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Wine Seller proprietor, Joe Euro

Our Founder and chief Taster, sniffer, swirler, sipper, main buyer and general “Bon Vivant”.. Joe Euro“Nose to the Grindstone”..as usual. He loves his work..

1st & 3rd Fridays of each month

October thru June… 


Arrive between 5:30-7:00 (we’re open later, till past 8)
$10pp, 1/2 price for Wineaux Club, and FREE (when you buy 3 or more!!) Often BIG Discounts and Mark-Downs and Special Pricing night of tasting!

1st & 3rd Fridays Wine Tastings continue through June.

(and Joe’s sincere apologies for not always keeping up on the web sites…retail is not often conducive to sitting at a computer…and often the Facebook page and/or  Instagram pages Joe keeps more current…cause he can easily do changes from his phone from wherever…)


1st & 3rd FRIDAY  WINE TASTINGS FRIDAY, October 18th 

Another “Buckshot” Tasting (different stuff from last time…) but rather than do all this or all that varietals…we’ll pull corks on all kinds of fun stuff!! 

Maybe a touch of “Old World”/New World” wines comparisons...c’mon in Friday and join the fun!!  Wine Not?? 

We’ll be pullin’ some corks again! Friday!! October 18th .

Whatever we do, 1st & 3rd Fridays…October THRU June we’ll be pullin’ corks on various and delicious wines… c’mon by and sip, swirl, taste, schmooz and enjoy!!

PTwineSeller.com/tastings @ The Wine Seller (arrive 5:30-7:00, OPEN till 8:00 or later) $10 pp*

The usual drill: Arrive anytime between 5:30-7:00 (we’re open till 8:00 and often later though) $10 pp (1/2 for WINEAUX CLUB) and FREE* when you buy any 3+ from tasting!

Let’s do some exploring…

…the usual time and price:

FREE* when you buy any 3+ (see store or site for details)


October thru Junemark your calendars!

The Wine Tasting Bar at one of our 1st & 3rd Fridays Wine Tastings.

Our little “Bricks & Mortar” Wine Store…Since 1982

 Regular Series Tastings: Arrive anytime between 5:30-7:00,

 OPEN till at least 8:00 and often later!

$10*pp and FREE
when you buy 3*

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Our tastings are fun, interesting, educational, sociable and delicious!
1st & 3rd Friday’s/month.


October THRU June…yes! Thru June

Regular Tastings…Arrive anytime between 5:30-7:00 (we’re still open a bit later, till at least 8:00 or so) $10 pp.* FREE when you buy 3* with BIG DISCOUNTING night of tasting! (1/2 price admission for current Wineaux Club members. *see store for more details)

and FREE* (When you buy at least 3 from the tasting..or pre-paid pre-orders)

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Joe Euro, with a passion for fine wine and food  Founded The Wine Seller in 1982 He  is also a somewhat renowned guitarist and recording artist, and is available for Weddings, Corporate and Private Events, as well as House Concerts.click here to check out his music site… and…Joe also hosts “small group tours” to exotic places,mostly Europe…click here to see his Travel Page, with an upcoming trip to Portugal and NW Spain, October 22-31

(Stay tuned for other tastings)

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The usual view of our Wine Tasting Bar during a Tasting event.

Friday Wine Tastings: 1st and 3rd Fridays each month, October Through June…

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We know some of you get a bit put off by the , they can be a bit of a “mob scene”…then some folks get discouraged and stop coming. It’s GENERALLY SAFE again! We have been averaging around 20-35 tasters lately.

Tastings 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month, October through June. They run from 5:30-7:00ish admission hours, and the shop is always  OPEN TILL at least 8:00 or later! On Fridays and Saturdays.

The cost is FREE*

(*when you buy any 3 or more from tasting) 

Otherwise $10pp (then your tasting fee is applied to your purchase, so virtually FREE)

(1/2 price, only $5 for current Wineaux Club*)

See store for details on how YOU TOO can become a WINEAUX GREGARIOUS member, and Reap the Rewards and Discounts..Wine Not “join the club” starting at only $25/year

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Our main Vino Goddess, Sharon, is often here and on hand at our tastings!


Our Founder, with “nose to the grindstone” hard at work again. Joe loves his job!


Andrew…the newest member of The Wine Seller’s Grand Crew of “Bona Fide Wine Geeks”….Andrew is quite knowledgeable and friendly, and has a bit of a British accent…although he is actually from Australia. He was born in England, and lived in Germany for a number of years as well. Andrew has his Certified Sommelier certification as well, and is also now the Sommelier at “The Fireside” at Port Ludlow

(*your wine tasting fee is applied to your purchase at end of tasting when you buy any 3 or more wines from the tasting.)

