Okay Washington wine fans, it’s that time of year again – Christmas in March as I like to call it. Taste Washington! Seattle is coming up March 26th and 27th. Taste Washington! has the largest selection of Washington wine at a single event and is the premier event of the year.

Taste Washington! is a weekend long affair. Saturday features a series of educational seminars. For those who have not attended these in the past, this is an excellent way to learn more about various aspects of Washington wine as well as to taste some great wines. Seminars this year include:

A Sort of Homecoming: Food and Wine Pairing with Michael Mina

Common Ground: A Seven Hills Vineyard Investigation

Ladies First: Women In Washington Wine

Washington’s Emerging Varieties: Grenache Panache

In Search Of: Washington’s Singular Style

Washington State Syrah: Yes, We Can!

What’s the Point(s)? Rating Washington State Wines

With A Rebel Yell: Washington’s Rock-n-Roll Winemakers

Read more about these seminars as well as ticket information here. I will be participating in two of the seminars this year – Grenache Panache and What’s the Point(s)?

Sunday is the Grand Tasting at Quest Field Event Center. More than 200 Washington wineries will be on hand pouring their wines and 75 area restaurants will be providing food. See the list of participating wineries here (Note: there’s also links on the winery page to Twitter and Facebook pages) and the list of participating restaurants here.

VIP admission to the Grand Tasting is from 2-4 ($125) and General Admission goes from 4-7 ($75). Tickets are available at various area retailers as well as through Ticketmaster. See the complete list of retailers here.

Hope to see you there!