Help Feed the Hungry with Bar Vacilando

Bar Vacilando is partnering with Food Lifeline to make a dent in the fight against hunger. We’re donating a portion of all food sales during the month of November to Food Lifeline. Join us for a night out, order any dish off our menu, and you’ll help feed a neighbor in need!

Sustainability by the glass as Footprint Wine Tap opens on E Madison

Footprint Wine Tap — “Seattle’s first sustainable keg wine on tap bar” — is now open on Capitol Hill.

CHS first introduced you earlier this year to Seattle wine expert Kenneth Dillon and his plan to overhaul a shuttered E Madison beer tap concept into a new experiment in wine enjoyment and retail.

The sustainability-focused Footprint has set out to feature a wide selection of sustainably sourced, organic, or biodynamic wines from mostly local wineries with pours from kegs available on tap to cut down on waste and, some say, provide a better product. Continue reading

Merlot, pinot, and chardonnay on tap with less waste the plan for Capitol Hill’s Footprint Wine

Seattle is beer country with more breweries than any other city in the nation. Kenneth Dillon, a Seattle wine aficionado, has decided to do something about evening the score — and doing it with a new, more environmentally friendly approach.

Dillon plans to open his own unique Footprint Wine bar and tap on E Madison by September.

“I’m happy to now be joining the Capitol Hill wine community and hope to give a little back to the community one glass of wine at a time,” Dillon said.

Before realizing he could work with wine as a career, Dillon spent 10 years in human resources, including four at the University of Washington. He always had a passion for the grape since it was legal for him to drink it, but didn’t actually break into the industry until 2016. Continue reading

Greek Wine Grand Tasting @ Omega

The New Wines of Greece Wine Road Show is coming to Seattle for the very first time! And you are invited to a private tasting at Omega Ouzeri.

After three years of introducing Omega Ouzeri guests exclusively to outstanding Greek wines, we have drunk enough to warrant a stop on the North American Tour, on par with cities such as, Toronto, Montreal, San Francisco and New York.

Today’s generation of Greek winemakers are crafting wines from indigenous and international varieties with a true sense of place, in one of the world’s most diverse growing environments.

Taste over 20 Greek wines and enjoy Chef Thomas’ meze for $45 per person, limited to 80 guests. We will also share outstanding foodie samples from Ariadne Pure olive oil, honeys, dressings, and spreads.

Aluel Cellars brings tasting room experience to Capitol Hill

Light rail doesn’t yet reach Woodinville so wineries are, more and more, coming to the cities where their growing base of customers live. Capitol Hill real estate is, so far, too expensive for anybody to try to make their wine on Broadway but we have a start.

Aluel Cellars is now open inside new construction on E Thomas just below Broadway.

“This is much smaller than what they’re doing in SoDo,” Samuel Hilbert told CHS in our visit to the shop during its pre-opening preparations. “But it’s still an urban tasting room.”

The tasting room from Hilbert, who also works in real estate, and Oh, a lawyer, is just a block from Broadway in a space that was originally intended to be an office set-up in a live/work loft but has grown into an intimate and affordable place to build their dream business. Continue reading

Upsidedown Wine -Release/Benefit-



The time has come to release some new Upsidedown Wines, celebrate with friends, and pour it forward! Seth & Audrey Kitzke will be tasting their wines at Revolution Wine from 6-8pm on Capitol Hill. Following the tasting bottles will be available.


The Gold Drop Collection is all sourced from Kitzke Family Vineyards in Eastern Washington and consists of our 2014 Malbec, 2014 Cabernet, and 2013 GSM Blend. We are proud to help The A21 Campaign abolish modern day slavery. #A21#BeAVoice

Our 2014 Merlot is sourced from Walla Walla & Kitzke Family Vinyards. This wine benfits The Young and Brave Foundation, which helps families that are battling cancer with their medical bills. #LOVEbeatscancer

If you were hoping to drink pink don’t worry! We saved a handful of cases of our Rescue Rosé for the event!

20% of proceeds go to support different non-profit organizations.
We hope to see you all there!


Vintage Washington at the Stimson-Green Mansion

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Vintage Washington is truly a one-of-a-kind event hosted in one of Seattle’s most significant residential buildings, the historic Stimson-Green Mansion. All proceeds from the event go directly to the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington’s only statewide historic preservation nonprofit with a mission dedicated to promoting and preserving the places that make Washington so unique.

Back by popular demand from last year’s event is Copperworks Distilling Company, offering tastings of premium vodka, gin, and their new American Single Malt whiskey. New this year, Heritage Distilling from Gig Harbor will offer tastings of their award winning whiskeys and spirits.

In addition to fabulous spirits, the party will feature a catered hors d’oeuvres menu crafted by Kaspars Special Events & Catering. Guests will enjoy live music and great company in the unrivaled splendor of the Mansion. The glamour and charm of the Mansion are never more evident than during a party. You will not want to miss this opportunity to celebrate preservation in one of Seattle’s most stunning event venues. Washington beer and wine will also be served.

Tickets are available on Brown Paper Tickets.

Conservatory Bastille Day Celebration – Vive la France!

Travel around the world without leaving the city as Volunteer Park Conservatory celebrates the French Fête Nationale.

Join the Friends of the Conservatory for a dreamy one-night-only after-hours Bastille day experience among the tropical foliage.

The Conservatory will be transformed into a bustling Parisian themed street café and will featuring imported French wines, liquors, cheeses and delights.

You’ll be transported to another time and place as you enjoy live entertainment from the Evan Captain Trio, poetry dancing and other French-inspired wonders in one of Seattle’s historic treasures.

A 21+ event.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Conservatory, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with support from 4Culture and Seattle Parks and Recreation