store1Tasting Schedule  The WINE SELLER®  2017

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1st & 3rd Fridays of each month

October thru June…


wine tastings for 2017






  Arrive anytime between 5:30-7:00, shop OPEN till at least 8:00 and often later!

$10*pp and FREE
when you buy 3*


Next Tasting: Friday, April 7,2017


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(Stay tuned for other tastings)

we may do some of our Special Sit-Down Tastings soon too)

Arrive any time between 5:30-7:00 (shop is OPEN till at least 8:00..or later) see store or web site for more details.

shop is OPEN till at least 8:00 and often even later. $10 pp*
FREE when you buy 3 or more*!!

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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…


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.


Wine Tastings:

1st and 3rd Fridays

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 (your tasting fee is applied to your purchase)

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


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Our main Vino Goddess, Sharon, is often on hand at the tastings!


Our Founder, with “nose to the grindstone” hard at work again. He 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.

(*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 Tuesday evening Tastings…(Occasionally) .still probably 5:30 to 7:00 then.

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

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

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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”!

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:

Recent Tastings:

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 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

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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.