the tastings (from the time before blog)
Once, I decided to make pomegranate wine. I bought the fruit, then life went bonkers and the pomegranates dried on my counter. That is the closest I've ever come to making wine. Or beer. Or cider. Or spirits. But I do love a delish drink. Or two.
My hometown of Woodinville, Washington boasts of some 140 wineries. In theory I can count that high, but I've not tried in a long time. And that's just Woodinville! And that's just wine! Seattle and Washington are brimming with little but mighty breweries, distilleries and wineries... and what they craft is sooooo good! So I taste. Plus, I recruited my beloved--from Pittsburgh! I had a few other activities in mind as well (get your minds out of the gutter, readers, he's a fine Ticket to Ride player!)... but now that he votes here, we're tasting our way around town.
In the last few months, we've been to Locust Cider, Elemental Cider, Fish, Sumerian, Hales, Dirty Bucket, Triplehorn, Bellevue, Laguintas, Urban Family and Seapine Brewing. We've sipped on whiskey a few times now at The Barrel Thief in Fremont, stopped into Rachel's Ginber Beer for drinks (cheers!) and promised ourselves a first paycheck bottles from both Copperworks Distilling and Fremont Mischief. We need to balance our busy beer tasting schedule with more wine (for my sake) but it may already be tough to top my delight with Patterson Cellars' flight, sipped in liquid gold sun a few weeks ago. Every taste from all was delish... and we're just getting started.
I may try making my own 21+ drink as a part of thisdelishlife but I've already rather borrowed Michael Pollan's conclusion on making beer (in Cooked) that making your own is a good exercise in learning but with so many experts making very good beer, drink theirs.