2017 4th Of July Summer Sale!

2017 4th of July Summer Sale!

Friday 6/13 to Tuesday 7/4

We’re going to have a nice long Holiday Weekend this year, which means you’re going to need lots of wine!  This sale is going to be big, so we’re stretching out the sale days to start on Friday and end on the 4th.  This should give you plenty of time to stock up on great wines and great deals.

Seattle Wine School: Wine 101

Wine 101 – 5/22/17 (This Monday)

I wish I had a class like this when I was starting my career in the wine industry. Back then there were no classes available to learn the basics of wine. It took me years just to figure out how to approach this vast and complicated subject. That is why I created this class and why I believe it is so important to anyone trying to understand wine. I will break out the different areas of study and give an overview of each along with advice about how to begin your studies.

Seattle Wine School: Wines of Washington

Wines of Washington Class – 5/15/17

The Class

This class will put the wines of WA state in perspective for you. You’ll learn what makes WA wines unique (the climate, the soil, and the Big Flood for starters…) in comparison to other wine regions while tasting through some great examples of what WA wines have to offer.

2017 Memorial Day Weekend SALE!

2017 Memorial Day Weekend

SALE!

Friday May 26th thru Monday 29th

We’ll be kicking off the summer with the first of our holiday sales.  We will be marking down prices on a lot of great wines.  Come by anytime during store hours all Memorial Day weekend!  Keep on the look out for details on the sale and wine selections coming soon.

Seattle Wine School: Single Malt Scotch

Single Malt Scotch Class – 5/8/17

The Class

With the possible exception of grappa no distilled spirit appeals to wine drinkers as much as Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The reason is that, like wine, Single Malts are a product of producer and place. Just as the wines from Bordeaux are so distinctly different from those from Burgundy so too are the Single Malts from the Highlands, Campbeltown and the Lowlands. In Monday’s class on Single Malt Scotch we will learn just how these famous whiskies are made and how the local water and the size and shape of each still make every whisky as unique as the people who distill them. We will taste whiskies from every major region as well as some that are very old and rare from my personal collection.

Seattle Wine School: Wine 101

This Monday: March 3rd, 7 p.m.

I wish I had a class like this when I was starting my career in the wine industry. Back then there were no classes available to learn the basics of wine. It took me years just to figure out how to approach this vast and complicated subject. That is why I created this class and why I believe it is so important to anyone trying to understand wine. I will break out the different areas of study and give an overview of each along with advice about how to begin your studies.

12th Annual Pig Roast/Big Damn Sale!

March 19th,2017 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

I can’t believe it’s been 12 years since I opened the first Wine Outlet store in SoDo. That first store opened in March so every year at this time I’ve hosted a big birthday bash at all of the stores (there used to be 3 of them) complete with an entire roasted pig and a very big sale. This party is really a way for me to say thank you to all of my wonderful customers for their support over the years and it is by far the largest event we have at the Wine Outlet. You really don’t want to miss this event.

Your friends and your well-behaved kids are also very welcome. We’ll be sending out more information on the featured wines as we get closer. Meanwhile, mark your calendar and tell your friends!

Seattle Wine School: Pairing Wine With Food – 2/27/17

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The Class

All the practical information you’ll need to make the best decisions when pairing wines with food. You’ll learn why keying in on the components of the food and wine are more important than trying to match the flavors of each. That’s why a tart crisp white can make most seafood sing and those deliciously sweet glazed carrots can obliterate even the best high-end cabs. Richard originally created and taught this class for the student chefs at Seattle Central Community College culinary arts program.

Classes are $65 per student, or $35 if you’re a wine club member (for more on our wine club click here).

Grand Cru Wines of Burgundy – 2/20/17

What is Grand Cru?

It will come as no surprise that the French take their wines very seriously. More than any other wine country they are almost compulsive about culling out the very best from the best and the mere very good. To this end they have devised several ‘classification’ systems to put the spotlight on their finest wines. In this system the very best wines are referred to as Grand Cru and few would argue that these are among the best wines made anywhere.

The Class

In our class on Monday we will taste and explore the the Grand Cru wines of Burgundy. We will learn about the classification system and how these elite wines have qualified for the status. While price alone is never the sole arbiter of quality some of the wines to be studied have price tags of several hundred dollars. This is a rare and special opportunity to not only taste a Grand Cru wine but to compare it to others of the same caliber.

You really do not want to miss this opportunity.

Annual Wurst Roast/Super Bowl Party and Big Sale

February 5th 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For twelve years now I have been hosting a party on Super Bowl Sunday. I pile lots of brats onto my smoker/grill right in the parking lot of the Wine Outlet and let them get all smoky and delicious and then I open bottles of wine. And what kind of a Wine Outlet party would it be if I didn’t put some
great wines on sale at ridiculous prices? So there will be lots of great smokey brats, cheap wines and plenty of fun. Kids and friends are welcome and you can be home in plenty of time for the kick-off. No reservations are needed just stop by when you can (early if you want the sale wines). There is no charge.