100 Best Bottles of Washington Wine

100 Best Bottles of Washington Wine  

In this issue:

Arts & Culture


The Top Things to See and Do in September

Junot Díaz, the Shins, and violin virtuoso Joshua Bell come to town.

08/22/2012 By Laura Dannen


Amadeus Leopold Is Classical Music’s Great Mohawked Hope

The violin virtuoso finds as much inspiration in Freddie Mercury as Tchaikovsky and gives concerts that double as daring performance art.

08/22/2012 By Laura Dannen

Quote Unquote

Ken Jennings, After Jeopardy

Edmonds's most famous trivia hound shares how he got on Jeopardy! and admits he actually likes being wrong.

08/21/2012 By Matthew Halverson


Rise of the Robots

Secrets of the Cell the second installment in Royden Lepp’s graphic novel series Rust.

08/21/2012 By Brian Colella


Dispatches from Seattlemet.com

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis rap for gay marriage, the Rainier “R” gets restored, City Target opens, and family-friendly restaurants create hell for the kid-free.

08/21/2012 By Christopher Werner


Perfect Party

Here’s who we’d invite to a dinner party if we could entertain September’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

08/21/2012 By Allison Williams

Fall Arts 2012

Poll: The Best of Seattle Arts, According to Seattle Artists

We asked 35 Seattle directors, musicians, dancers, and all-around culture gurus to give us their top picks for the year. All of the answers are anonymous, all praise unfettered.


Fall Arts Preview 2012

Fall Arts 2012: State of the Arts

An election-season primer to a winning field of candidates in theater, dance, music, and more.

08/18/2012 By Laura Dannen and Seth Sommerfeld Illustrations by Michael Byers With Duke Sullivan

Eat & Drink


Best Washington Wines: The 2012 List

Raise a glass to the wines of Washington–our annual wine list gives you more than 100 ways to celebrate.

08/23/2012 By Sean P. Sullivan


Best Washington Wines 2012: Great Whites

Each of these Washington whites received 90 points in the blind test. We present them here, unranked.

08/22/2012 By Sean P. Sullivan


Best Washington Wines 2012: Bottle Bang for Your Buck

Ten 90-point reds at $25 or less, listed alphabetically.

08/22/2012 By Sean P. Sullivan


New Restaurants Open in Fremont Collective

An old warehouse is reborn as the Fremont Collective, and two notable Seattle restaurants move in.

08/22/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Pour: Washington’s New Liquor Superstores

Now that the state is out of the liquor business, new big-box booze stores offer a whole new shopping experience.

08/22/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Canon’s Terrine of Foie Gras

Canon executive chef Andrew Cross’s rhubarb and foie gras dish blends savory, sour, sweet, and salty.

08/22/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Belle Clementine’s Big Table

The weird appeal of dining with strangers.

08/22/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Editor's Note

Home & Real Estate


A Color-Drenched Farmhouse on Bainbridge

Pantone color expert Leatrice Eiseman paints her home in rainbow hues.

08/21/2012 By Chelsea Lin


News & City Life


Whale Warrior

Activist Paul Watson is in hot water with Japan after his numerous efforts at ending illegal whaling.



Liquor Privatization: The Fallout

The unintended (and intended) consequences of privatizing Washington state liquor sales.

08/21/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Parents Fight Seattle Public Schools Over New Grade School

The district wanted to place high school students on the same West Seattle campus.

08/21/2012 By Matthew Halverson


Pay Phones as Wi-Fi Hot Spots

Would It Work in Seattle? A New York ad firm reconfigures old, unused phone booths to pulse with free Wi-Fi.

08/21/2012 By Sarah Gambles


UW Professors Rescue Moore’s Law

Fusion experts develop a cheap, efficient source of extreme ultraviolet light to make your smart phone faster.

08/20/2012 By Derek Tsang


Heckle Like a Red Sox Fan

Mariners fans: Learn to trash-talk from a pro.

08/20/2012 By Brandon Bye


My College Reunion

I’m. Not. Going.

08/20/2012 By Kathryn Robinson


Darryl Baines, Running Man

In 1987, Darryl Baines got the one thing he’d always dreamed of—a chance to play in the NFL, for the Seattle Seahawks. The gifted athlete could outrun anyone or anything—except his own demons.

08/18/2012 By Matthew Halverson

Style & Shopping


Spotlight: Design 10301 (UPDATED)

Design 10301’s Sharon Roth is the best Seattle women’s wear designer you’ve never heard of.

08/22/2012 By Laura Cassidy


Anna Rose Telcs, Fashion Designer and Artist

An interview with Anna Rose Telcs, who shapes fabric and cloth the way sculptors shape metal and wood.

08/21/2012 By Amanda Zurita

Travel & Outdoors


Trail of the Month: Silver Star Mountain

From atop Silver Star Mountain, get the best view of four volcanoes—Mounts Hood, Rainier, Adams, and St. Helens