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Grape stomping at Catch the Crush in Tri Cities, WA October 10-11
Join the Yakima Valley wineries in celebrating the harvest and the annual “Catch the Crush” event in the first and largest wine grape-growing region in Washington State. Wineries will offer their own celebratory events over the weekend of wine tasting. Activities include grape stomping, a variety of harvest and crush activities and live music. Passes cost $30 per person online or $35 per person at the door. For more information please visit
October 16, 2015 7 p.m.

Join us at Ray’s on Friday, October 16, 2015 for our Fall Forage Wine Dinner, highlighting the best of our Feast of the Fall Forage menu along with hand-selected wines from award-winning, locally-owned and operated Betz Family Winery.

The five-course dinner features a bountiful harvest from some of our beloved local purveyors, including Taylor Shellfish Olympia Oysters, Penn Cove Mussels, Northwest Albacore from Olympic Seafoods, and gorgeous mushrooms, berries and greens from Foraged & Found Edibles.

Each course will be expertly paired with exquisite Betz Family Winery wines. This Northwest winery is helmed by Bob Betz, Washington’s only Master of Wine and the only Master of Wine who currently makes wine in the United States. Betz Family Winery was founded in 1997 and is a leader in producing excellent Washington wines by collaborating with Washington growers to yield the highest quality grapes, season after season.

Tickets are $125 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner; 21 years of age and over only. Reservations required and seating is limited.

Reserve your seats today at 206.789.6309 or
Betz Family Winery Dinner, Ray's Boathouse, 6049 Seaview Avenue NW, Seatle, Washington 98107, 206-789-6309.
November 14th
Tulalip, Washington — On Saturday, November 14th, get up close and personal at the 7th annual Taste of Tulalip Rock and Roll Challenge, where three chef/sommelier teams will face off for the ultimate, fun-filled 30-minute cooking and wine pairing showdown—Iron Chef Style. So hold on, as this will be a fast paced culinary roller coaster with slammin’ Rock and Roll music, where each team of two chefs and one sommelier will combine talents to turn out the ideal entrée or appetizer from their mystery box. The dish will be paired off with a wine selection that the sommeliers will “hunt” for at the Grand Taste in the Orca Ballroom. During this year’s competition there will be a total of three cooking “twists and turns,” which is sure to keep it lively and edgy.  7th Annual Taste of Tulalip , Tulalip Resort Casino, 10200 Quil Ceda Boulevard, Tulalip, Washington 98271, 360-716-1240.

Pike and Western in Pike Place Market offers free tastings most Fridays, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. The store also offers “themed tastings” focused on rotating varietals or wines of a particular region on Wednesdays, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., for $5. Reservations are required for themed tastings. For more information, visit Pike and Western, 1934 Pike Pl., Seattle, WA 98101, 206-441-1307.
Thursdays & Sundays
Esquin Wine Merchants has tastings on Thursdays, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., at its Seattle Wine Shop. For more information about upcoming tastings, call 888-682-WINE or visit Esquin Wine Merchants, 2700 Fourth Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98134, 206-682-7374.
Third Sundays
Kirkland's bin on the lake is offering a creative twist on wine dinners with "bin on the move," a dinner party offered the third Sunday of every month at a different unusual location (not at the lakeside restaurant). Each gathering includes a five-course dinner prepared by chef R. Paul Hyman, and wine pairings from a select Washington winery. This exclusive dinner is limited to 11 guests, who will dine privately with the winemaker. The location will be disclosed 24 hours prior to the dinner. Tickets are $140 per person, plus a 2 per cent gratuity and tax (total is $184.80). bin on the lake, Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa, 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland, WA 98033, 425-803-5595.
The Wine Bar at Chocolate Box hosts the Wine & Chocolate Experience on most Sundays, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Guests enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and chocolate while learning the basics of Washington vinos. The in-house tour continues with informative presentations, samples of selected wines paired with specific chocolates and the finale: dessert wine complemented by a truffle. Tickets cost $69 each. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 206-427-2515. For more information, visit the Chocolate Box official website or email Chocolate Box, 106 Pine St., Seattle, WA 98101, 206-443-3900.

For additional information on wine events, please contact:

McCarthy & Schiering
6500 Ravenna Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115

2401 B Queen Anne Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109

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