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Tasting Info

TASTINGS generally 5:30-7:00 on the 1st & 3rd Fridays of each month, October Through June. but watch too, for Special Tastings at other times, such as perhaps a Sunday from 2-4…

The Friday night tastings are looser on times, as far as when you show up.anytime within the 5:30 to 7:00 ish area, and…

The Wine Seller® is open till at least 8:00 PM

and often later on Fridays and Saturdays!

Most TASTINGS, like we said, are 5:30-7:00, but sometimes we do some “off schedule” tasting events, and these can be anytime, such as maybe a Sunday afternoon for perhaps 2-4, or a

Special (Usually) Tuesday evening Tastings…(Occasionally) .still probably5:30 to 7:00 then. “DRINKING HISTORY”

And often, after a Friday night tasting, we may have some of the wines left over, and we tend to pour these for tasting on Saturdays…stop by and see!

3 for $5, or 1/10 of the bottle cost

 the following Saturday…after a Friday Tasting.

So if you missed a Friday Tasting, check in the following SaturdayWINE NOT…maybe we’re pouring the leftovers..if there are any!


Special “Sit-Down” Tastings


.. most often held on some Tuesday evenings, a few times a year. (we do serve a “greeter white wine” to allow for all or most tasters to arrive before we begin with the Special Older and/ or Rare Reds)

Decanted and served in large bowl, Riedel “Magnum” Glasses

Check here, our Facebook Page, or sign up for our email list to get notifications of these Special Events.


Joe comes around and pours for you at your table at these Special Sit Down Tastings!

Please be (somewhat) as prompt as you can for these Special Tastings. (The Friday Night Tastings are looser on times)

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Local, Domestic and Imported Cheese, Bread and sometimes cured meats from our deli case are paired and offered for your enjoyment as well to compliment the wines.wine


Marilyn Merlot Wines…Current and back Vintages as well as whole “Vertical Collections”!

go to Marilyn Merlot page

We’ve even got Marilyn on hand for Spiritual Guidance and…the occasional photo op!

Past tastings: in the Past… Hope you didn’t miss one… here’s the historical info:

Some of our Recent Tastings:

FRIDAY June 7th: 

To Celebrate, PROMOTE (still a few spaces left…) and Explore the wine regions of our upcoming Small Group Journey October 26th – November 6th…The Wines of Tuscany and Umbria!  Wine Not join us for our next tasting event, June 7th (Friday) as we taste, enjoy and compare an array of fantastic Italian wines from these regions! Tuscany & Umbria!
Fabulous wines! Brunello (yes, we are planning to open a highly rated… and fairly expensive..Brunello di Montalcino); Chianti, regular and Reserva…from Classico and Rufina regions (all from the versatile, delicious, multi faceted and complex Sangiovese grape) Orvieto; Montelfalco (made from the deep, dark, full bodied, rich, and rare Sagrantino grape) Molto Delicioso!

click here for Italian “Tuscany/Umbria trip

(May 17th) and that means we’re pullin’ corks again. Wine Tasting Friday @ The Wine Seller! May 17th
… only 3 tastings left!
Carmenere?? “the Lost Bordeaux Grape ”🍇 vs. Cabernet…??  a “Hodge-Podge” and mish-mash of delicious and various wines in stock now!!

May 3rd. 1st Friday of May and we’re doing Pinot (cubed), Pinot to the 3rd Power…Hope you didn’t miss it…


Pinot Noir; Pinot Blanc/Biano; Pinot Grigio/Gris…and perhaps a little dry Pinot Noir Rosé.  the usual times!   It’ll be a case of Pinots Envy for sure!!

Hope you didn’t miss it!!

April 19th with The Return of our oldfriend, Roland of Owen Kotler Selections. Many small organic, and often Bio-Dynamic producers that Roland is quite passionate and knowledgeable about! 🍷🍷🍷

April 5th, 2019

The Wines of Spring!! Lighter reds, a few Rosés 
Some crisp, dry bright whites too!!

Wine Tasting-The Ides of March, Italian Wines, Friday 3-15

Italian Wines  mostly the dark, “Blood Red” Varietals, to commemorate this auspicious date, when in 44 BC, Roman Emperor Julius Ceasar was assassinated..yikes!!! Dark stuff indeed! But as they say, those who do not remember or pay homage to history…are doomed to repeat it. 
Let’s taste and toast to Ceasar, sampling a fabulous array of delicious Italian wines, some actually from the area around Rome (Lazio) and…let’s watch our backs too…. (Togas optional)

February 15th, 2019

Esoteric Grape varieties. Further Explorations of “Not the same ole same ole”

So many other Varietals we didn’t get to last time we explored this theme ( around a month or so ago)

Mourvedre/Monastrell; Tannat; Carignane; Arneis; Garganega; etc. etc.

