Zach Geballe

Must Autumn Drinking Be Such a Dour Affair? These Bartenders Don’t Think So.

Forget the bitters and the bourbons. Light and bright drinks are just as appropriate.

 

Science and the Success of Washington Wine

A new center at Washington State University will help the industry’s bottom line, but what about its soul.

 

The Case for Tequila

And other agave-based spirits.

 

The Problem With Cocktail Straws

And the organizations that are doing something about it.

Striking a Balance Between Innovation and Tradition in the Drink Scene

In Washington, we must look back as we move forward.

Pop a Cork, Fight Cancer

The 30th annual Auction of Washington Wines lets you sip for Seattle Children’s.

The Washington Wine Shadow

The popularity of our state’s wines has been an obstacle for other wines to enter the region, but that may be changing.

Tiki Takes Off

The latest cocktail trend is something familiar and exotic.

The Difficulties of Drinking in the Sunshine in Seattle

Now should be the time to enjoy a cold one in the great outdoors. But the city doesn’t make it easy.

Supply and Demand … and Sommeliers

There are plenty of wine experts looking for work, but is there enough work to be had in casual seattle.

Rain, Rain Go Away (We Want to Pop a Nice Rosé)

This weather has thrown our drinking schedule out of whack.

What Millennials Want From Their Wine

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

The Rise of Syrah in Washington State

Long lumped in with other reds, the varietal is now coming into its own.

Contemplating Our Booze Rules, Five Years After Privatization

Costs and opportunities in the liquor aisles of Washington.

How to Pair Champagne With Pop

With the release of its first album, local duo SISTERS tests the connection between our columnist’s ear and his palate.

Slowing Down at Speed Rack

What the annual competition can tell us about the current state of cocktail culture.