Sunday, January 31, 2016

Upcoming Event: 6th Annual Cabernet Classic - February 6th, 2016 - Porche Bellevue


The “King of Grapes” is on showcase this next Saturday February 6th, as Seattle Uncorked hosts the 6th Annual Cabernet Classic! Elegant wines need an elegant location in which to be enjoyed, so this year’s event is being held at the new Porche Bellevue from 6-9pm. The event features 28 of Washington’s most exclusive wineries and will include Cabernets and Cab based blends from current releases and library selections. To top it off, guests will enjoy an easy arrival and departure with complimentary valet parking from Butler Valet.

Wineries pouring at this year’s Cabernet Classic include:

Alleromb
Avennia
Den Hoed
Ambassador Vineyard
Betz Family Winery
Bunnell Family Cellar
Corlis/Tranche
Côte Bonneville
DeLille Cellars
Dunham Cellars
EFESTE’
Fidelitas
Figgins Estate
Five Star Cellars
Hedges Family Estates
J. Bookwalter Winery
L’Ecole No. 41
Mullan Road (Cakebread)
Obelisco Estate
Pepper Bridge Winery
Reininger Winery
Smasne Cellars
Sparkman Cellars
Upchurch Vineyard
Va Piano Vineyards
Walla Walla Vintners
Waters Winery
Woodward Canyon Winery

Tickets are $100 and net proceeds from the event benefit Talk It Up TV and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. More information on the event and tickets are available here.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Upcoming Event: The 2016 Seattle Wine & Food Experience - February 20th & 21st, 2016


Oh it’s a new year in Seattle and you know what that means?! The Seattle Wine & Food Experience (SWFE) is once again almost upon us! That’s right folks, the deliciousness of Jamie Peha’s signature annual event is just around the corner. In true SWFE fashion, this year’s event is bigger and better than ever with more than 200 vendors lining the aisles at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall on Sunday February 21st from 12-5pm (VIP) and 1-5pm (GA). POP! Bubbles and Seafood also returns for its second year, this time held in the elegant McCaw Hall on Saturday evening February 20th from 6-9pm.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Happenings - Upcoming Seattle Area Events!

I’m aliiiiiiveeee! Sorry folks (all 5 of you who read this), this summer was quite the spectacle what with my broken wrist and whatnot. Fun fact: typing is downright horrible when you only have one hand to use… so yeah.. in any event, I am back! And what better foray back into things than a little post on some of the upcoming tasty events happening in the Seattle area (and beyond). We’re going across the alcohol palate tonight, and looking at an upcoming wine, beer and cider event (I will just put them in order of when they are happening)! Without further ado…

Monday, June 29, 2015

The #WhereYouWine Sweepstakes!

We’ve all seen them, the perfectly staged Instagram photos showing your current wine of the moment in front of whatever beautiful background you can find. You do it anyways, so why not win a prize for it?  The “Where You Wine” sweepstakes from Whole Foods aims to do just that:  give away prizes for those who share photos of themselves enjoying wine around the Pacific Northwest on Instagram with the #whereyouwine and #sweepsentry hashtags!

Full details can be found here, but the basic idea is this:

  • Follow @WFMSeattle, @WFMchambersbay or @WFMMillPlain on Instagram
  • Send a picture, and include the hashtags #whereyouwine and #sweepsentry for an entry. 
  • One Entry with the appropriate hashtags is one (1) entry. 
  • Limit: one (1) Entry per person, per day, regardless of method of entry. Only entries using the hashtags #whereyouwine and #sweepsentry will be considered valid entries.
  • There will be four (4) random drawings held and each Bi-Weekly winner will receive a $20 Whole Foods Market Gift Card.
  • One (1) Grand Prize winner will be randomly drawn around 08/01/15, from among all eligible entries received throughout the Promotion. Grand Prize winner will receive a Wine Accessory Gift Basket!
Since it’s a blast giving away things here at Sips & the City, I’m happy to be giving away a $20 gift card to Whole Foods Market that you can use to stock up on wine to showcase in your #WhereYouWine photos so you can possibly win ANOTHER $20 gift card through the sweepstakes! It’s pretty much the best arrangement ever. To enter, just visit Whole Foods Market's Summer Top 10 Wines page and comment on this post with which of the wines listed you’re most interested in trying. Winner drawn at random on 7/6/15 from all entries received and gift certificate will be sent electronically,  GOOD LUCK!