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Great Northwest Wine: Wineries turn Washington into own Little Italy

Only a few of Italy’s hundres of grape varieties have made their way to the New World, and they tend to grow beautifully in Washington. Grapes such as sangiovese, nebbiolo …

Great Northwest Wine: Finding your wine-buying price threshold

In the new issue of Wine Press Northwest magazine, we tasted more than 300 red wines priced at $30 and less. Here are a few of our favorite red blends …

Great Northwest Wine: Wines shine in North Central Washington

Roughly defined as the areas surrounding such communities as Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Quincy, Cashmere, Mattawa and Omak, north-central Washington has long been known for its agricultural prowess. In the past 20 …

On Tap: Orlison celebrates expanded offerings, tap room’s first year

A lot has happened for Orlison Brewing over the past year. Last August, the Airway Heights-based brewery opened a taproom in downtown Spokane at 1017 W. First Ave., which celebrates …

Two new ice cream shops share same CdA block

Abi’s Artisan Ice Cream and Sweet Peaks Ice Cream opened within a week of each other on North Fourth Street. But, “There’s no such thing as too much ice cream.”

Northwest Wine: Cabernet sauvignon continues its reign in Washington

In Washington, cabernet sauvignon is king. Just as it is in California’s Napa Valley and its native Bordeaux, cab is the most important wine grape in Washington. And it’s no …

Great Northwest Wine: The world of Oregon pinot noir

It often comes as a surprise to most wine lovers just how diverse the Pacific Northwest is in growing wine grape varieties.

Social media lights up after sheriff’s Facebook post

A Facebook post Thursday afternoon by Skagit County Sheriff Will Reichardt led to a social media storm that continued into the night.

Great Northwest Wine: Stretch your taste buds with little-known red wines

It often comes as a surprise to most wine lovers just how diverse the Pacific Northwest is in growing wine grape varieties.

Great Northwest Wine: Whites and rosés are perfect for warm evenings

There is nothing quite like a chilled, refreshing glass of wine to enjoy on the back deck after a long, warm day, and we have compiled a list of eight …

Northwest wine: Affordable red blends for summer fun

During the next couple of months, barbecues and summer get-togethers will mean a lot of Northwest wine being opened.

On Tap: Spokane brings home medals from Washington Brewers Festival

No-Li took home Large Brewery of the Year honors in this year’s Washington Beer Awards along with individual medals for five beers. River City, Waddell’s and Big Barn were the …

Northwest Wine: Washington winery to open Cannon Beach location

As it approaches its 10th anniversary, tiny Westport Winery on Washington’s coast is proving that success can come from equal parts innovation and hard work.

On Tap: Luminaria Building about to open the taps

After gestating for more than three years, downtown Spokane’s brewery incubator is about to hatch.

Northwest Wine: Riesling shines in Great Northwest

For much of the past decade, riesling has been the top white wine grape in Washington — and vying with cabernet sauvignon as the No. 1 wine in the state.

Great Northwest Wine: Washington’s Ryan Patrick enjoys new growth

A small family winery that was struck by tragedy more than a decade ago now is one of Washington’s fastest-growing operations.

On Tap: Canned beer event expands as the market grows

When the Elk Public House started its Spo-Can festival five years ago, canned craft beer was still something of a novelty. “The availability of craft in cans was pretty limited,” …

Great NW Wine: Horse Heaven Hills gaining in importance

Winemakers throughout Washington crave the grapes coming from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA — particularly the reds. It is the second-most-planted region in Washington, after the Yakima Valley, and its …

Old-World-style reds are focus at new Craftsman Cellars

Husband-and-wife Greg and Margo Shelman opened their Craftsman Cellars tasting room six months ago in Kendall Yards.

Great Northwest Wine: Prosser a vibrant Washington wine community

For many reasons, the community of Prosser is the center of the Washington wine industry.

Chef Chad White brings coastal flavors to Inland Northwest

Chad White plans to open a walk-up ceviche counter called Zona Blanca in May in downtown Spokane.

Post Falls Brewing set to open the tap

Post Falls Brewing celebrates its grand opening this weekend.

Great Northwest Wine: Red Mountain continues to turn green

While Red Mountain officially gets its name because the ridge’s cheatgrass turns red each spring, in the wine world, it’s because nearly all the grapes grown here are red varieties. …

Great Northwest Wine: Maryhill continues winning tradition

It has been quite a run for Maryhill Winery, and it continues for the large, family-owned winery in Washington’s Columbia Gorge. At last month’s fourth annual Cascadia Wine Competition, Maryhill …

There’s a coffee shop waiting on West Sprague Avenue

Spaceman Coffee honors all things space-related and offers quirkiness with your coffee.

Ask A Designer: The breakfast nook gets updated

The term “breakfast nook” sounds hopelessly trapped in the 1970s, but modern homeowners are embracing the style and practicality of built-in seating in the kitchen.

With warmer weather, white and pink wines come calling

As the weather warms, it’s time to think more about white and pink wines, and we have several superb examples for you this week.

New breweries ready to make their debuts

Spokane’s two newest breweries will make their public debuts next Friday. Young Buck and Little Spokane are among at least 12 breweries and cideries that will be featured in Craft …

On Tap: Perry Street puts on a party to mark year 2

The Kumquat IPA originally brewed for last May’s Spokane Craft Beer Week will return on tap when the festivities kick off at 4 p.m. Friday. “It was our most popular …

On Tap: New Ale Trail map features 41 stops

Maps will again be available at Ale Trail sponsors and area hotels along with participating breweries. While the list may have grown, the rules are the same: Visit at least …