February 1st, 2019



Friday, January 4th

“Hair of the Dog” Red Blends…we refer to as “Mutt Reds”

Blended Reds that do not conform to any formal category…

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 1st & 3rd Fridays/month

Arrive between 5:30-7:00 (we’re open later, till past 8)
$10pp, 1/2 price for Wineaux Club, and FREE (when you buy 3 or more!!) Discounts and Mark-Downs night of tasting!

 FRIDAY, December 21st.

The much anticipated Annual Champagne and Bubbly Bash

Celebration Time!!

 Friday December 7th

Holiday Wines!

We’re pullin’ out all the stops!


Join us please, for these tastings!



Arrive between 5:30-7:00 (we’re open later, till past 8)
$10pp, 1/2 price for Wineaux Club, and FREE (when you buy 3 or more!!) Discounts and Mark-Downs night of tasting!

 FRIDAY, December 7th, Holiday Wines….


WINE TASTINGS at The Wine Seller’s 1st & 3rd Fridays Series begin again THIS FRIDAYOct 5th.

Welcome Home, No Place Like Rhône

Some of Joe and Sharon’s faves!!! Rhône reds (a white and rosé or 2…) and some local, domestic GSM counterparts…Cotes du Rhône, Gigondas, Vacqueras, Lirac, Chateauneuf du Pape…
Join us please, for this, the 1st tasting of the Fall season!

LAST TASTING EVENT of the season till summer was

Friday,June 15th 

with Special Guest, Anne Sackett of American Northwest Distributors will be here to present our Final Tasting of this Season (until Fall/October).

Anne  featured an array of Pinot Noir from around the Globe. One of her Passions! Some of you may remember Ann from “The Fireside” at Port Ludlow Resort, where she was their Sommelier a few years back.

Friday, June 1st, 2018 

 Our old friend Roland returned to the Wine Seller’s Tasting Bar Friday, June 1st to dazzle us with an array of small, hand crafted delicious wines. Most of these wines, from importer Owen Kottler Selections, are also biodynamic and/or organic.

May 4th

This time we had SPECIAL GUEST, our old friend Matt McCleary of

Noble Wines was here to dazzle our palates with a dizzying array of fabulous wines (mostly reds)his company represents focusing on ArgentinaChile

Many wineries Matt visited on a recent company trip there…so he had some stories to tell too! 


Syrah/Shiraz/Grenache/Mourvèdre…our annual foray into the dark world of Syrah, also known as Shiraz in Australia, perhaps we’ll show a Petite Sirah…similar, but actually a different variety…and just for fun, Grenache(also known as Garnacha in Spain) a grape variety gaining popularity in this country, already popular for centuries in France and Spain! And last, but not least..Mourvèdre. Often the other key variety in what’s known as GSM reds (Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre blends, the main ingredients in most of the famous reds of the Southern Rhône, such as Cotes du Rhône, Chateauneuf du Pape, Lirac and more) a dazzling array of delicious reds…single varietals, so we can explore the various aspects of these powerhouse varietals. Que’ Syrah-Shiraz

April 6th: 1st Friday/month and yes, it’s Wine Friday again!

Arrive between 5:30-7:00 ish (Wine Seller open til 8:00 or so tho) pulling corks on some fabulous wines that all or most have rated 90-94 🍷🍷🍷points…somewhereParker; Wine Spectator; Wine Enthusiast; etc. and since it’s supposedly Spring…we’ll open a few tarty Rosés too 🌺

MARCH 20, (a Tuesday)


we  did one of our Special and Rare“Sit-Down” Tastings …

Museum Wines/“Drinking History”…and it truly was historic!

64 Lafite Rothschild,

‘64 Saint Julien Cruse,

‘97 Leonetti Cab,

‘92 DiStefano Washington Cab,

Amon-Ra, Aussie Shiraz ‘06,

and ‘08 Shafer Relentless, #1 Wine of

the Year 2012 in The Wine Spectator’s TOP 100 List.

SOLD OUT group of 16 tasters, with our associate Andrew, now Sommelier  at The Resort at Port Ludlow! And Sharon at the till while Andrew and I presented, decanted and gave commentary on the wines.
Lovely Loire Valley Reuilly (Sauvignon Blanc) as the “Greeter Wine” and a delectable array of cheeses and salami and Panzanella crackers from our deli!

Stay tuned for the next one….

February 16th, 2018

WINE 103 (and we did Wine 101 and 102 too)

Continuing on with our Wine Tasting/ Education Events

Tasting and contrasting “OLD WORLD” Wines vs. their “NEW WORLD” Counterparts!

