Wine, Beer, & Cocktails

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Wine Tasting's New Normal

Reservations, wine flights, and zoom tastings are part of the new normal.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

28 New Washington Wines to Buy Right Now

Build your cellar or bolster your dinner with some of the most intriguing local cabernet, syrah, and chardonnay released this year.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oompah Yourself

Oktoberfest Is Still On in the Northwest

Where to drink German beers and celebrate the Bavarian fall tradition near Seattle. Plus, what happened to Leavenworth's famous Oktoberfest?

09/14/2021 By Allison Williams

Scenic & Sparkling

Where to Drink Wine in the Yakima Valley

Here are some of the best wineries in the region, from Yakima to Prosser to the Tri-Cities.

09/10/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

The Beverage Lobby

The Fairmont Olympic's Remodel Gives Downtown Seattle a New Cocktail Bar

A grand remodel inserts midcentury swagger, and careful cocktails, into the lobby of downtown Seattle's historic hotel.

09/06/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Wine Worship

8 Seattle Wine Shops to Find the Perfect Bottle

Washington wines, natural wines, and other local and global gems fill the shelves at Esquin, Portalis, and other Seattle wine stores.

08/16/2021 By Jenni Moore

Tasting Notes

The Best Wineries to Visit in Walla Walla

From Sleight of Hand in the Southside District to tasting rooms downtown Walla Walla, here are our favorite places to experience Washington wine.

08/13/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Pinkies Down

The Best Breweries and Distilleries in Walla Walla

Where to drink in Walla Walla—even if you're not a huge wine fan.

08/13/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Chill Swill

Where to Find Seattle’s Best Boozy Slushies

Find these alcoholic slushies and frozen drinks across Seattle bars and restaurants this summer.

08/13/2021 By Grace McGuire

Destination: Wine

The Best Wineries in Woodinville

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

07/02/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Concourse Pour

I Visited Sea-Tac’s Shot Bar Because Everything Is Weird Now

The walk-up popup is meant for the efficiency-minded imbiber.

07/02/2021 By Stefan Milne

Hard Sell

Taste Testing Washington’s Hard Seltzer Boom

Alcoholic seltzers have proliferated around these parts; Seattle Met's editors have a definite favorite.

06/25/2021 By Allecia Vermillion and Zoe Sayler Photography by Jane Sherman

Tasting Notes

The Best Wineries in the Columbia Gorge and Southwest Washington

Along the Washington-Oregon border, a new guard redefines our local wine amid some spectacular scenery.

06/08/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Tasting Notes

A Guide to Seattle's Best Urban Wineries

From hidden-away talents to a SoDo complex full of heavy hitters.

05/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Saved by the brew

Craft Beer Is a Small Town Success Story

How does a struggling small town draw tourists without fine dining or fancy attractions? Pour ’em a pint.

03/11/2021 By Allison Williams Photography by Brooke Fitts

Oneo Files

5 Cutting Edge Washington State Wines to Try This Month

From an orange gewürztraminer to clay-aged cab francs.

03/03/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

5 Wines from Exciting New Washington Vintners

From a longtime Spanish winery’s local chardonnay to a $25 Red Mountain cab.

02/03/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

5 Great Washington Wines for $18 and Under

Yes, you can get a rad $14 muscat-based white.

01/06/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

4 Sparkling Washington Wines for the Holidays

From the standard to the unexpected.

12/18/2020 By Sean P. Sullivan

Feature

Seattle's Rocky Yeh Helped Craft America's Cocktail Landscape

He never technically tended bar. But before his death last year, the exuberant local left an indelible mark.

11/20/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Dozfy