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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:11 p.m.

Northwest Wine: Pinot noir emerges from many corners of our region

Among the noble varieties of wine grapes, perhaps the most revered is pinot noir. In its native Burgundy in France, it produces some of the world’s most cherished and expensive …


On Tap: Lester Cup voting open at five Spokane breweries

The winter Lester Cup competition is in full swing, featuring five big bone-warming beers from Spokane breweries: Bellwether’s Remembrance Russian imperial stout (10.5 percent ABV), cellared several months in kegs …


Putting the spirits back into Soulful Soups & Spirits

The downtown eatery has revamped its cocktail menu, hiring a new bar manager with international experience to update and reinvigorate the bar program.


On Tap: Get ready for GruitFest at Bellwether

Bellwether’s third annual GruitFest on Friday features more than a dozen gruit ales, an ancient style brewed with herbs and usually no hops.


Northwest Wine: Great wines at bargain is what we all want

Nobody wants to pay too much for wine. The sweet spot is a wine that wins multiple awards yet still costs less than $20.


Spokane pair are partners in women-run, boutique Peruvian distillery PiscoLogia

Pisco is a clear grape brandy that carries protected status, like Champagne. It is the national drink of both Chile and Peru. The spirit has a rich, centuries-old heritage in …


On Tap: Lantern pours Oregon, Washington brews for annual Winter Beer Fest

The Lantern Tap House’s sixth annual festival runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


Where to go for bloody marys in the Inland Northwest

It doesn’t really matter how you feel about tomato juice. It’s going to be doctored up, anyway.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

Meet a few of Victor Palencia’s Platinum-winning wines

Palencia long has been recognized as one of the brightest rising stars in Washington wine country, but his showing in Wine Press Northwest magazine’s most recent Platinum Judging shows he’s …


Northwest Wine: Leavenworth serves as wonderland for wine lovers

Leavenworth, Washington state’s Bavarian-themed town on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains, is a perfect example of wineries taking advantage of an existing tourism base to sell wine directly …


On Tap: 2018 brews in review

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s time for our annual look back at the year in beer, plus a preview of what lies ahead.


On Tap: Brewing up relief for Camp Fire victims

More than 1,200 breweries worldwide, including six in Spokane, have joined forces with Sierra Nevada to brew a beer to benefit those affected by last month’s devastating Camp Fire, which …


On Tap: Hidden Mother gets more visibility

The Liberty Lake brewery just signed a lease for space at Washington Street and Sharp Avenue to house a larger brewing system and a taproom. And next month, it heads …


On Tap: Brewing up new business

Craft breweries continue to grow at a staggering rate. According to a report last week from the Brewers Association, the number of breweries nationwide has climbed to 7,082 – a …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 11:51 a.m.

Refreshing and reminiscent of summer, Luna’s Pepino Sabio is perfect for patio sipping or your next nacho or taco night

This tequila-based cucumber cocktail is dry, bright and just sweet enough.


Renegade by MonteScarlatto opens in downtown Spokane

The Red Mountain winery now occupies the storefront previously held by Patit Creek Cellars.


On Tap: Local breweries offer up Halloween treats

Here’s what local breweries and craft beer bars have planned to help you celebrate adult-style.


On Tap: Freshtival celebrates fresh hops with brews from around the region

Fresh hop season starts winding down in a big way this weekend at The Lantern Tap House.


On Tap: Local breweries getting fresh

Fresh hop season is in full swing, with the fragrant, farm-ripe beers flowing at breweries across the area.


On Tap: Find fresh brews at Craft Beer Festival

The Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival returns to Avista Stadium on Sept. 21-22 with a familiar format and another slew of fresh faces. Thirteen of the 40 breweries scheduled to …


On Tap: Brewery makes a Humble start

The name Humble Abode, Spokane’s newest nanobrewery, is really about an attitude, according to owners Matt and Courtney Gilbreath.


On Tap: Downtown breweries get ready for SMaSH competition

Through August, special single-malt and single-hop (SMaSH) beers are on tap at Bellwether, Black Label, Mountain Lakes, Whistle Punk and Young Buck (the latter at The Steel Barrel). The winner …


WSU professors say ‘wine not,’ bet on red … and white

Washington State University professors Phillip and Patricia Butterfield are accomplished, lifelong academics. Phillip spent 25 years as an engineer before shifting to microbiology; Patricia, who was dean of the College …