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Auction Napa Valley: 2013 – Videos

Auction Napa Valley has been in full-swing the past couple of days and it’s been a smashing success – here are some videos from it: Welcome to the Auction Auction Napa Valley Video: Why all the traffic & parties? The Bounty of Napa Valley Making A Difference Bid Early, Bid Often Auction Napa Valley Fund-A-Need

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2013 Seattle Food And Wine Experience In a 2013 Honda Crosstour- Wrap-up

By Duane Pemberton I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll do so again – the Seattle Wine and Food Experience is one of my favorite single-day events of its kind in the greater Seattle area. Organizer, Jamie Peha (formerly with the Washington Wine Commission), is no stranger to event planning and this is one that shows […]

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Yakima Valley Red wine and Chocolate 2013 – Post Report

By Duane Pemberton It happens every year, the Yakima Valley teams with extra visitors hoping to check out some delicious red wine and chocolate pairings at wineries of the valley. One simply pays a $35 fee for a “passport” and it enables you to waive all the tasting fee’s at participating wineries – which includes […]

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2012 Walla Walla Holiday Barrel Tasting – Post Report

By Duane Pemberton With “Old Man Winter” knocking at the door, I made the journey out to Walla Walla’s annual Holiday Barrel Tasting event to see what all the hoopla is about. Most everyone was sampling their 2010 vintage which – for many – presented a challenging one in that it was a very cool […]

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2012 Wine Rocks Seatte

This years Wine Rocks Seattle was bigger than ever – instead of being stuck in the ghetto-part of Seattle like last year, this one was right on pier 66 with an incredible view of Puget Sound. The Bell Harbor Convention Center is no stranger to wine events, nor is Jamie Peha – one of the […]

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2012 Taste Washington – Post Report

By Duane Pemberton and Sarah Bagdon Event website: http://tastewashington.org Taste Washington is always a fun event for us to attend – after all, they have the three things we talk about on WineFoot – wine, food and cars. This is the first year we saw the recently clad relationship between the Washington State Wine Commission […]

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2012 Betz Family Release Party

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: www.betzfamilywinery.com Often credited as one of the Washington State wine “grandfathers”, Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery, has been razor-focused on producing some of that state’s finest wines while refusing to play the “price-game” like many of his competitors do after getting good scores. Twice a year, his winery holds […]

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Fourth Annual Pre-Taste Washington Meet & Greet

Join us on: Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 7pm Email me to RSVP:

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Seattle Wine and Food Experience – that’s a wrap

By Duane Pemberton & Sarah Bagon For people in the Seattle area who love good food and good wine, there really is a few events of the year that they should be attending and the Seattle Wine and Food Experience is one of them. It’s a one-day event that takes place every year around this […]

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2011 Taste of Tulalip – Post Report

By Duane Pemberton & Sarah Bagdon Photos by: Duane Pemberton and Renee Stark Video by: Sarah Bagdon Event website: http://www.tasteoftulalip.com/ The 2011 Taste of Tulalip held at the Tulalip Resort in Marysville WA.  was a pure orgy of the senses – sight, sounds, smells, touch and taste! It was a nirvana of food and wine […]

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Cordon Selections Annual Bus Tour

At less than a decade old, Cordon now has some of the more prestigious Washington State small winery labels in its book – such as Long Shadows, Fidelitas, Corvus Cellars, Hightower, Basel Cellars, VaPiano and Sleight of Hand to name a few. Ken Avedisian For Cordon Selections owner and CEO, Ken Avedisian, selling wine is much […]

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2011 Auction of WA Picnic and Gala – Pictorial

I can think of no greater charity events that takes place in Washington State than those that the Auction of WA wines puts on – it’s beneficiary is Children’s Hospital in Seattle and goes to aid for uncompensated care of kids. Two key events, during the summer take place on the lawn of Chateau Ste. Michelle […]

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Efeste 2010 Summer Release Pizza Party

Our friends at Efeste Winery in Woodinville WA – are throwing a big release party for their new 2010 Rabbitt Rose and 2008 Final-Final Syrah blend. Of course, their pizza ovens will be working overtime as well, churning out tasty slices of home-made pizza. Here’s the rub: Date: July 23rd Time: 12-5pm Join us for […]

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Vinolution 14 – Seattle – July 8th

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Debuts and Discoveries

SEATTLE AQUARIUM: DEBUTS & DISCOVERIES Join us on Wednesday June 29th from 7:00 – 9:30PM at the Seattle Aquarium for a fun night of wine tasting for a great cause.  Your $40 ticket will let you discover 40 of Washington’s wonderful wineries.  In the process you will be helping the local Washington Chapters of Surfrider […]

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2011 Revelry on Red Mountain

By Duane Pemberton Photography by Ross Perez Col Solare winery was launched during the tenure of Allen Shoup, who at the time was the CEO of Chateau Ste. Michelle. His vision in bringing world-renowned Tuscan winemaker, Marchesi Antinori to Washington to produce cab-based wines is what helped make Col Solare into the destination winery it is […]

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Tasting Flight Wine at Woodland Park Zoo

Seattle Uncorked is hosting a cool wine event at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle this Friday evening from 6-9pm – with over two dozen wineries participating. Proceeds will go to help raise funds for the zoo and this is a BRING YOUR OWN GLASS event, however, you can rent a glass there for $5. Tickets […]

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Taste Washington – Portland

The Washington Wine Commission is the main voice that champions the cause of the industry at large within Washington State and in doing so is always seeking out potential markets. In years past, they had been doing TasteWA events in Spokane WA, however, that’s sort of a lame market – according to industry insiders. Portland […]

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2011 Yamhill-Carlton Spring Tasting

The greater Yamhill-Carlton AVA in Oregon’s Willamette Valley has been gaining a lot of attention for producing some of that State’s best wines and based on what I sampled this past weekend, I understand why. The Pinot Noir, of course, took center-stage at this event as it’s the red grape that has put the Willamette […]

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Efeste Spring Release Party

Our friends at Efeste Winery in Woodinville WA are holding a spring release party on Saturday. They will be releasing a new “Big Papa” Cabernet Sauvignon, Feral Sauvignon Blanc and Evergreen Riesling – I’ve reviewed past vintages and would gladly recommend Efeste to anyone. Here are the details: Saturday, April 30th from 12pm-5pm – they’ll […]

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