Zach Geballe

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

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

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

The Case for Tequila

And other agave-based spirits.

 

Photo by Dave Gough via Wikimedia

The Problem With Cocktail Straws

And the organizations that are doing something about it.

Photo by Dave Gough via Wikimedia
Striking a Balance Between Innovation and Tradition in the Drink Scene

Striking a Balance Between Innovation and Tradition in the Drink Scene

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

Striking a Balance Between Innovation and Tradition in the Drink Scene
Photo via Auction of Washington Wines

Pop a Cork, Fight Cancer

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

Photo via Auction of Washington Wines
A Yakima vineyard in the Cascade rain shadow. Photo by Tracy Hunter/Flickr

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.

A Yakima vineyard in the Cascade rain shadow. Photo by Tracy Hunter/Flickr
When It Comes to Distribution, More Washington Wineries Are Doing It Themselves

When It Comes to Distribution, More Washington Wineries Are Doing It Themselves

What that means for you and your favorite wine list.

When It Comes to Distribution, More Washington Wineries Are Doing It Themselves
Navy Strength does Tiki a little differently … but not that different. Photo by Luke McKinley

Tiki Takes Off

The latest cocktail trend is something familiar and exotic.

Navy Strength does Tiki a little differently … but not that different. Photo by Luke McKinley
The Difficulties of Drinking in the Sunshine in Seattle

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.

The Difficulties of Drinking in the Sunshine in Seattle
Photo by Myself/Wikimedia

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.

Photo by Myself/Wikimedia
Rain, Rain Go Away (We Want to Pop a Nice Rosé)

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

This weather has thrown our drinking schedule out of whack.

Rain, Rain Go Away (We Want to Pop a Nice Rosé)
Charles Smith. Courtesy of Charles Smith Wines
Charles Smith. Courtesy of Charles Smith Wines
Why Is Late Night Dining and Drinking So Rare in Seattle?
Why Is Late Night Dining and Drinking So Rare in Seattle?
What This Year’s Taste Washington Tells Us About Local Wine
What This Year’s Taste Washington Tells Us About Local Wine
What Millennials Want From Their Wine

What Millennials Want From Their Wine

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

What Millennials Want From Their Wine
Stoney Vine Vineyard in the Rocks. Photo by Joe Tierney

The Rise of Syrah in Washington State

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

Stoney Vine Vineyard in the Rocks. Photo by Joe Tierney
A random gent in a well-pressed shirt thinks about the state of liquor sales in Washington. Thinkstock

Contemplating Our Booze Rules, Five Years After Privatization

Costs and opportunities in the liquor aisles of Washington.

A random gent in a well-pressed shirt thinks about the state of liquor sales in Washington. Thinkstock
SISTERS celebrate their new release. Photo by Stanton J. Stephens

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.

SISTERS celebrate their new release. Photo by Stanton J. Stephens
Speed Rack 2017 winner Jacyara de Oliveira. Photo by Ninethirty

Slowing Down at Speed Rack

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

Speed Rack 2017 winner Jacyara de Oliveira. Photo by Ninethirty