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Jordan Mackay and Rajat Parr win André Simon Food & Drink Book Award (News & Features)

A big shout-out to W&S contributor Jordan Mackay and sommelier-winemaker Rajat Parr for taking top honors in the André Simon Food & Drink Book Awards 2018. ...Read Full Story

Top Honors for Mary Ewing-Mulligan, MW (News & Features)

{image_1}The Wine & Spirit Education Trust honored Mary Ewing-Mulligan, MW, with its Lifetime Achievement Award on January 21. Ewing-Mulligan became the director of the International Wine Center in 1984 and, after earning her Master of Wine accreditation in 1993—the first US woman...Read Full Story

Not That Georgia (News & Features)

While Georgia may be the ancient birthplace of winemaking, the wine scene today feels brand new. Tara Q. Thomas reports on four vintners redefining Georgian wine.I’m immediately reminded of that optimism when I walk into Zero Compromise, a wine tasting in Tbilisi devoted to natural...Read Full Story

Bubbly Mermaid Champagne and Oyster Bar (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

In 2012, Apollo Naff built this boat-shaped bar out of discarded wooden pallets, then filled the galley with Champagne. In the heart of downtown, it’s been a destination ever since, both for the bubbles and for a menu that highlights Northwest oysters and seafood.

Pops for Champagne (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

The granddaddy of Champagne bars, Pops opened in 1982, with 13 sparkling wines and a stack of jazz cassettes. Since then, it’s morphed from a funky jazz club where White Star was the order of the day to a swank downtown boîte with 150 sparklers. Owner Tom Verhey...Read Full Story

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