Sometimes you feel like a grape... sometimes you don't. Washington State has a lot of grapes...Antarctica don't. Enough of that silliness. I'm always up for some aged grape juice and this is where I go when I'm on the hunt for some fine wine.
Pike & Western has friendly, knowledgeable staff an interesting selection of wines at every price point and free tastings each Friday 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. The proprietor also operates a sister shop ,Soul Wines, in South Lake Union.
This Wallingford gem has helpful staff and a fine selection of European wines. Visit one of their free Friday tastings ($3 - $5 rebated towards your purchase a bottle of wine) held 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. to find a your new favorite wine.
This great old wine shop in the heart of Uptown has a large selection for its small footprint. Expect knowledgeable service, a focus on European wines and free tastings each Saturday noon - 5:00 p.m.
Offering an enormous selection of wine and spirits they also host free tastings most Thursdays (5:00 to 6:30 pm) and Saturdays ( 2:00 to 5:00 pm) as well as renting wine storage.
They know their grapes at this well-established shop. Sign up for the newsletter to stay informed about their free Saturday tastings. They also have a Queen Anne location.
Tucked away in Post Alley this comfortable and roomy shop/wine bar gives you an opportunity to try a variety of Washington wines in one convenient location. Visit on a Monday when they serve up Beecher's Mac & Cheese paired with your choice of WA grapes.
Good floral, wine, liquor, cheese and seafood departments. Also check out their special events (tastings, demos & signings) and house made soups and guacamole.
Cheese, chaucuterie, pasta and sweet bites are a valid reason to visit this purveyor of all things Italian but don't overlook the wine & bitters selection upstairs.
Free wine tastings on Fri & Sat afternoons.
Their wide selection of beer, wine & spirits are complimented by an impressive array of tastings and educational events. Free onsite parking.
Bubbles! Bubbles! Bubbles! You gotta love a business that does one thing and does it well and that is exactly what Fat Corks does--sell stellar champagne from around the world. Don't miss their special events and tastings.
Yes they sell a wide variety of organic produce but the wine tastings, barbeques and happy hours which feature pho to oysters are what set them apart from the pack.
The younger sister to their long-time shop on Phinney, expect the same great selection of wine and Mediterranean food stuffs only with a larger deli and space to eat in.
Carefully chosen wines from around the world priced from $6 to $600 and not a loser in the bunch-- at least that I've found. Dan McCarthy makes customer service and education a priority and hosts free weekly tastings each Saturday. Join the Vintage Select club and save 15 - 17% on all of your purchases.