Washington Wine 2016

Best of the Best: The Top 10 Washington Wines of 2016

The best of the hundreds of wines tasted this year.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Top Syrah

Is syrah Washington’s greatest grape variety? These wines make a compelling argument.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Top Red Blends

These wines are far more than the sum of their parts.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Best Value Wines

These bottles are $30 and under but deliver luxe-level flavor.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Methodology

How Sean did it.

09/21/2016 By Seattle Met Staff

Washington Wine 2016

Wines with a Sense of Place

At its best, wine not only delivers hedonistic enjoyment, it also conveys the essence of the land that produced it. Here are 10 wines that do just that.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Behind Bars

Wow, Naka Has a Seriously Cool New Bar Program

New resident cocktail czar Dustin Haarstad ushers in an era of hand-carved diamond ice cubes.

09/21/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

Stateside's New Sibling Cocktail Bar Is a Dark Den of Marvelous

Foreign National brings clever cocktails and subtropical bar snacks to Pike/Pine.

09/21/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Ticket Alert

Willows Inn Joins Another Worldwide Mystery Chef Swap

Once again Lummi Island will play host to a top-secret (yet pretty big deal) chef from elsewhere in the world. Tickets go on sale today.

09/21/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Food & Drink

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: September 21–27

The week in which: Ernest Loves Agnes loves birthdays, Bottlehouse wraps up rosé season, and Cambodian cuisine pops up in Pioneer Square.

09/21/2016 By Rosin Saez

Unabashed Gluttony

Slide Show: Feast 2016, A Photo Recap

A look at the chefs, the festivities, and the many many bites of food at Portland's massive festival.

09/21/2016 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Sara Marie D'Eugenio

Washington Wine 2016

The Wild West

It’s an era of major exploration in both variety and place. Here are some of the latest standouts from the winemaking frontier.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Feature

The Top 100 Washington Wines of 2016

It's a tremendous time to be a Washington wine drinker.

09/20/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Behind Bars

Cocktail in Profile: Madame Rue at Quoin

“Drinking should be fun. I think sometimes in the modern day we’ve lost sight of that.”

09/20/2016 By Stefan Milne

Sadness

Blind Pig Bistro Bids Eastlake Farewell in November

Fortunately Babirusa isn't going anywhere.

09/19/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Food Adventures

4 Destination Bakeries Worthy of a Day Trip

Plan your day around obtaining a fluffy brioche sucré or a German-Austrian kugel­hopf.

09/19/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Rob Roy Sibling Beer Bar No Anchor Is Officially Open in Belltown

A gently nautical haven for beer, properly served and food that's way cooler than what you were expecting.

09/19/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Critic's Notebook

Seattle’s Most Endearing Vegetarian Restaurant Turns 25

And what a celebration it will be.

09/19/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Feature

Shiro Across the Sea

Fifty years ago, a young Japanese chef landed in Seattle and taught us the ways of Edomae sushi. Now with his third restaurant, Shiro Kashiba is doing it again.

09/19/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Bone Broth in South Lake Union; Gluten-Free Pizza Downtown

Plus, fine dining plans from Thierry Rautureau protege Rob Sevcik and a Fremont restaurant that's all about pizza and dumplings.

09/16/2016 By Allecia Vermillion