This December 4 and 5, a bunch of Woodinville Wineries are participating in the St Nicholas Day Open House—your opportunity to do all your holiday shopping while drinking, and to do so far away from the fluorescent lights and cell phone-accessory kiosks of the dreaded shopping mall.
You pay $50 for a two-day pass, $40 for Saturday only. (Sunday only passes already sold out). You go to Efeste (where you should really spring for a bottle or two, love those wines) to pick up your wine glass. You take this glass all around Woodinville and taste the local wines. You pick out your favorites and give them to people as gifts.
Check out all the participating wineries and buy tickets here. And if you’re the sort who likes to do some homework before embarking on these such endeavors, you might consult our list of the best 100 Washington wines.