Wine, food, and romance are naturally a perfect package so it makes sense that a winery would be an ideal setting for a wedding. In honor of Valentine’s Day, I spoke with one of Walla Walla’s premier wedding planners to ask about winery weddings. Carrie Brennan, of Without A Hitch Weddings & Events, said one…

 Valentines Day is approaching and thoughts turn to romance, however, we think it’s always a good time for romantic Pacific Northwest getaways. The PNW region is so overflowing with natural beauty and incredible local food and drink that the opportunity for romance is around every corner. So what are you waiting for? To help get…

  It seems like a quintessential pairing to me – red wine with chocolate – is actually more of a love it or hate it proposition. I love the combination of a big, jammy Syrah with a decadently structured truffle or chocolate souffle, but it turns out that there is science that says that wine…

Shot in the Dark Distillery One of the last places you would go looking for a handcrafted, small batch whiskey distillery would be at an airport. But here in Walla Walla, the airport district is full of surprises such as wheat fields, vineyards, wineries, breweries and yes, a distillery named Shot In The Dark. The…

Greetings fellow libation lovers! Please join us in welcoming Riley, the newest member of the Discover the Pacific Northwest team. In keeping with the PNW’s reputation for being fresh, fun and free thinking we decided to bring something new and funky to the tasting table. Every month Riley will share with us his love of…

As part of my quest to visit every winery in the state of Washington, I recently spent a long weekend wine tasting Langley, Washington. Located on the south end of Whidbey Island overlooking the Saratoga Passage, Langley is a small town (population a little over a thousand) that embraces an artisan spirit in its small…

The Pacific Northwest is overflowing with awesome craft breweries which is a testament to how much we love our craft beer! So what do you buy the brewtopian in your life? We’ve made it easy for you and created this hand picked list of cool gifts for craft beer lovers based on our own personal…

As the operator of a winery tour company, I have the great job of getting to know every winery in Walla Walla. This means visiting not only the big players but also the smaller boutiques wineries that are not as well known to those outside of this region. This week I will be introducing you…

  It’s my great pleasure to be writing this monthly column for Discover the Pacific Northwest. I’m a lifelong resident of Washington State and just last month started a quest to visit every winery in my state. When I started out on the quest I had no idea that there were over 900 wineries in…