The October issue of Seattle Metropolitan contains a listing I wrote of Washington’s 30 most exciting wines of 2018. This list was culled from sampling over 1,000 wines. Long time readers should note that this list is a reimagining of the annual Top 100 list that I have written for the magazine since 2010.

What makes these 30 wines so exciting? It could be the extremely high quality of the wine. It could be the price for that high level of quality. It could be the story behind the wine. Or it could be some combination of these things.

You can read the introductory article here. That page also links to the other articles that I wrote for the magazine. These are Washington’s 30 most exciting wines of 2018tastemakers influencing the Washington wine scene, the rise of SODO Urbanworks, and the methodology for creating the list.

Of note, my colleague and Seattle Metropolitan deputy editor Allecia Vermillion also wrote an article on wine, rocks, and Christophe Baron’s revolution for this issue.

For those looking for a hard copy, the magazine will be on the shelves starting September 18th.