Zach Geballe

Seven Drinker’s Predictions for 2017

Seven Drinker’s Predictions for 2017

It will be the year of wine, whiskey, and closings.

Seven Drinker’s Predictions for 2017
The rich landscape at Mbar. Photo by Suzi Pratt

The Year in Drink

In 2016, some was lost and much was gained. We toast it all.

The rich landscape at Mbar. Photo by Suzi Pratt
Courtesy of ‘I’ll Drink to That!’

Where to Look (and Listen) to Learn About Wine

It can be done, but you need the right guide.

Courtesy of ‘I’ll Drink to That!’
The bartender’s kit at The Bar Shoppe. Photo by Eva Frazier

Must-Haves for the Home Bartender in Your Life

Give the gift of better-made drinks.

The bartender’s kit at The Bar Shoppe. Photo by Eva Frazier
Why Is Europe Such a Cocktail Wasteland?

Why Is Europe Such a Cocktail Wasteland?

Yes, they like to drink over there, but there is no incentive for refined mixology.

Why Is Europe Such a Cocktail Wasteland?
The soothing darkness of Vito’s. Photo by Megumi Shauna Arai, via Vito’s Facebook

An Ode to the Dark Side of the Bar

Brightly lit watering holes are in fashion, and it just feels so wrong.

The soothing darkness of Vito’s. Photo by Megumi Shauna Arai, via Vito’s Facebook
Making Sense of Charles Smith’s $120 Million Wine Sale

Making Sense of Charles Smith’s $120 Million Wine Sale

What the deal says about the way that winemakers view wine drinkers and Washington state.

Making Sense of Charles Smith’s $120 Million Wine Sale
Snobby Somms and Another Problem With Natural Wines

Snobby Somms and Another Problem With Natural Wines

Any wine that requires an expert to test it is likely not worth your time.

Snobby Somms and Another Problem With Natural Wines
Try These Uncommon Food and Drink Pairings

Try These Uncommon Food and Drink Pairings

Steak and cabernet are a given. But what if you’re in the mood for something a little different?

Try These Uncommon Food and Drink Pairings
Photo by Agne27

The Long and Wining Road

The view from the Washington Wine Road Trip.

Photo by Agne27
Courtesy of Copperwork Distilling Company

Two Distinctive Approaches to a Truly Northwestern Single-Malt Whiskey

Copperworks and Westland distilleries have two new bottles, just in time for the chilly months.

Courtesy of Copperwork Distilling Company
Should Women Always Be Served First?

Should Women Always Be Served First?

It’s a tradition, but is it sexist … or even really that efficient?

Should Women Always Be Served First?
Is the Natural-Wines Movement a Good Thing?

Is the Natural-Wines Movement a Good Thing?

It might be the way wine was meant to be, but that doesn’t mean it’s good.

Is the Natural-Wines Movement a Good Thing?
Courtesy of Susan Kaufman’s family

Remembering Susan Kaufman

The founder of Serafina brought rustic Italian cuisine to a city that needed it, built community in a neighborhood that cherished it, and changed the lives of those who gathered at her table.

Courtesy of Susan Kaufman’s family
For One Seattle Mariner, Wine Is a Pastime

For One Seattle Mariner, Wine Is a Pastime

How a short stint on the disabled list helped land catcher Chris Iannetta on the wine list.

For One Seattle Mariner, Wine Is a Pastime
Looking Beyond Riesling’s Bad Rap

Looking Beyond Riesling’s Bad Rap

The Riesling Rendezvous challenges the idea that this grape is just too sweet, fruity, and unserious.

Looking Beyond Riesling’s Bad Rap
Three Ways to Add a Chill to Your Cocktail This Summer

Three Ways to Add a Chill to Your Cocktail This Summer

Blend it, freeze it, or stick a popsicle in it.

Three Ways to Add a Chill to Your Cocktail This Summer
The Bar Code: Wonderful Wines Await North of the Border

The Bar Code: Wonderful Wines Await North of the Border

Once prohibitively provincial, the wines of British Columbia are waking up to a wider world.

The Bar Code: Wonderful Wines Await North of the Border
10 Wines Perfectly Paired With Summer

10 Wines Perfectly Paired With Summer

Our drink columnist suggests what to drink instead of the pink.

10 Wines Perfectly Paired With Summer
Photo by Sarah Flotard

The Bar Code: How Long Should You Wait for Your Drink?

As with everything in this life, it’s all about communication.

Photo by Sarah Flotard