Hops and Sips

Northwest’s top winemakers embracing Italian red varieties

Winemaker Charles Smith produces seven Italian-inspired bottlings under the ViNO CasaSmith brand.

 

He went from an ID-checking doorman to a certified cicerone

Blake Fitzgerald shares his extensive beer knowledge at Josh’s Taps and Caps in Snohomish.

 

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to get a drink in Snohomish County

Skookum releases In Ruins: Arlington’s Skookum Brewery is releasing In Ruins, an…

 

Fall flavor: Five cocktails to toast autumn in the Northwest

Five expert mixologists in Snohomish County share seasonal potent potables — some sweet, some spicy.

Booze notebook: Skookum Brewery cans its award-winning IPA

The latest on Snohomish County’s breweries, wineries and distilleries.

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Scuttlebutt Halloween Party: Everett’s Scuttlebutt Taproom & Brewery is hosting its Halloween Party at 5 p.m. Nov. 1. There will be live music from The… Continue reading

Syrah firmly established in Washington as No. 3 red grape

The very first vines of the Rhone Valley variety were planted in 1986 at Red Willow Vineyard near Yakima.

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Crucible Halloween Party: Everett’s Crucible Brewing is hosting a halloween party and costume contest at 5 p.m. Oct. 25 at the brewery, 909 SE Everett… Continue reading

Chardonnay evolves deliciously throughout the Northwest

A recent study proves the white wine is America’s favorite — despite the “anything but chardonnay” trend.

Historic west end fire station becomes Stanwood’s first brewery

Camano Island’s Matt Stromberg, a veteran brewer with Scuttlebutt, will be making the beer at SAAL Brewing Co.

More than just apples: Wenatchee has rich history in wine

The state’s first winery was in Wenatchee. Today, dozens of wineries and tasting rooms have opened there.

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Cider Summit Seattle: Cider Summit Seattle offers some of the region’s best cider Sept. 6-7 at MoHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle. The event will… Continue reading

Drink this: Everett Beer Week showcases the local beer scene

Local brewers, headed by Scuttlebutt Brewing, collabed on the event’s official brew, Everett Pale Lager.

Northwest Wine: Cab franc has found a following in Washington

More than 4,000 tons of the of Bordeaux red grape were harvested in 2018 in the Evergreen State.

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Ecliptic Brewing tasting: Lynnwood’s Special Brews is hosting Portland’s Ecliptic Brewing for a tasting at 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at the taproom, 14608 Highway 99,… Continue reading

Northwest Wine: A global red, malbec finds a home in Washington

Just last fall, nearly 4,000 tons were harvested in the Evergreen State, just behind cabernet franc.

The 10 brews to spend your tokens on at Upper Left Beerfest

The third annual beer and cider festival is taking over Everett’s Hoyt Avenue on Friday and Saturday.

A wine wonderland awaits north of the border in Canada’s Napa

Here are prize-winning wines from British Columbia’s stunningly beautiful Okanagan Valley.

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Ecliptic Brewing tasting: Lynnwood’s Special Brews is hosting Portland’s Ecliptic Brewing for a tasting at 5 p.m. Aug. 28 at the taproom, 14608 Highway 99,… Continue reading

He enjoys talking about cocktails as much as making them

Jason Castro loves to explain the history behind the drinks at Fred’s Rivertown Alehouse in Snohomish.

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