Happy Summer to all my friends and family!
First off, I would like to say that I undeniably have the coolest wine club members! In just the last couple months I sojourned in Chicago for a couple of days, was given VIP tickets to Death Cab for Cutie in Seattle, and partied with a couple of them in Red Mountain. Other good news for our Good Vibes club is that we just got our custom table in. This means that we can launch winemaker dinners at The INK! These will be made available to our wine club members first.
Talking about food, we now offer lunch Fri-Sun, 11:30-3:30 at The INK. Our menu is available online, but we feature 5 panini sandwiches weekly. All menu items come with chips or pretzels and are priced under $10! Now you don’t have to drive back downtown for food; just come out to The INK.
We are also happy to announce our newest promotion: “Selfie Pic for a Tic”. The best part is that it’s easy! Just post a selfie with a bottle of either of our labels, and tag us on social media. One winner will be chosen weekly to receive a pair of tickets to their choice of Brother Dege on July 20thor Naughty Pie with Sound & Stone on August 17th!!
We are so excited to bring back Sonja and So Dance for the 3rdtime at The INK this Friday! Get ready for Electro Loco: A Latin Fusion dance party. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are $10 at the door and include pre- dance lessons. Check out the FB event page for more details: $4 Beers, $5 Sangrias, $6 Roses, $7 Drink Washington State Reds.
Food truck night is coming up again as well on July 2. We will have DJ Tony B spinning late night on the table and Caden Mayfield pre-funk. Tired of waiting in the long lines on food truck night? We now serve panini’s and beer along with our award-winning wines. Our new table should get some good use in for this event, so come and make some new friends. See you on the 2nd!
We are announcing a new show at The INK as well. Tri-cities own Naughty Pine will be playing on August 17th, 2018. One of my personal favorite bands, Sound & Stone, will be opening up for them. Doors open at 6pm. Pre-sale tickets are $8 and available in either of our Walla Walla tasting rooms or here. Wine club members: we are hooking you up as your discount applies to concerts also!
We have SOLD OUT of a couple wines this month. The newest wines to “hit the dust” are the Carmenere, and Chardonnay from Drink Washington State, joining the 2014 Eternal Patience Roussanne and 2015 RocketMan Red. We are low on our Spring release whites (Marsanne, and Grenache Blanc) so don’t miss these summer favorites.
Celebrate Walla Walla was so much fun! We poured for a couple tastings. One of the highlights of that weekend was pouring my Eternal Gratitude Merlot for Rex Picket, who wrote Sideways! I had a blast pouring with 3 of my fellow colleagues at a winemaker dinner at the Marcus Whitman. It’s so cool when we can get together and just enjoy each other’s company!
As you know, we are bringing Grammy nominated artist, Brother Dege, to the INK in Walla Walla!! He was nominated for his hit on Django Unchained. Dress like a character from any Quentin Tarantino movie and receive a complimentary drink ticket. Tickets are $15 and we are almost sold out. Click here to buy ticketsor buy them at either of our tasting rooms in Walla Walla.
I’ll be in Seattle pouring about 5 different dates this next month, along with making a trip to Spokane to do a couple pouring’s there. I would like to highlight a winemaker dinner being held at Phoeneciaon Alki in West Seattle on July 12th. They still had a couple tickets left when I checked in last week but not many. I look forward to breaking bread with some of you soon.
Picasso turned 11 this last weekend!! I grilled 2 steaks: one for each of us. He ate his quicker than I ate mine, but no surprise there! I look forward to more birthdays with our winery dog, and my best friend.
Our downtown tasting room is now open 5 days a week: Wed. & Sun 12-5 pm and Thurs-Sat. 12-8 pm.
Our airport location is open Friday-Sunday 11-5 pm. Lunch served 11:30-3:30. *We are open later for special events.
Free live music is from 5:30-7:30 pm. Locals taste our Drink Washington State wines for free.
UPCOMING EVENTS 2018:
6/28/18: Daniel Salazar from Bogota plays live 530
6/29/18: So Dance presents Electro Loco 8 pm.
7/2/18: Food Truck night at The INK 5:30 pm.
7/7/18: Larry Lear live downtown 530p,
7/12/18: Brad pours for a winemaker dinner at Phoeneciaon Alki.
7/13/18: Brad pours Enfanto in Seattle.
7/14/18: Brad pours in Seattle area at Snohomish Wine Walk. 5 pm.
7/14/18: Denny Sedam live downtown 530pm
7/20/18: Brother Dege at The INK.
7/21/18: Kevin Graybill live downtown 530pm
7/25/18: Reds Tasting in Seattle, Brad pours.
7/27/18: Brad pours at Snoqualmie Wine Walk, 6-9 pm.
7/29/18: Vintage Spokane. Our winemaker, Brad Binko, pours.
8/4/18: Bellingham wine awards. Brad Binko will be pouring.
8/6/18: Food Truck night at The INK 5:30 pm.
8/11/18: Snohomish wine walk, Brad Binko will be pouring.
8/17/18: Naughty Pine with special guests Sound & Stone 6 pm.
8/24/18: Brad pours at Petunous Marketplace in Spokane 4 pm.
8/25/18: Brad pours at Wine Alley in Renton, WA 4 pm.
8/26/18: Brad pours at Farmshed Wines 2 pm.
8/31/18: Snoqualmie Final Friday pouring, 6-9 pm.
9/3/18: Food Truck night at The INK 5:30 pm.
11/3- 11/5/18: Fall Release in Walla Walla.
11/10/18: Tri-cities Awards tasting.
12/7 – 12/9/18: Holiday Barrel in Walla Walla.
12/10/18: NW Wine Radio welcomes Brad Binko.
2/11/19: Walla Walla Wine in Portland, OR.
2/25/19 Walla Walla Wine in Seattle, WA.
4/14- 4/15/19: Reveal Walla Walla.
*Bold locations in Walla Walla
As always, thanks for reading.
-Drink Wine Be Happy