Seattle Visit: Wine Tasting

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Glassware in the wine bar in Seattle.
Image: GrrlScientist, 28 September 2008 [larger view].

When I was in Seattle, several friends and I visited the Ballard Farmer’s Market (part one and part two) in the morning and then went wine tasting at a nearby wine bar in the afternoon.

I was so fascinated by the Ballard Farmer’s Market that Shannon could barely rip me (and my camera!) away. But the promise of free wine did the trick.
We walked down the street and went into a wine bar where Shannon knows a lot of people, and we sampled their wines, enjoyed interesting conversation.

Seattle Wine Tasting.
Image: GrrlScientist, 28 September 2008 [larger view].

If you look behind the owner, you see wooden racks holding literally thousands of wines.

Wines. Thousands of wines.
Image: GrrlScientist, 28 September 2008 [larger view].

As you can see, they sell thousands of wines here, but this very photogenic place was more than a wine store; it is also a very classy wine bar.

Seattle wine tasting. Doesn’t this wine bar look wonderful?
Image: GrrlScientist, 28 September 2008 [larger view].

Seattle is really coming into its own with regards to style. It makes me miss my hometown even more — if that’s possible!
Anyway, after the wine tasting, Shannon decided to make a fancy dinner using the produce she purchased at the Farmer’s Market and the wine that she purchased at this wine bar. I’ll show you a few highlights of that dinner tomorrow.


About GrrlScientist

grrlscientist is the pseudonym of an evolutionary biologist and ornithologist who writes about evolution, ethology, and ecology, especially in birds. After earning a degree in microbiology (thesis focus: virology) and working at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, she earned her PhD in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she studied the molecular correlates of testosterone and behaviour in white-crowned sparrows. She then worked a Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she studied the speciation and distribution of lories and other parrots throughout the South Pacific Islands. A discarded scientist, she returned to her roots: writing. Formerly hosted by The Guardian (UK), she now writes about science for Forbes and for the non-profit think tank, the Evolution Institute and she writes podcasts for BirdNote Radio. An avid lifelong birder and aviculturist, she lives with a flock of songbirds and parrots somewhere in Germany.
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0 Responses to Seattle Visit: Wine Tasting

  1. KB says:

    I love my Seattle farmer’s markets! I’ll stop by Ballard’s (on Sunday) if I miss miss my U-District market (on Saturday). It’s so easy to drop a few hundred dollars when we go – young goat, fresh made mozzeralla balls, locally made hard cider or raspberry wine plus the addition of our own food from our 600+ square foot p-patch. The food is way too good. I’m surprised you didn’t run into Dave Matthews in Ballard. 😛

  2. sara says:

    Nice photos. I like the coloured glasses.