Seattle is a city surrounded by natural wonders which makes it a great place for adventure seekers and nature lovers. However, the nickname “Emerald City” came about due to the abundance of greenery in the area, something that is attributed to the large amount of rain that falls in the Pacific Northwest. Which begs the…

The wine region of British Columbia is overflowing with world class wineries, so in order to set yourself up for successful wine tasting in the Okanagan Valley it’s vital to have a plan. Our very own Vancouver BC beer and wine aficionado, James Miziolek, has agreed to share his secrets to help ensure your success.…

As the BC craft beer revolution continues to take shape there are changes daily here on the Vancouver breweries scene and new players are continually joining the game. The words “family” & “community” have come rolling off the tongue of almost every new craft brewery partner I’ve spoken to. Upon conception, each new brewery comes…

In anticipation of the arrival of our fun and sexy uKeg pressurized growler from GrowlerWerks, we decided to plan a Pacific Northwest road trip from Seattle to San Francisco and back, focusing on great craft beer breweries. The near circular route we came up goes through vibrant cities, charming towns, National Parks and forests and…

Tertulia Cellars began to produce terroir-driven wines in the Walla Walla Valley in 2005. It is located in the beautiful south side region near other local wineries such as Northstar and Pepper Bridge. This area has some of the best vistas in the valley and the winery is surrounded by Tertulia’s Whistling Hills Estate Vineyard…

In the midst of swirling and slurping, it’s easy to forget that wine is a major industry in Washington. So pour yourself a glass of your favorite Washington wine (and share what it is in the comments), and have a good time with the fun Washington wine facts. Washington is home to over 900 wineries,…

Seattle is a craft beer lover’s and foodies paradise, so why not combine the two? We decided to do just that and had so much fun we just had to share it with our fellow fans of brews and bites. We have created a delicious Seattle Beer Tasting Tour which includes suggestions for beer and…

As I tour the wine industry, I have learned that to survive you have to have unparalleled patience and determination. As the insiders joke, the best way to make a small fortune in the wine business is to invest in a big one. However, there is one person in the Walla Walla Valley who strives…