Fine Wine(makers)

Meet the Tastemakers Influencing the Washington Wine Scene

Three consummate pros, from ascendant to old guard.

09/11/2018 By Sean P. Sullivan

Walla Walla Dispatch

Wine, Rocks, and Christophe Baron’s Revolution

Syrah from the Rocks District holds the region in thrall. And the man who launched this movement wants nothing to do with it.

09/11/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Wine Warden

How Sean Chose the Most Exciting Washington Wines

The methodology for this year's tasting.

09/11/2018

Oeno Files

The Best of Washington Wine 2018

These compelling bottles are proof we’re in the golden age of Washington wine.

09/11/2018 By Sean P. Sullivan

Happening Now

The Rise of SoDo Urbanworks

How an old industrial park reimagined how Seattle drinks wine.

09/11/2018 By Sean P. Sullivan

Barstool Dispatch

Left Bank Is the New Breed of Seattle Wine Bar

South Park has a tiny new natural-focused wine bar. (Don’t worry, it has Rainier.)

04/03/2018 By Stefan Milne

Vino Verite

Seattle's Laid-Back, Nouveau Wine Scene

We like to keep things casual—footwear, work attire, business—but does our nonchalant attitude extend to wine?

12/19/2017 By Rosin Saez

Behind Bars

The Wine Station—Beacon Hill’s Pretenseless New Wine Nook

The new wine spot lands by the light rail station with a mission of approachability and inclusiveness.

11/02/2017 By Stefan Milne

Oeno Files

The Best of Washington Wine 2017

A wine-drenched weekend away in Walla Walla. Our annual list of the 100 best wines in the state. There are so many ways to raise a glass and celebrate our pr...

09/13/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan and Allison Williams With Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Jordan Kay

Road Trip

Walla Walla Isn’t Napa—and Thank the Wine Gods for That

The question is whether things can stay this affordable and this chilled out.

09/13/2017 By Allison Williams

Best of Washington Wine

Outstanding White Wines

Warmer temperatures are great for red wine, but can pose a challenge for white wine grapes. Which makes these bottles especially impressive.

09/13/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan

Best of Washington Wine

Badass and Borrowed from Bordeaux

Washington winemakers have redefined this Old World icon (various combinations of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, petit verdot, and malbec) as a local signature.

09/13/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan

Best of Washington Wine

10 Fantastic Washington Reds from Grapes You Might Not Expect

It’s unusual for a region to grow such a broad assortment of grapes. It’s unheard of that so many grow so well.

09/13/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan

Road Trip

Taste the Top 100 at These Walla Walla Wineries

From scenic patios to vinyl-spinning living rooms, here's how to sip your way through this wine-soaked valley—and go home with a few bottles (or cases) for later.

09/13/2017 By Allison Williams

Best of Washington Wine

A Wine Taster’s Guide to the Rocks Region

Our most distinctive wine region makes waves with the national wine set. So how can regular people actually taste these memorable syrahs?

09/13/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Best of Washington Wine

Washington’s 20 Best Wines Under $30

Budget-friendly wine doesn’t have to sacrifice flavor or local cred—especially in Washington. These high-quality wines are available around Seattle right now.

09/13/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan

Best of Washington Wine

The Wine World Is Losing Its Mind Over Washington Syrah

Though Washington is increasingly known as a cabernet state, syrah is the rising star—and these 30 bottles shine above all the rest.

09/13/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan

Best of Washington Wine

Cabernet That Reigns Supreme

One of the grapes that first made the wine world take notice of Washington is no longer an elite niche—cab production surpasses that of chardonnay and riesling.

09/13/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan

Best of Washington Wine

How Sean Chose the Top 100 Washington Wines

The methodology for this year's tasting.

09/13/2017

Let's Turn This Party Out

Check It Out: Chateau Ste. Michelle Turned 50 and Is Throwing a Party

The Washington wine behemoth's new visitor center offers expanded tasting rooms and lets you mix your own red blend.

08/29/2017 By Stefan Milne