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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 proximity to incredible cabernet, syrah, chardonnay, and more.

09/13/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan and Allison Williams With Allecia Vermillion

Top Stories

Profile

Is Consensus Gone After Tim Burgess?

Over the past decade, Tim Burgess has clashed and collaborated with colleagues and as a council member left fingerprints on some of the city’s most important legislation. But mostly he has been a consensus builder. What happens when he’s gone?

09/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Style

Fall Fashion 2017: Electric Dreams

Dystopic, gritty, and utterly cool. Pile on the velvet and wool to get lost in autumn’s cinematic sartorial vibe.

09/20/2017 By Rosin Saez With Sara Marie D’Eugenio Photography by Brandon Hill

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

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Iambic Ambassadorships

Seattle, Say Hello to Your New Civic Poet

Anastacia-Reneé caps off a big year with a literary arts ambassadorship.

09/19/2017 By Darren Davis

Scene

Pie and Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Booze and Butter

Pie and Whiskey distills the rowdiest literary event in Spokane into a book—just in time for its first iteration in Seattle.

09/18/2017 By Darren Davis

Best of the City

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 proximity to incredible cabernet, syrah, chardonnay, and more.

09/13/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan and Allison Williams With Allecia Vermillion

Eat & Drink

Biscuits and Backstory

Why JuneBaby Was 2017's Biggest-Deal Restaurant Opening

Chef Edouardo Jordan cemented his fine-dining cred at Salare, but his second restaurant is far more personal.

09/19/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Trend

All-Day Cafes Are a Byproduct of Seattle's New Work Culture

These stylish coffee-to-wine destinations have a symbiotic relationship with the city's new workforce.

09/19/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

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

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

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

How Sean Chose the Top 100 Washington Wines

The methodology for this year's tasting.

09/13/2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Editor's Note

Napoleon Dynamite

Nazis Stole Our Art

Add to the litany of white nationalism’s idiocy its adherents’ lack of humor.

09/20/2017 By James Ross Gardner

Home & Real Estate

Habitat

How to Make Your Home Smarter

Save time, energy, and your bank account with a few tech purchases—or go big and automate everything.

8:00am By Darren Davis

News & City Life

The Shade Index

The 7 Most Haunted Places in Seattle

Forget those tales of paranormal activity at the Moore and rumors about Alice B. Toklas’s ghost at the Sorrento hotel. These are the truly spooky spots around the city…

10:00am By Seattle Met Staff

Neck and Neck

No Surprise Here: Woodland Park Zoo Babies Are Social Media Gold

The zoo's baby animals get drafted into the commerce of cute.

09/20/2017 By Jaime Archer

Snap Judgment

Who Will Be Seattle's Next Mayor?

The city’s on the cusp of electing its first female mayor in 91 years. But who has the edge?

09/20/2017 By Kendall Candioglos

Explainer

Is Seattle Ready for Safe Injection Sites?

Earlier this year, city and county officials proposed opening the first spaces in the United States for the supervised use of illegal drugs. Depending on whom you ask, the proposition is a life saver or an unconscionable enabler of substance abuse.

09/20/2017 By Allison Williams

A Greener Footprint

How Tesla STEM High School Defied Trump’s Paris Climate Accord Decision

If he wouldn’t reduce carbon emissions, they would.

09/20/2017 By Ciara O'Rourke

Profile

Is Consensus Gone After Tim Burgess?

Over the past decade, Tim Burgess has clashed and collaborated with colleagues and as a council member left fingerprints on some of the city’s most important legislation. But mostly he has been a consensus builder. What happens when he’s gone?

09/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Style & Shopping

Style

Fall Fashion 2017: Electric Dreams

Dystopic, gritty, and utterly cool. Pile on the velvet and wool to get lost in autumn’s cinematic sartorial vibe.

09/20/2017 By Rosin Saez With Sara Marie D’Eugenio Photography by Brandon Hill

How We Got That Shot

Fall Fashion 2017: Behind the Scenes

Watch the season’s styles come together on our fashion shoot.

09/20/2017 Videography by Lou Daprile

Travel & Outdoors

Take a Bike

In Seattle, Bike Shares Never Say Die

Except, Pronto is dead! So what's Seattle's cycling prognosis?

09/19/2017 By Rosin Saez