Sunday Seminars
Sun - Mar 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM

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Please note, all seminars will run at the same time: 10:30am - 12:00pm.

Washington vs The World! Old World, New World, Our World 

Can Washington State wines go round for round with the best in the world? We think so, but there’s only one way to find out: by blind tasting a selection of the state’s finest against some of the greatest wines the world has to offer. How does Washington really stack up? We’ll go toe to toe, tasting through a wide range of styles, so get your boxing gloves on, ring the bell and decide for yourself who takes the belt.

Moderator: Doug Charles, Compass Wines


Breaking Barriers: What's New and Hot in the World of Washington Wine 

The Washington wine industry is currently in the midst of unparalleled growth and rapidly evolving innovation. In this seminar we will explore our groundbreaking trends, including on-the-rise growing regions, second generation winemakers taking the reins, women in wine, quickly emerging varieties, and the latest winemaking geekery. What’s hot in Washington right now? Come to this seminar and find out!

Moderator: Chris Tanghe, MS, Vinum Importing and Distributing


Spotlight on Sagemoor Vineyard: Exploring one of Washington's Greats 

As part of our ongoing series of single-vineyard focused seminars, we ask: what is sense of place? Home to some of the oldest vines in Washington, Sagemoor vineyard works with over 100 different wineries to craft wines that are distinctive from each other, yet still express the qualities of the place in which the grapes are grown. How is this possible? What is it that makes Sagemoor exemplary? Come hear it from the man who manages it all, and taste some of the state’s top wines from one of Washington’s most storied vineyards.

Moderator: Kent Waliser, Sagemoor Vineyards


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Sunday Seminars

Sun - Mar 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Learn directly from top winemakers, sommeliers and national wine personalities at these interactive, educational tastings and panels.

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Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
99 Union St
Seattle, WA 98101

Taste Washington

It’s Taste Washington’s biggest year yet. Celebrate the festival’s 20th Anniversary in Seattle – March 23-26, 2017. Bringing together nearly 300 wineries, over 70 restaurants and top national chefs, Taste Washington is a wine- and food-lover’s dream. And this year’s expanded lineup goes beyond the much-anticipated Grand Tasting, offering four days packed with diverse wine and food events. Learn more at Grand Tasting tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

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