January 5th, 2018

And what better way to kick off the New Year and nurse our ailing souls than with a touch of the old “Hair of the Dog”…


Red Blends that do not conform or fit into any traditional category, so not a Tuscan Blend…not a “Bordeaux Blend”…not a Rhone Blend….

But instead, Iconoclastic whims of the Winemakers fancy. Perhaps blending a few Bordeaux Grape Varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc…with a Tuscan Grape of Sangiovese…or perhaps a Rhone grape of Syrah or Grenache..perhaps even a touch of Tempranillo


Friday, December 15th

hope you didn’t miss it…

BUBBLIES; CHAMPAGNEand a touch of Bordeaux

Featuring an Array of Fine Bubbles and REAL Champagne….and just to class it up a touch and cleanse our palates from all those Bubbles…we’ll open some Rich, Elegant Bordeaux.. one of our many Specialties here at The Wine Seller!

It’ll be Christmas, Hanukah, and New Year’s EVEall covered in “One Fell Swoop”…

Friday, December 1st


From Cabernet Sauvignon to Cabernet Franc

Sangiovese to
Syrah and/or Shiraz

Merlot to Malbec

Carmenere to Carignan

Chardonnay to Chenin Blanc

you see where we’re going with this..??

Not Blends, but pure Varietals…going head to head for our pleasure and evaluation!

Friday, November 17th, 2017

will be our Annual Anniversary (35th)

Celebration Time!!  35 Years and counting!



BASH (ahhh…event..)

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35th Anniversary


Tasting BASH! 

Friday, November 17th




NOVEMBER 10, 2017


Phil Mackey 

Mackey Vineyards is dedicated to French style production and winemaking

methods to achieve uncompromising expression of terroir, that ineffable quality

that links the wines to the unique land where the grapes are grown. Mackey

Vineyards produces wines of restraint, balance and finnesse, turning every meal

and every day into a celebration.

Mackey Vineyard is located in the highly coveted southeast part of the Walla





Friday, November 3rd.

With Special Guest: Claire Thomas of

Elk Cove Vineyards, Willamette valley

Elk Cove 2014 Pinot Noir. 92 points from James Suckling and great press from Robert Parker too!
$27.99/btl ($23.23 with Full Wineaux Club Discounts)

Just in time to start thinking about Thanksgiving Wines…and Pinots are always high on our list of choices for that most venerable of Feasts!

“Pinots from Heaven”…or, at least from some heavenly places..such as Oregon’s Willamette valley; California’s Russian River valley; France’s Burgundy Region; and more.

Now that Fall has set in..let it rain…we need it. So… as the song goes:

“Every Time it Rains, It rains”….

Pinots From Heaven!

and we should have a lovely array of soft, silky, cherry/berry delights open at this tasting..

Friday, October 20th:

RED BLENDS: You know Blended Red Wines is nothing new…but it seems to be THE hottest category of Red Wines lately.

Washington, California, Argentina, Chile, France, Italy…We’ll open a tasty array…please join us for this, the second tasting of the new tasting season at The Wine Seller. Our 35th Year!

Friday, October 6th.

1st Tasting of the new Fall Season!

“While the Cat’s Away…the Wineaux will Play”

And Joe was out of town for this 1st tasting…so behave yourselves…

We brought back Roland to dazzle you with an array of the sort of delicious, esoteric, often Organic and sometimes even Bio-Dynamic wines from the 2 companies he reps for…Owen Kotler and Indie Wines.

click on either company’s name to go to their web sites to get an overview of some of the types of wines Roland brought to taste!

Roland was here once before while Joe was gone, and apparently people loved his selections

Friday, May 19th

Roland, our rep from 2 small Independent importer Distributors…Indie Wines and Owen Kottler will be here to taste you on an array of their fine wares. mostly Small, organic wineries from France, Spain and Italy.

Pinot Noir

Explore the world of Pinot again….Oregon, California, Chile, Argentina And France.


Wine Tasting
Friday…. April 21.West Coast Blends.

A dazzling array of delicious Blended Reds. ( Red Blends are one of the “Hottest” Categories of Red wines now…of course, blends have been prevalent in Europe for Centuries!

(e.g. Bordeaux; Rhone; Chateuauneuf du Pape; Chianti; and more)

April 7

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ITALIAN WINES…from all over the Italian Peninsula “Boot” and even some from Sicily and perhaps even Sardinia…!

From Piemonte to Chianti, and beyond…


March 17,2017

SAINT PATRICK’S DAY and we have no Irish Wines…

(and we don’t really think there are any Irish Wines…)

so…what to do…??? How ’bout

“South of France”…??

