Tasting Notes

The Best Wineries in the Columbia Gorge and Southwest Washington

Along the Washington-Oregon border, a new guard redefines our local wine amid some spectacular scenery.

06/08/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oneo Files

5 Cutting Edge Washington State Wines to Try This Month

From an orange gewürztraminer to clay-aged cab francs.

03/03/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

The 2021 Version of Taste Washington Trades Events for Exploration

This year's chill format allows for a broader range of restaurants and winemakers.

02/08/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Oeno Files

5 Great Washington Wines for $18 and Under

Yes, you can get a rad $14 muscat-based white.

01/06/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

4 Sparkling Washington Wines for the Holidays

From the standard to the unexpected.

12/18/2020 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

5 Washington Red Wines to Drink This Fall

The state makes plenty of whites and rosés, but at heart, this is red wine country.

10/30/2020 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno files

5 Unusually Good Washington Wines for Under $20

Slower restaurant wine sales mean that excellent, ridiculously well-priced wines are cropping up in retail.

09/02/2020 By Sean P. Sullivan

To the Edge

Michael Savage Is Pushing Local Wine in Wild, Accessible Directions

The winemaker has a growing reputation for audacity, but you can still grab a bottle for $20 at the store.

09/24/2019 By Sean P. Sullivan

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: We Totally Want to Join Brandi Carlile's Wine Club

Five dining developments on our radar this week.

08/09/2019 By Sam Jones

Weekly Planner

Where to Eat and Drink June 5–11

The week in which: doughnuts are rightly celebrated, smoked pork kicks off summer, and next-level burritos land at Bar Ciudad.

06/05/2019 By Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Dining Events

Where to Eat and Drink May 15–21

The week in which: We delve into the world of dumplings, sip wine for science, and watch local chefs prove their chops.

05/15/2019 By Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Dining Events

Where to Eat and Drink May 8–14

The week in which: Elysian Brewing opens (again), doughnuts get an organic makeover, and Seattle Beer Week arrives.

05/08/2019 By Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Happening Now

The Rise of SoDo Urbanworks

How an old industrial park reimagined how Seattle drinks wine.

09/11/2018 By Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Warden

How Sean Chose the Most Exciting Washington Wines

The methodology for this year's tasting.

09/11/2018

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

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

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