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Eight local wine spots for National Wine Day

If you think about it, a wine bar is really just any chic bar or restaurant where you can sit and drink wine. And, luckily, we have plenty of those in town. So, in honor of National Wine Day on May 25, here’s a list of wine bars worth visiting in Spokane.
A&E >  Food

Dirty soda turns trendy with help from TikTok

Dirty sodas – carbonated drinks "spiked" with cream, syrups and other add-ins – are having a moment on TikTok propelled, some say, by pop star Oliva Rodrigo, who was photographed with a cup full of the pebble-iced treat. Mormon mommies, too, can lay claim to fueling the Utah-based trend.

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One of the world’s oldest wine grapes is poised to take off in America

There's a red grape you may be hearing more about in the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic in coming years. It's not new – in fact, it's one of the oldest wine grapes in the world. It's saperavi, native to Georgia in the Caucasus Mountains, where archaeologists have unearthed evidence of winemaking dating back 8,000 years.
A&E >  Food

Kosher wines to go with your Passover meal from start to finish

Delicious kosher wines take the spotlight this week: A rosé Moscato from Italy offers sweetness and fizz, while a Bordeaux blend and a Chenin Blanc from South Africa bring classic flavors to the holiday table. We round out this week's list with a great value Côtes du Rhône and a heritage red from Southern Italy.
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What makes a wine kosher and how to understand the certifications

Wine figures prominently in the Jewish Passover, which begins April 15 this year, and Christian Easter two days later. The Last Supper was a Passover celebration, in which Jesus told his disciples the wine they were drinking was his blood, given in sacrifice for them. Drinking wine brings redemption.
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Slainte! St. Patrick’s Day food, libations and events in town

UPDATED: Thu., March 17, 2022

Topping off a week of St. Patrick’s Day festivities, Shawn O’Donnell’s American Grille and Irish Pub will host an all-day celebration Thursday featuring traditional Irish food and drink, live music, dancing and a visit from “St. Patrick of Spokane.” Doors open at 10 a.m.
A&E >  Entertainment

The new fab four: Delilah, Casa Playa, Estiatorio Milos and Amalfi by Bobby Flay are heating up the Las Vegas Strip

UPDATED: Tue., March 8, 2022

Las Vegas is widely known as the entertainment capital of the world, but it is the dining capital of the world, as well – and no doubt Gonzaga, Washington State, West Coast Conference and Pac-12 basketball fans have overrun the Las Vegas Strip this week. I lived in Las Vegas from 2008-19 before moving back to Spokane in 2019. 
A&E >  Beer/Drinks

Suckerpunch, a non-alcoholic cocktail bar, opens in Portland

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 26, 2022

Suckerpunch, a nonalcoholic cocktail bar, is now open in Southeast Portland. The intimate bar, located in the Goat Blocks at 1030 S.E. Belmont St., opened its doors to the public for the first time Thursday. Each patron was given three delicately made, proof-free cocktails along with dessert.

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