Best Wine/Music Pairing: “Rodeo” at Proletariat Wines


 You wouldn’t think a man who outfits his entire band in white cowboy suits would be a devoted red-wine drinker, but when Brent Amaker (of Brent Amaker and The Rodeo) met vintner Darin Williams of Proletariat Wines at the Capitol Hill Block Party, they discovered they were mutual fans. There and then they conspired to collaborate, with some proceeds going to charity. “Then we forgot about it,” Amaker says. “But we kept running into each other and thought we should pursue this. Neither one of us were co-branding, and we liked the charity aspect of it.” So for every keg of Proletariat’s “Rodeo” wine sold (the winery markets its bulk product—aka tap wine—directly to restaurants in steel kegs), Northwest Harvest receives $30. At an average of $8 a glass, the price is right for a good cause, and Amaker promises it’s highly quaffable. “The red is a big, juicy wine, best for summer drinking. The white is slightly dry and very refreshing.” In Amaker’s ’hood, West Seattle, you might see him imbibing his own juice at The Cask, located across the street from his day job as an insurance agent. “Yeah, I just love going in and saying ‘I’ll have the wine with my tap on it, please.’ ”

 
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