There 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.
- 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
- 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