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By TIMI GUSTAFSON, R.D.
Making resolutions at the turn of the year is a time-honored, albeit tiring, custom. It basically forces you to admit you were wrong to indulge in all these wonderful dinner parties and …

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Putting craft in the mix: Bellevue bars draw in customers with premium cocktails
October 28, 2013 – | Comments Off
Putting craft in the mix: Bellevue bars draw in customers with premium cocktails

By Brandon Macz
When the economy is bad, people tend to drink more. When the economy is good, people drink better. That’s a trend restaurateurs and bar owners in the Bellevue area are addressing one …

One night, 100 wines: Lifespring fundraiser Oct. 5
October 3, 2013 – | Comments Off
One night, 100 wines: Lifespring fundraiser Oct. 5

For wine aficionados, their cup (or glass, in this case) really does floweth over this month with the return of Le Vin à Son Apogée (Wine At Its Best). The LifeSpring fundraiser, set for Oct. …

Fall white wines that defy fashion faux pas
October 3, 2013 – | Comments Off

It might not be fashionable to wear white after Labor Day, but it is perfectly acceptable to drink white wine straight into autumn.
Here are several white wines we’ve tasted that are priced at $15. Look …

Tips and tricks for your next summer soiree
August 19, 2013 – | Comments Off
Tips and tricks for your next summer soiree

Looking to throw an all-out summer soiree that is bound to be the talk of the neighborhood? Or maybe just an intimate barbecue with some of your friends? Don’t be afraid to explore new ideas …

Cool down, slim down with these summer drinks
August 19, 2013 – | Comments Off
Cool down, slim down with these summer drinks

Watching your weight doesn’t have to sentence you to a life of water and diet drinks. You can still keep this summer sweet without a lot of extra sugar and calories. Quench your thirst with …

Northwest wine: Washington rosés make summer better
August 15, 2013 – | Comments Off
Northwest wine: Washington rosés make summer better

By Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman
Rosés are superb wines. Great rosés are beautiful to gaze upon, and they are so delicious to drink, pairing especially well with the outdoor living and cuisine that come with …

Wine time
July 26, 2013 – | Comments Off
Wine time

Looking to visit wine country? Woodinville’ s wine tastings are making it that much easier. Check out what’s going on in Woodinville Wine Country this month…
Thursday, Aug. 1
Hollywood/Tourist District:
First Thursday Wine Walk, 4-8 p.m
On the …

Affordable reds for summer
July 25, 2013 – | Comments Off
Affordable reds for summer

By Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman
Summer is the time to begin preparing for a lot more casual dining, and that means affordable wines. Here are some priced for everyday enjoyment.
Boomtown 2010 Syrah, Washington, $16: This …

Bubble tea takes off
July 1, 2013 – | Comments Off
Bubble tea takes off

By Celina Kareiva
There’s much speculation about the origin of bubble tea. The cold drink, most often enjoyed with chewy tapioca pearls, was allegedly invented in Taiwanese tea shops in the 1980s. But that’s where consensus …

Brain freeze: Fresh drinks for the warmer months
June 17, 2013 – | Comments Off
Brain freeze: Fresh drinks for the warmer months

BY CELINA KAREIVA
As the mercury rises around the Eastside, finding a drink that fights the temps is essential.We’ve put together a list of places to grab delicious smoothies and healthy juice for when you tire …