Taste Washington, the nations largest wine and food event, is less than two weeks away! I'm looking forward to a weekend in Seattle to drink, eat, and learn about the wines of Washington. Taste Washington is March 26–29, 2015, at various venues throughout Seattle, Washington.
Celebrating it's 18th year, Taste Washington is a full weekend of activities for wine lovers of all sorts, with new activities specifically aimed to target the new under-40 wine lovers to the signature Grand Tasting, which features hundreds of Washington State wineries, food from top Pacific Northwest restaurants, chef demonstrations, and more. You'll find me sipping and taking small bites at Saturday's Grand Tasting at CenturyLink Field.
In the afternoon on Saturday and Sunday, you'll be able to experience amazing wine and food pairings. Since Seattle is home to a variety of unique culinary experiences, including 13 James Beard Award-winning chefs and hundreds of amazing restaurants, Taste Washington has selected many wonderful local restaurants to represent the Seattle culinary scene and to pair with your Washington wine. I'll be at the grand tasting event sampling these wine and food pairings. Watch for my Instagram photos during the event and recap post afterward.
The weekend commences Thursday, March 26, with the Red & White Party, an elegant, upscale evening withWashington State’s celebrated wineries pouring special selections from large-format bottles. The fun continues with The New Vintage, an upbeat event aimed at the next generation of wine lovers with a backdrop of music, dancing and tasty bites. The weekend culminates March 28 and 29, with two days of educational seminars led by top wine writers and sommeliers and the Grand Tasting at CenturyLink Field Event Center.
Details on winery participation, featured chefs, seminar topics, hotel packages and tickets available at tastewashington.org. Taste Washington is produced by Visit Seattle in partnership withWashington State Wine.