Wine, Beer, & Cocktails

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

BEER GEAR

Have Your Beer and Wear It, Too

Standard Brewing, Lucky Envelope, and Great Notion pick to-go beer and brewery merch just for dad.

05/23/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Fattening Up

The Secret Ingredient in Roquette’s Latest Cocktail: A Dick’s Milkshake

Fat washing is a technique that can be used to infuse cocktails and spirits with the flavors of pho, milkshakes, nutella—the possibilities are endless.

12/23/2021 By Sophie Grossman

The Buzz

The Espresso Martini: Still All That and a Bag of Chips

Has this classic ’90s cocktail ever really gone out of style? Or is it experiencing a comeback?

11/12/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Oeno Files

Newcomer Drink Books Is a Hybrid Bottle Shop and Bookstore

The Phinney Ridge shop pairs natural wine and memorable fiction.

11/11/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Ale & Accolades

Oh, Hey—Here Are the Winners of This Year's Washington Beer Awards

From IPA to...15 other styles of IPA. the annual competition evaluated 1,100 beers from 142 breweries across the state.

11/08/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Gourd Me

I Hate Beer—How Did I End Up at the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival?

Did Elysian Brewing's annual Halloween event manage to win me over to the hoppy side?

10/14/2021 By Malia Alexander

Destination: Wine

Best Wineries in Lake Chelan

Cairdeas, Fielding Hills, and Nefarious Cellars are some of the best places to go wine tasting in Lake Chelan.

10/07/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Hopped Up

Washington Breweries Won Big at the Great American Beer Festival

Plus, Steve Luke and Cloudburst Brewing brought home a 2021 "Brewery of the Year" honor.

09/14/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Oeno Files

Washington Wine’s Variety Show

A new crop of growers and makers have added sparkle, acidity, and even emerging tasting regions to the statewide mix. Meanwhile, the cabernet and syrah just ...

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan and Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Traci Daberko Photography by Brooke Fitts and Kelly Turso

Wine Country Escape

Walla Walla: The Maiden Voyage

Make the most of your first time visiting Washington's main wine region.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Vaunted Vintage

40 Years of Quilceda Creek

The winery Alex and Jeannette Golitzin founded in 1978 still makes some of the best cabernet sauvignon in Washington.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

The Not-New Guard of Washington Wine

A burgeoning natural wine movement takes the state in a fresh new direction. And yet we’ve been here before.

09/14/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Traci Daberko

Oeno Files

Maltby’s Big Moment

Great wine in the Seattle area—JM Cellars, Gorman Winery, Laterus, and more—comes together here.

09/14/2021 Photography by Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Country Escape

Woodinville: Never the Same

How to explore the new wineries in western Washington's wine tasting epicenter.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Country Escape

Lake Chelan: Vacation Plus

How to spend a day tasting wine in Lake Chelan (including a must-try Sunday brunch).

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Country Escape

Yakima Valley: Scenic and Sparkling

From bubbles to tamales, here's how to spend a day in the Yakima Valley AVA.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Country Escape

Columbia Gorge: The Wild Frontier

A one-day itinerary—including where to stop and eat—in the Columbia Gorge AVA.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

3 New Wineries That Deserve a Do-Over

Devison Vintners, Virtue Cellars, and Quiddity deserve your attention.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan