This Week in Drinking

All the Seattle news that’s fit to drink for the week of November 16

November 20, 2009

Happy Washington wine people: nine of our wines make the top 100.

Winemakers scoff at Wine Spectator’s top 100 wines…until they make the list. This year, the magazine honored nine Washington wines, and gave a $27 Columbia Crest wine the coveted number 1 spot.

Here are the WA bottles honored and their rankings:
1. Columbia Crest Cab Sauv CV Reserve 2005 $27
26. Cayuse Syrah Walla Walla Valley Cailloux Vineyard 2006 $65
33. Novelty Hill Cab Sauv Columbia Valley 2006 $25
36. Efeste Syrah Red Mountain Ceidleigh 2006 93pts $29
38. Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet HHH Canoe Ridge Estate 2006 $28
60. Spring Valley Uriah Walla Walla Valley 2006 $50
66. Barnard Griffin Riesling Columbia Valley 2008 $8
72. The Magnificent Wine Company Syrah Columbia Valley 2006 $20
74. Waterbrook Cab Sauv CV Reserve 2006 $22

In other news…

Tan Vinh of the Seattle Times—who has been braving the bridge a lot lately—declared Monsoon East “one of the best spots for happy-hour food in the 425 area code.” He was less declarative about the cocktails. [ST]

At the Stranger, Bethany Jean Clement checked out “putt-putt golf on (metaphorical) crank” at a warehouse down the street from Lark on Capitol Hill. [S]

The CHS blog got high-tech and posted a video with manager of new Roy Street Coffee and Tea (aka Stealthy Starbucks II). [CHS] The new café also made the New York Times blog Diner’s Journal. [NYT]

Hope you had a chance to swoop up tickets for 20Something the New Vintage this Saturday, if not I suggest stopping by Fonte for happy hour or opting for one of these great picks from our arts editor Laura Dannen. Whatever you do, enjoy your weekend.

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