Wine, Beer, & Cocktails

Seattle Beer Week 2023

A Six-Pack of: Taprooms with Great Food

From popups to drinking snacks to a literal in-house food truck.

05/25/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Beer Week 2023

A Six-Pack of: Great Local Lagers

IPAs are great, but we're entering pilsner season.

05/24/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Beer Week 2023

A Six-Pack of: Great New Breweries

Newcomers specialize in lower-alcohol beer, have a Sammich food truck onsite, and serve neighbors from Magnolia to West Seattle.

05/23/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle Beer Week 2023

A Six-Pack of: Great Local Beer to Grab at the Store

Stymied in the beer aisle? Consider these local brews your go-tos.

05/22/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Sobering News

Fremont Brewing Releases Seattle's First Craft Nonalcoholic Beer

The brewery undertook major R&D to prove that nonalcoholic beer can be locally made and delicious.

05/18/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Tea Party (Not that Kind)

Where to Have Afternoon Tea in Seattle

From the longtime tradition at the Fairmont Olympic to Seattle's oldest continuously operating teahouse.

02/14/2023 By Allecia Vermillion


Valentine's Day Wines Available for Pickup

The best Champagne, rosé, and red wines to drink on a Valentine's Day date (or to pair with chocolate), as picked by Seattle wine shops.

02/09/2023 By Zoe Sayler

Destination: Wine

The Best Wineries to Visit in Woodinville

The epicenter of Western Washington wine overflows with vintners. Here are the ones to try now.

01/11/2023 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

5 Northwest Sparkling Wines for the Holidays

There’s never been a more exciting time to drink Northwest sparklers.

12/20/2022 By Sean P. Sullivan

Get Uncorked

Last-Minute Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations from Local Wine Shops

In case of emergency, break out the glasses, or just pick up a bottle from one of these local wine stores.

11/23/2022 By Spencer Brown

Another Round

This Year Brought Us a Lot of Great Bars

Bar Sur Mer, Carnelian Bay, and Bar Miriam are among our favorite fun new watering holes.

11/21/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Our Year in Beer

Rodney Hines Is Tapped into Seattle's Beer Scene

Métier owner Rodney Hines wants our breweries to look more like our city.

10/24/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Fall Wine

Washington Wine Levels Up

A trip to wine country in Walla Walla and Woodinville never looked so good. Here's where to taste, what to do, and where to stay.

10/10/2022 By Sean P. Sullivan, Allecia Vermillion, and Allison Williams Photography by Brooke Fitts and Amber Fouts

Fall Wine

What Happens When Smoke Gets in Your Wine

In this era of Washington wildfires, air quality can impact wine quality, even leading to smoke taint. Will drinkers notice the difference?

10/10/2022 By Sean P. Sullivan

Fall Wine

Woodinville’s Wine Scene Keeps Evolving

Western Washington’s wine country gets a radical face-lift with changes at Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodin Creek Village, and Schoolhouse No. 23.

10/10/2022 By Sean P. Sullivan

Fall Wine

Where Are Washington's Woman Winemakers?

In Washington, woman-owned wineries and female head winemakers remain relatively scarce. The reasons may not be what you think.

10/07/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

Bizarre Brewing Is Packed with Seattle Beer Talent

Veterans of Holy Mountain, Cloudburst, and Fremont Brewing specialize in low-alcohol lager, pale ale, and stout at this new Seattle brewery.

09/29/2022 By Allecia Vermillion


The Best Oktoberfests In and Near Seattle

Bring on the steins and beer at these Oktoberfests near Seattle, from Kirkland and Fremont to Leavenworth and Puyallup at the Washington State Fairgrounds.

09/09/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Oeno Files

5 Washington Rosés to Drink Right Now

The best bottles from 2021's challenging crop, including favorites from Devison, SMAK, and Grosgrain wineries.

07/26/2022 By Sean P. Sullivan

Awards & Accolades

Seattle’s 2022 Spirited Awards Nominees

The local booze connoisseurs who made the short list include Chris Elford of Trade Winds Tavern, Navy Strength, and Rob Roy as well as Mountaineering Club.

06/06/2022 By Ann Karneus