I know during my many journeys taking folks there, I’m pretty sure we’ve seen some Celtic Crosses either in cemeteries or on or around churches or markers in vineyards…I know…a bit of a stretch.. but we love those South of France Reds, Whites and Rose’s….so let’s taste an array of them…WINE NOT

I mean…It’s not like we’re going to elicit the help of fictional character “Symbologist” Robert Langdon from the Dan Brown Novels, such as

“The DaVinci Code” to unravel this mystery…we’re just tasting some incredibly delicious wines…for Krisesakes…that’s all.

Wines from “Minervois”, Languedoc, Corbieres, Costieres de Nimes…etc.


and maybe we’ll unravel some enological mysteries too…

Friday, March 17th…


Friday, March 3rd, 2017

PORT and the Wines of Portugal

Hearty Reds usually made from some of the same grapes used for

Cabriz Douro Red, TOP 100 and 91 points, Wine Spectator only $9.99/btl

Douro; Dao; Alentejo; Alentejano…and a few fresh white Vinho Verdes

and of course, an array of Fabulous PORT wines…Tawnies, Rubies,

Late Bottled Vintage; Reserve Styles…and more!

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Presidents Day…OPEN ALL WEEKEND!

and…in honor of our 1st President, Washington Wines…

We make some of the Best Wines in the

World right here in Washington State!!…let’s taste a bunch of them…!!

Friday, February 17th



January 20th, 2017  TBA

Barbera! (Not just for Barbarians anymore!!)  The Classic Hearty Red Grape of Piedmont, with a wide range of character, and not usually anywhere near the prices of Barolo and Barbaresco.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2017: The Great Malbec vs Merlot Taste Off!

Yes,  we know, you all love that Malbec…but Washington makes some of the Greatest Merlot in the World we think…and France makes the Original Malbec…ah ha…didja know that?

Malbec vs. Merlot. 2 of the Great Red Bordeaux/Cahors Classic Red Wines….we may even have a Blend of the 2…too!

Friday, December 16th:

Bubbles & Bordeaux

Champagne, Sparkling Wines, Red and White Bordeaux….


Friday December 2nd: December 2nd….1st FRIDAY of December finds us popping corks on “BIG REDS” for the HOLIDAZE!


 Que Syrah/Shiraz…November 4th.


November 18th: our annual “THANKSGIVING WINES and ANNIVERSARY BASH”

Wines to go with Thanksgiving Dinners (one of our Favorite “Foodie Holidaze”)

and it will also be The Wine Seller’s

34th ANNIVERSARY….whoa…


October 21st: Wine 102, Further Explorations and Investigations….another educational and fun tasting comparison of “Old World” Traditional Wines vs. their “New World” counterparts.

People have been urging me for a long time to run some Wine Education Classes again….I did a series of them years ago…and alas…fell off a bit.

So I’ve decided to intersperse some “comparative Educational Tastings” into our regular schedule for now…and it may spin off into more complex investigations…

So…what is WINE 101?? and WINE 102??

1ST TASTING OF THE 2016/2017 Season:

WINE 101:    Friday, October 7th

People have been urging me for a long time to run some Wine Education Classes again….I did a series of them years ago…and alas…fell off a bit.

So I’ve decided to intersperse some “comparative Educational Tastings” into our regular schedule for now…and it may spin off into more complex investigations…

One might ask…

We will attempt to “demystify” some of the World’s Greatist Wines by tasting them, compared with their “New World” counterparts…such as Bordeaux vs. a nice Washington Cabernet/Merlot/Cabernet Franc Blend

A lovely Cotes du Rhone; Vacquyeras..Chateauneuf du Pape with a “New World” GSM Blend (Grenache/Syrah/mourvedre)

A crisp Classic Sancerre from France’s Loire Valley vs. a

Domestic Sauvignon Blanc

A Classic White Burgundy vs. a Domestic Chardonnay

you get the picture…Fun tastings…and “by God”, you will learn something too…

In WINE 102WE WILL FURTHER EXPLORE AND INVESTIGATE OLD WORLD WINES, and compare, taste (of course) and contrast them with their New World Counterparts! 

e.g. Vouvray vs ‘New World” Chenin Blanc; Rioja vs. “New World” Tempranillo, etc.

(Hope you didn’t miss one.)

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Friday, June 17th

Wine Tasting THIS FRIDAY!
🍷🍷THE GREAT “Sideways” taste off!


Remember that goofy film?

A fun and delicious comparison of a vast array of Pinot Noirs and Merlots…from Washington and around the world!

Last Wine Tasting of this Season, until October…when we start ’em up again.

Friday, June 3rd

Bordeaux and Bubbles!

This was such a fun theme a few years ago, Wine Not do some lovely Bubblies and Champagne, then round things out with a tasty array of Bordeaux, both Red and White!

