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
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.
Join Central Co-op every Friday for a spirited Adult Beverage Tasting! Every week we highlight a different aspect of our selection: wines from Washington and the world, Fair Trade imports, holiday libations, local craft beers, ciders, meads and more. Free and open to anyone aged 21+ with an ID.
Free wine tasting of exceptional wines from Chile. Importer Francisca Bravo will be there to chat and introduce these low intervention and natural method wine makers.
Ed Brooks and Leslie Braly will be performing on slide guitar and more.
- (Images: CHS and Aluel Cellars)
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
POUR IT FORWARD #DRINKUPSIDEDOWN
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!
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
Blessed by copious amounts of freshly brewed beer and recently roasted coffee, Capitol Hill has only a couple liquor distilleries. It has even fewer wineries. Aluel Cellars won’t exactly change that. But the new business slated to open this summer on E Thomas just off Broadway will give Capitol Hill a tasting room for one of the city’s best urban wineries.
Partners in love, life, and now wine, Samuel Hilbert and Alex Oh are teaming up to open Aluel in the newly built Westside off Broadway building. With a cutesy name to give you warm feelies, the new project will create a tasting room a block from Broadway featuring the fine works of SoDo winemaker Bart Fawbush of Bartholomew Winery.
“We want when people walk in for it to feel like they’re in a winery tasting room,” Hilbert tells CHS. Aluel Cellars will feature 10 to 15 of Fawbush’s creations along with Aluel “private label” choices. You can stop in to taste — and, hopefully, buy. Aluel will also feature cheeses and chocolate pairings and the loft space in the new street-level commercial berth in the six-story development can be used for events and meet-ups. Continue reading
Please join us behind the reinforced walls of Office Nomads, where Dana Twight,CFP® and Founder of Twight Financial Education, will discuss how to prepare yourself and your family for the zombie apocalypse, or your financial future. Whatever comes first.
Create good strong nets.
Survive by planning.
Save for your future.
Repair your fences.
Don’t get bit.
Finances and zombies are hard to look at – best to do it with wine in hand.
Reserve your seat in the shelter now.