What a night! 800 ticket holders and 75 Washington state wineries crowded into the Fremont Studios to taste wine, try gourmet foods, and simply be seen. Hosted by the Washington Wine Commission, the fifth annual 20something event boasted local chef Tom Douglas’s pork head, Ray’s Cafe Thai curry penne, and my new personal favorite coffee roaster Stumptown Coffee. Yum Yum.
So, while the night started off at 6PM, the majority of the peeps came strolling in around 7PM in a true fashionably-late style. Pouring our 2008 Columbia Valley Firá Chardonnay and 2007 Walla Walla Valley Kamari Malbec, we met many very kind wine enthusiasts who were also eager to share their wine knowledge with their friends. Then as local KEXP DJ Darek Mazzone’s hits moved from his Wo-Pop preferences to the louder pop-mainstream tastes, the kids got a little crazier.
By 8PM the winemakers and winery reps who had poured through their wines were all huddled in the back room chatting through the last hour. Meanwhile, WineGirl Wines got a tweet on the stunning Kamari Malbec.
And, Jon was a hit among the crowd with his vintage polyester 70s shirt. Quote of the night:
This shirt is a babe magnet! and I don’t mean for the just the ladies, the guys want to touch it too!
All in all, it was well worth the matching blisters on each of my piggy-toes that today I drowned in a much-needed pedicure. So, we’re in the home stretch of 2009 and we finally conquered 20something – The New Vintage! I couldn’t be more satisfied with the progress of our tiny, little Seattle, nano-winery!