Taste Washington ticket sales begin with holiday discount

By on December 17, 2014
Taste Washington 2015 will be held March 28-29 in Seattle at CenturyLink Field Event Center. (Photo by Andréa Johnson Photography/Courtesy of Washington State Wine)

Taste Washington 2015 will be March 28-29 in Seattle at CenturyLink Field Event Center. (Photo by Andréa Johnson Photography/Courtesy of Washington State Wine)

SEATTLE — Taste Washington, Seattle’s annual two-day spring tasting billed as the United States’ largest single-region wine and food event, is offering a Sunday ticket discount to holiday shoppers.

taste-washington-logoTicket sales began Tuesday for Taste Washington 2015, which will be staged Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29, and it returns to the CenturyLink Field Event Center adjacent to the home of the world champion Seattle Seahawks.

More than 225 wineries in Washington and 70 restaurants from throughout the Pacific Northwest are expected to participate in the 18th annual celebration. Some of the region’s 13 chefs to have received a James Beard Award will be represented.

The special holiday ticket allows folks to save $10 on general admission to the second day — Sunday — of Taste Washington. The offer runs through Dec. 30. At checkout, redeem the offer for Sunday general admission tickets by using TASTE15.

A single-day general admission ticket, good for the grand tasting from 2-5 p.m., costs $90. That’s a $10 increase.

A two-day general admission pass is $140, which is a $5 less than last spring.

The prized VIP pass allows the holder to enter the tasting at 1 p.m. — one hour before the gates open. Price for that special access is $160, which includes access to the Barrel Room lounge and a special swag bag. Last spring’s price as $157.

A two-day VIP pass is $205, which reflects a $20 increase.

According to Ticketmaster, there is limited availability for the Taste Washington 2-Day Pass.

Red and White Party kicks off weekend

red-and-white-party-2015-logoTaste Washington weekend kicks off Thursday, March 26, on the waterfront with the second annual Red and White Party, a high-fashion event at AQUA by El Gaucho. Select winemakers will pour high-scoring wines from large-format bottles, and food will be provided by executive chef Wesley Hood. Each ticket ($175) includes complimentary valet parking.

Tickets to the Saturday and Sunday seminars at the Four Seasons Hotel also are available. Saturday’s program includes Appellation Spotlight: Columbia Gorge with Master Sommelier Matt Stamp ($48), The Chardonnay Revival with writer Sean Sullivan ($48) and Washington vs. the World with retailer Doug Charles. ($89). On Sunday, there’s the AVA Spotlight: Red Mountain with Sullivan ($48), The Cider Renaissance with cider advocate David Flaherty ($38) and Wine Tasting with the Masters, presented by winemaker/Master Sommelier Greg Harrington($48).

About Eric Degerman

Eric Degerman is the President and CEO of Great Northwest Wine. He is a journalist with more than 30 years of daily newspaper experience and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Andy Perdue and served as its managing editor for a decade. He is a frequent wine judge at international wine competitions throughout North America and orchestrates 10 Northwest competitions each year.

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