May 20th, Spanish Wines..

Tempranillo, Rioja, Ribera del Deuro, Garnacha, Jumilla, Monastrell, Albarino, Rueda, Verdejo…and perhaps a touch of the Bubbly (Cava)

May 6th: Italian Wines

from Chianti and Beyond Chianti…

.April 15


“it’s All Greek To Me”

 With Special Guest,

Gabriel Rooney

Greek wines…there’s been an Amazing resurgence of quality in Greek Wines. Beautiful; Rich, Complex, well made Reds and Whites!

Grape Varieties…???? See if you can pronounce them…Like our  IRS Tax Code…thinking of our Traditional Tax Day of April

.April 1st

…no foolin’….what wines will be tasted? you may ask…well, I’m still thinkin about it, but I’m nobody’s fool, and neither are you. So don’t go foolin’ around and miss it…that would just be foolish.. probably a lot of “Fool Bodied” Reds! Arrive anytime between 5:30-7 or so

This may be a “blind tasting”…blindfolds will be issued accordingly.
Food provided by “Sam & Ella’s Mad Cow Catering”
April 1, 2016 😉

March 4th: We will be featuring an array of World Class Washington Wines (Mostly Reds) from our fine State.

March 18th: Still Washington Wine Month, so let’s taste some more Washington Wines we didn’t get to at the 1st go ’round. (Still mostly Reds)

Friday, February 19th

Rhone Wines (and maybe a few other South of France Wines too)

with our old friend Jason, from Barrique Imports…

Rhones and even a few Chateauneuf du Pape Wines (can get kinda pricey                 $$$…)

February 5th, 2016

Valentine’s Wines

Pinot Noir and Rose’ Bubblies

valentines day red wine glasses

January 15th, 2016 First Tasting of the New Year!

January 15, 2016

Red Blends and “Mutt Reds”
“Hottest” category of red wines…

Red Blends have become quite popular!

Could be Blends of typical “Bordeaux Grape Varieties” such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc Petit Verdot and Malbec ( and maybe Carmenere..)

Maybe a Lovely  Spanish Blend…

Could be a “Rhone Style Blend”
with grapes such as Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Counoise…

Could be a “Mutt Red” where grape varietals from different categories are blended to the winemakers whims…

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December 18th: Bubbles-Champagne-Prosecco-Cava

             THIS FRIDAY!

Our annual Holiday Sparkling Wines Tasting, including Real French Champagne; Prosecco; Top Quality Domestic Bubblies and Cava from Spain!

Friday, December 4th: Holiday Reds…an array of some of Joe’s faves that are mostly limited to stock on hand..even a French Red from a new Appellation in the Rhone called Maury Sec, and Chateau St. Roch, which garnered a 95 point score from The Wine Advocate!

3rd Friday of November…the 20thTHANKSGIVING WINES.

Friday, November 6th, 2015.

FrancoItalian Tasting, with Special Guest, Sarah Cronauer of Seattle Importer-Distributor: BiancoRosso.

Sarah has been here before, and she is quite knowledgeable and pleasant. She will present an array of wines from France and Italy that her company imports.

Friday October 2nd, 2015: Italian Wines. An array of Molto Delizioso wines from the “Big Boot”  Welcome Back to Wine Tasting Season at The Wine Seller.

Last Tasting of the Season…

Friday: June 19th: SPECIAL GUEST:  

Gabriel Rooney of American Northwest Distributors will present an array of wines from Kysela, Pere et Fils Imports. (Joe went to France on a whirlwind tour of many of these properties with Fran Kysela back in 2004, so he’s been a big fan for years)

June 19th.  Then the Summer Hiatus unless we have some sort of special Winemaker come to town…) Check here, or our facebook page often, or Wine not get on our email list…)

 Friday, June 5th: New Zealand & Australia…Gooday Mate! Let’s taste some zippy Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, along with a few Pinots. Then move on to some lovely Viognier and Shiraz (blends too) form the “Land Down Under”

Friday May 15th: Southern Rhone and South of France

Been loving those Rhones and South of France Reds (Whites and Rose’s too!)

Earthy, “Old World” Character, from unique soil and varietals such as Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault and Counoise.

Join us as we explore Southern Rhone and South of France wines like Cotes du Rhone, Minervois, Corbieres, Languedoc, Gigondas, maybe even a Chateauneuf du Pape…

Friday May 1st: MALBEC

 We explored the world of Malbec (Including an array of Cahors from Southwest France…the Original Malbec)

Yes, of course Argentina makes Malbec, and has pretty much been running with it as their main “Identity Wine” Even tho they make some lovely Cabs as well…and there was a time in history where an obscure Italian Varietal, Bonarda, was the main grape of Argentina.. ..still some available, but certainly eclipsed by the Malbec Mania.

We will have a few Washington Malbecs as well.

5:30 (arrive later if you like…promptness not terribly important at our Friday Tastings..


April 17th: Old World vs. New World Wines

with Special Guest: Jason Tippets of Barrique Imports

Jason owns and operates one of our favorite small Importer/distributor companies out of Seattle.

He’s been here before, and is quite knowledgeable and passionate about the wines he imports and represents.

Join us as Jason presents an array of some of his French Collection of Fantastic wines from “the Continent” contrasting those with some “New World Wines he represents from Washington, Oregon and California.

April 3rd: Que’ Syrah/Shiraz

Our foray into the “Dark Side” of Reds…

Join us, This Friday, April 3rd as we Explore the world of Syrah; Petite Sirah, and Shiraz. And May the Force Be with us!

 Friday, March 20th, 2015

“Call Me A Cab” man…no, not ’cause I may have had a little too much…I’m just saying that, with all the great Rhones, Spanish and Italian wines we love, promote, offer here and enjoy, I still consider myself, in some dark recess of my heart, to be a bit of a “Cab Man”, and so it’s time to taste, compare and enjoy an array of Cabernets. Mostly from Washington and California…maybe some Chilean and Argentinian…maybe even Spain and/or Italy…(Most Cabernet from France is part of a Bordeaux red) 5:30 (but ok too show up anytime up to around 7:00ish) shop open till at least 8:00, often later. $10pp, 1/2 for Wineaux Club members, and FREE, if you buy 3* Cabernet Sauvignon, The “King of Red Wine Grape Varietals”!!!

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cabernet grapes

Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes on the vine

March 6th


We just love this delicious red grape varietal. So versatile and expressive, although we don’t see many from our shores…yet…Joe just opened another very reasonably price Spanish Garnacha Monday evening with his dinner and thought, “what a wonderful wine, wine not taste an array and really explore this

garnacha de fuego labelvina borgia botlle and boxTres Picos

Grenache and Garnacha

Grenache  ( as it’s called in France and the US)  Garnacha and or Garnaxta from Spain and Navarra in the Basque country, and Cannonau as it’s called from Sardinia, Italy. We’ll taste all 3.

Grenache is one of the main grapes in the famous Chateauneuf du Pape reds of the Southern Rhone, and it is a main grape in many Cotes du Rhones, Vacqyueras and Gigondas reds as well.

there’s a wide range from soft, easy-drinking versions in the 12% or so alcohol range, to bigger, darker, bolder versions that can top out in the 15% alc. range.

You don’t see much of this from Washington and California, but we will maybe have 1 or 2

Friday, February 20thPinot Noir  Oregon, California, France, maybe Chile and/or Argentina too! The classic French Burgundy (Bourgogne) grape is one of our faves, and we haven’t done a Pinot tasting yet this Wine Tasting Season.

January 16, 2015

SPECIAL GUEST: Adriann Philby of Ambrosia Wines, featuring some of her Italian Wine Portfolio. Adriann has been here before, and Ambrosia now handles some of the “Small Vineyards” Wines, as well as some of the wines of Selva Cappuzza, a winery in the Veneto Region we stayed at on one of our small group journeys in Spring of 2012.

We’ll taste an array of several whites and some fantastic reds from various regions throughout “the boot”. Join us, January 16th, Friday, (as usual)  And meet Adriann from Ambrosia Wines…quite knowledgeable and a bit of a hoot!  She does some voices for TV shows…she has a rather interesting voice…

January 2nd, Friday (again)  “HAIR OF THE DOG”

Is it too soon to return to the tasting “Conga Line”???  Nahhh! When they say, “here’s a little hair of the dog that bit ya” they’re talking about those who, perhaps, overindulged a bit, and needing something to make the withdrawals a little less painful. Of course, our Wine Seller® bunch would never venture outside the realm of moderation…right?  So let’s do some “Mutt Reds”.

Non Pedigreed Red Blends that would be outside the realm of some of the traditionally sanctioned blends such as Bordeaux; Chianti and Rhone. Blends that push the winemaker’s creativity and speak more to a “Damn the Torpedos” discipline. (or lack thereof) HAPPY NEW YEAR  And here’s a touch of the “hair of the Dog that bit ya”


December 19th, Friday (as usual) CHAMPAGNE & “BUBBLIES”

Perhaps THE most anticipated tasting of the year!  We will open and pour an array of delicious Bubblies. Everything from REAL FRENCH CHAMPAGNE to Prosecco from Northern Italy, Cava from Spain, and some fantastic top quality Domestic Bubblies too!

Friday, December 5th


Sarah Timbrook-Nugent

from C&G Wines (one of our small, Premium Wine Importer Distributors that we have a basic exclusion on out here) will Present an array of Port and Portuguese wines…and maybe a few other surprises! 

“Any Port in a Storm” they say…But this ain’t just “Any Port”…

it’s Port Townsend..and it’s not alway stormin’..so let’s taste some fantastic Port and Portuguese wines.

Friday, November 21st,

Hope you didn’t miss it…stop in to get our Turkey Day recommendations tho…wines, beer ciders and Bubblies for all Tastes and to fit your budget!!

The Great “Thanksgiving Wines” Tasting.

another dizzying array of wines perfect for that most

“Foodie Holiday of the Year”

Pinots; Dry Gewurztraminer; Pinot Blanc; Rhones; Italians; Bubblies and more…much more!

Perfect wines to compliment a Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings!

Friday, November 7th. 2014

Birthday Bash!

a Vast Array of fun stuff Joe will Open, for HIS BIRTHDAY,

(and also the approximate Birthday of our beloved store) The Wine Seller!!

Expect Bubblies…yes..there must be “Bubblies” and perhaps some Bordeaux, Burgundy, Cabernet, Pinots, and a ridiculous assortment of other gems.

An embarrassment of riches, to be sure. And who better to throw his own Birthday Bash, than Joe Euro, proprietor of The Wine Seller, Since 1982.

Not only is it the Wine Seller’s 32nd Anniversary, but it actually is the Birthday of our Founder, Joe Euro. Joe will be 63 years young on this Friday.

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ITALIAN WINES, This Friday, October 17. 5:30-7:00 (shop OPEN Late, till past 8:00) Yes there’s life beyond Chianti, but when Chianti is so good, Wine Not drink some?? Many other fine Italian wines from other parts of Italy will be featured as well!

Octber 3rd, 2014

“Welcome Back to Zin-City” An array of rich, dark, jammy, brambly, hedonistic Red Zinfandels!

June 20th, 2014.

Last tasting of this Series!! (October Through June)

Friday, June 20th: Bubblies and Bordeaux Blends!

June 6th: Grilling with DadSpecial Guest: our old friend, Matt McCleary of Noble Wines LTD, Seattle

Matt will present an array of great wines for Grilling either with Dad, for Dad, as gifts for Dad, or just to remember and raise a glass to dear old…Dad!

May 2nd, 2014,with Special Guest:

Sarah Cronauer

of BiancoRosso Importers and Distibutors, Seattle.

Sarah and her late husband, Paul started a place in Port Angeles several years ago called Wine on the Waterfront. (Paul tried hard to get me to do it, but I passed.. didn’t want to be running back and forth from PT to PA)

She now works for this wonderful Importer, BiancoRosso, that I’ve been trying to get up here for years.They have a fantastic catalog, and it’s been really fun to have Sarah sampling me out almost every week on some of their line.

She showed some of their fantastic Italian and French Wines.

Friday, May 16th, 2014: Dave Pirwitz, our old friend from local Distributor, DJP Selections, with some new Washington Vintages from the likes of Thurston Wolfe , Smasne (including Farm Boy & Farm Girl) and Claar Cellars. Maybe even something from Finnriver Cidery…Dave does represent them as well.

Past Tastings:


May 23rd, 2014

OFF Schedule since this is the 4th Friday of May. But with only a few tastings left till our Summer Hiatus

let’s do an extra one! I’ll drink to that!

May 23rd, 2014    5:30-7:00 (as usual..)

the Very Next Friday after Dave’s DJP Selections Tasting.

May 23rd, with Anna Goodman of TGIC Imports.

Times and price all the same as any Friday Tasting!

$10pp (1/2 price for Current Wineaux Club)

FREE…when you buy any 3 or more from tasting!

The Lovely Anna Goodman is quite knowledgeable and represents mostly Argentinian and Chilean Producers such as Norton, Kaiken and Montes (which I had the pleasure of visiting those two wineries on our Chile/Argentina Small Group Journey several years ago)…Pasqual Toso and a “big guns” Napa Valley producer, Guarachi,  Cabernet Sauvignon…it gets up there in the $75 rangebut we’ll get to taste this rare and somewhat “Spendy” gem this Friday!!

(Paul Hobbs, legendary Napa Winemaker makes this Gaurachi Cab!) and more wines from Santa Ema and Penefiel too…

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Since this web site has just been redone to allow Joe to make changes himself, other older tastings have fallen off here. But we have run the gamut so far this year with every sort of tasting theme such as “Welcome Back to Zin-City”; Que’ Syrah/ Shiraz; Pinot Tastings; Cabernet Tastings; Blended Red Tastings; etc. etc.