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Half price Washington wines at 0/8 and Twisted Cork, all through April.

April 8, 2009

These ladies should be drinking wine, right?

Last time I was on the Eastside checking out the hotspots (that’s what they call them over there), my fellow Bellevue barcrawler and I directed a little grumpiness towards 0/8 Seafood Grill and Twisted Cork Wine Bar for the happy hour. There are decent food bargains, but the wine specials consisted of three select wines by the glass for $6. I mean, it’s a wine bar, the happy hour should be all about wine values. Surely Twisted Cork could be doing a a little more to entice early bird clientele.

To be fair, most Seattle wine bars have pretty dismal HHs too. (Poco being a notable exception.)

Anyway, all of this happy hour talk is just gabby preamble. What I really wanted to pass on to you is that, in honor of a recent award from Wine Enthusiast, 0/8 Seafood Grill and Twisted Cork will be charging half price on all 19 of their Washington wines (even the really good ones!) during the entire month of April. No time restrictions, no minimum purchases. So if you’re an Eastsider, belly up yo. That’s actually a pretty decent deal.

As for you, inconveniently long-named 0/8 Seafood Grill and Twisted Cork: cool idea. Now please consider coming up with some similarly sweet permanent offering to replace your current ho-hum happy hour.

Sample half-off wines below from 0/8 and Twisted Cork list:

DeLille Cellars—2006 D2 Red Blend (Columbia Valley), ($10)
Dussek Family Cellars—2004 Cabernet Sauvignon (Walla Walla), ($9)
Sparkman Cellars—2006 Wilderness Red Blend, (Columbia Valley), ($7.50)
Alexandria Nicole—2005 ‘Destiny Ridge’ Syrah (Columbia Valley), ($7.50)
Basel Cellars—2006 Merlot, Pheasant Run Vineyard (Walla Walla), ($7.50)
Chinook Winery—2007 Chardonnay (Yakima Valley), ($5)
Kestrel—NV ‘Pure Platinum’ Viognier/Gewürztraminer (Yakima Valley), ($4.25)
Chateau Ste. Michelle—2007 Dry Riesling (Columbia Valley), ($3.75)

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