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Sean Sullivan's Weekly Wine Pick: Shooting Star Aligoté Washington 2013

Acreage of this grape is so scarce it doesn’t even register on the state’s annual grape report.

05/05/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

Muy Importante

The 15 Best Margaritas in Seattle

From old-school classics to fruity and frozen, here are our favorite margaritas in town.

04/29/2015 By Aoife Reilly

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Weekly Wine Pick: Gramercy Cellars Lagniappe Syrah Columbia Valley 2012

Another shining example of the strength of Washington syrah

04/28/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Analemma Pinot Noir Oak Ridge Vineyard Columbia Gorge 2012

A standout Washington pinot. No, seriously.

04/21/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

New Guide to Washington Beer

The Next Big Names in Washington Beer

From Bellingham to Yakima, 8 new breweries to watch.

04/15/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

New Guide to Washington Beer

6 Spots to Get Your Fill...in a Growler

Growlers are the craft beer equivalent to takeout. In Seattle you can fill up at virtually any brewery, plenty of bottle shops, and even the occasional drugstore.

04/15/2015 By Rosin Saez

New Guide to Washington Beer

The IPA Matrix

Imperial? Triple? West Coast? There are nearly as many styles of India pale ale out there as there are people eager to drink them.

04/15/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

“Corporate Beer Still Sucks”

Elysian’s Hard Sell

Seattle’s beer community freaked out when the world’s biggest brewing conglomeration bought Elysian. Will anything really change?

04/15/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

New Guide to Washington Beer

The Beering of Ballard

A surfeit of industrial space near a large population that likes to drink local has created a legit brewery district.

04/15/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

New Guide to Washington Beer

Why Lager Is the Next Big Thing

Germany’s signature beer style gains a toehold in the land of the IPA.

04/15/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

New Guide to Washington Beer

5 New Beer Styles

The vast majority of beer produced and consumed here is some form of IPA. But that other-than-IPA spectrum is getting much more interesting.

04/15/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Feature

The New Guide to Washington Beer

What's new, what's next, and why lager doesn’t really suck.

04/15/2015 Photography by Erik Skaar By Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Mike Holm

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Weekly Wine Pick: Eight Bells Winery 8 Clone Syrah Red Willow Vineyard Yakima Valley

An urban winery wine at an affordable price

04/14/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Renegade Wine Co. Rosé Columbia Valley 2014

In Seattle's darkest hour, a (pink) ray of light.

04/07/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red Columbia Valley 2013

A tribute to the art of blending.

04/02/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Rosé for a Fleeting Season

Renegade Wine Co.’s Columbia Valley Rosé is spring’s clarion call.

04/01/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Taste Washington 2015: A Battle Plan

Tackling the nation’s largest single region food and wine event involves an element of strategy...and this six-step plan.

03/23/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Chad Phillips

A barman absolutely mad for sherry explains its many charms.

03/18/2015 By Darren Davis

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Weekly Wine Pick: Goose Ridge g3 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2012

One of the year's best Washington wine values

03/17/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan