Wine, Elevated: Gruners Grow Here

Turns out you can grow cool-weather grapes like gruner veltliner in Washington.

04/01/2014 By Allecia Vermillion


Cider Apples Taste Nasty

And they’re in really short supply.

10/01/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Cider Revolution

A Guide to Washington Cider

It was a staple during our country’s earliest days, but in Washington the cider industry is newer than the iPhone. And (hyperbole alert) nearly as popular.

09/17/2013 By Allecia Vermillion


Where to Go for Frozen Cocktails in Seattle

Milk shakes, slushies, and even popsicles get adult makeovers for summer.

08/01/2013 By Allecia Vermillion


Mezcal in Seattle

The smoky spirit has some ardent fans in Seattle. Two of them explain the magic.

04/17/2013 By Allecia Vermillion


Treveri Cellars: Dedicated to Sparkling Wines

The Yakima winery takes a walk on the wild side of Washington’s new sparkling wine presence.

03/20/2013 By Sean P. Sullivan


St. Patrick’s Day, Updated

Where to find the best possible versions of the beverages people guzzle every March 17.

02/20/2013 By Allecia Vermillion


Belgianfest Is February’s Hottest Beer Ticket

One of the year’s biggest beer festivals offers a break from heavy-handed hoppery.

01/23/2013 By Allecia Vermillion


A New Chapter in Washington Hard Cider

Fire Barrel Cider was Drew Zimmerman’s pride and joy. Now he’s bestowing his product (and his trees) to Finnriver Farm.

12/19/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Capitol Hill’s Analog Coffee Puts Its Cold Brew on Tap

The Seattle coffee shop is one of a very few spots in the country dispensing kegged coffee on tap.

09/19/2012 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


Farm to Table Champagne

Seattle company Fat Cork brings grower Champagne stateside.

03/07/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


That’s Amaro

Mike Easton of Il Corvo works with Capitol Hill’s Oola Distillery to bottle and sell amaro.

01/25/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


A New Artisan Coffee for Canlis

Canlis swaps Starbucks’ Casi Cielo roast for Chicago-based roaster Intelligentsia.

12/23/2011 By Allecia Vermillion


Pumpkin Beer: A Seattle Seasonal Tradition

Elysian Brewing Company’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival inspires brewers to become one with the gourd.

09/21/2011 By Jessica Voelker


Tiki Cocktails Return

The return of tiki cocktails lets us escape to a place where the shirts are silly and the drinks are seriously delicious. Find devoted disciples mixing those drinks at Tini Bigs, Naga Cocktail Bar, Moshi Moshi, and Rob Roy.

07/22/2011 By Andrew Bohrer


Washington Chardonnays Get Some Respect

No great Washington chardonnays? Don’t believe everything you hear.

06/24/2011 By Sean P. Sullivan


Tie One On

Where to sample the best of Seattle’s new crop of spirits, grappas, and bitters.

03/17/2011 By Jessica Voelker