and 49ers, and the Hawks won. Being superstitious, it seemed fitting to also open a bottle during the Super Bowl. The Hawks won!

Go HAWKS!

We also heard that the recently released 2011 Quarry Butte is a winner!

Regardless of vintage, Quarry Butte has always been a complex wine with bold flavors. It drinks well with a rich steak or a robust beef stew.

But best of all, it drinks well with a winning Seahawks team!

Go Seahawks!

Go Quarry Butte!

Cheers!

Seattle Wine and Food Experience

Screen Shot 2013-01-27 at 6.41.50 AMThere are handful of annual wine events in the Seattle area that we think are “must-go-to” good times. Seattle Wine and Food Experience (SWFE) is one of them. It’s a super popular event, so we suggest that you run, don’t walk, to get tickets for this wine and food extravaganza on Feb. 22 at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.

As in previous years, this event showcases wine, food, beer, cider and spirits, starting with a tour of the wine world right at home in Woodinville wine country. Seriously, what’s not to love?

In addition to a long list of Washington wineries, SWFE also showcases wine from Oregon, California, Idaho, Argentina, France, Italy, Portugal, Israel and Uruguay.

You’ll even find beer, cider, vodka, rum, gin and bourbon. And don’t forget Top Pot Doughnut and Coffee Bar.

Gourmet bites will be prepared by Northwest chefs, and “featured experiences” include the Les Dames d’Escofier Alley’s culinary products, food and beverages.

And this year, a new stellar event has been added to the already fantastic lineup: a Saturday night kick-off event hosted by Seattle magazine. POP! Bubbles & Seafood will feature Northwest seafood from many of Seattle’s best restaurants and Champagne, sparkling wine, cider and beer.

Both events benefit Les Dames d’Escoffier Seattle, a non-profit organization of women leaders in food, beverage and hospitality, focusing on raising funds for scholarships for women in the culinary, beverage, and hospitality industries, and also supports community outreach programs and sustainable-agriculture projects based in Washington state.

SWFE Details:

  • POP! Seafood & Bubbles: Saturday, Feb. 21, 6 – 9 p.m.
  • Grand Tasting: Sunday, Feb.22;  VIP: 12 – 5 p.m.; General Admission: 1 – 5 p.m.
  • Location: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall (300 Mercer Street, Seattle
  • Prices:
    • SWFE BIG: $125 (tickets to POP! and SWFE VIP)
    • SWFE VIP: $70 (early entrance, custom tote bag, special VIP area
    • SWFE General Admission: $55
    • POP! Bubbles & Seafood only: $65

We hope to see you there!

Cheers, and Happy New Year!
Margot and Dave