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Feb 7, 2007 01:53 PM

Wine tasting events

Does anyone know of any good wine tasting events in Seattle? I have been to a few places but would like to find more. My favorites so far:

1. Truffle Cafe - wine tasting dinners once a month or so. A little expensive for what you get and they do not have a large assortment of wines.
2. Boka - Boka has tastings every Wednesday 5:30-7:00. This one is free!! They get some great wines and have good food as well. I have gone every Wednesday for the past month.
3. The tasting room - They always have tastings

Please recommend others.

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  1. Pike & Western Wine Shop has free tastings every Friday afternoon from 3:00 to 6:00.
    1934 Pike Place
    (206) 441-1307

    1. Esquin has tastings, some free ones (good deal, but no food) and some wine dinners (which seem pricey for what you get).

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      1. re: barleywino

        I second Esquin. Arnie who works there holds wine dinners once and a while. I have to say we went to one last year at El Gaucho where he only served wines that received 100 point scores from Wine Spectator and it was pretty awesome.

      2. Up here on Queen Anne, McCarthy & Schiering have regularly scheduled tastings:

        And, Bricco has a "Meet the Winemaker" tasting about once a month:

        Another good source is and select "seattle"

        1. I've found that lots of restaurants have wine dinners once a month or so. I've been to quite a few and some are great and some.....not so great. My favorites are Dahlia Lounge and Smash.

          Of course there are so many wine bars in town now, it's pretty easy to find good wines by the glass served along side tasty food.

          1. Depending on where you're staying you may be offered daily wine tastings in your hotel. The Hotel Vintage Park and The Alexis Hotel do this nightly, The Mayflower Park Hotel on Wednesdays, so check into that. Esquin on 4th and Lander does free, grouped wine tastings on Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Someone mentioned The Tasting Room in Post Alley which hosts at least 50 wines for purchase in tasting portions. It's a short drive to the wineries in Woodinville where you can taste the local varieties all day. Big places like Chateau Ste. Michelle and Snoqualmie don't require a call ahead, but DeLille Cellers (a must do) requires an appointment. The Waterfront Seafood Grill regularly hosts winemakers dinners.