{Wine Wednesday} Mercer Island Art UnCorked

The weather reports are in and it looks like the Pacific Northwest will have fabulous weather on Friday!
If you’re looking for something fun to do, I’d suggest a quick visit to Megan’s Island (aka Mercer Island) and enjoy Mercer Island Art UnCorked, an evening of wine-tasting, art, music and food at the Mercer Island Outdoor Sculpture Gallery, located at Sunset Hwy. and 78th Ave SE.  The event runs from 6-9 p.m.
A mere $30 buys you at least two wines from 10 different local wineries. Juried artists from both Mercer Island and the Seattle area will have a selection of fine handmade artwork:
Along with wine and art, there will be food trucks and music.  A portion of the proceeds from this evening will benefit the scholarship programs of the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce and Mercer Island Visual Arts League.
Wines poured will be available for purchase on-site, with a 10 percent discount.
Buy your ticket today — or stop by on Friday!  I hope to see you there!
Happy Wine Wednesday! Pour yourself a nice, big glass as you wait for the web to load!

{Wine Wednesday} Happy Washington Wine Month!


WA Wine Month 2014August is Washington Wine Month and you know I’m going to celebrate!

We started off our Washington Wine Month with a bottle of the 2011 Sundance red blend from Soos Creek Wine Cellars (Columbia Valley). Here’s the blend: 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 15% Syrah, and and 13% Cabernet Franc. Delicious. And only $20 per bottle.

To continue the celebrations, Brandon and I are headed to Woodinville to taste some fine Washington wines and this next weekend. (I love Woodinville! Read more here, here, here and more!)

Here are some of our favorite Woodinville wineries, in alphabetical order so no feelings get hurt. Maybe I’ll see you over in Woodinville this weekend?!

2014-8 Davenport

Davenport Cellars

We love all of their wines — both reds, whites and roses! Go! Taste! And tell Jeff & Sheila hello for us!

2014-8 Efeste


Ditto with Davenport. Their wines are great and the tasting room is a work of art. Enjoy!

2014-8 Pomum

Pomum Cellars

These Spanish-style wines are spicy and wonderful. We like the Shya Red and the riesling.

Robert Ramsay

Robert Ramsay Cellars

We discovered this winery through a Living Social deal and we have gone back every time since! Their spicy Rhone-style wines are right up my alley and definitely don’t disappoint!

2014-8 Silver Lake

Silver Lake Winery

The Roza Red blend is one of my favorites! It’s only $12/bottle.

2014-8 Two Vintners

Two Vintners

The same wine makers as Covington Cellars, Two Vintners makes great wines, especially their Zin, my favorite!

Cheers to Washington wines! (Yes, that’s a working wood-fired oven in the background!!)

Robert Ramsay