Taste of Washington

Taste Washington is where you will find the largest selection of Washington wines in one event.   More than 200 wineries attended the event this year.  The Grand Tasting event was held on Sunday, March 27th at the Qwest Events Center, and I do believe that getting the VIP ticket for the extra 2 hours of tasting is more than worth the extra cost, as some of the best wines and food do go quickly.  http://tastewashington.org/ provides a list of restaurants, wineries, exhibitors, and the like.  My favorite restaurant of the day was Steelhead Diner… hard to go wrong with this choice.  They were serving a tasty Bristol Bay sockeye salmon confit with pickled radish ~ green lentil salad/ dijon vinaigrette/ lemon emulsion.  The wineries were pouring wine from almost all the grape varietals grown in Washington…whether it be Malbec, Merlot, Cab, Cab Franc, Syrah, Viogniers, Rose’ of all sorts, late harvest blends, etc…  Take pleasure in the cooking demonstrations as well as the wine education discussions.  The day before, there are numerous wine and food seminars and a winemakers dinner to take in if you so desire.  And if you like to tweet, take a peek at  #TasteWA.  Taste Washington also travels to Portland, OR on May 1st…check it out! and mark your calendar for next year.

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