There are two major release weekends in March. On March 5th thru 7th, Betz Winery had their Spring Release weekend where they released their bourdeaux inspired blends. Betz always puts on a nice spread. I was able to visit them, along with some of my other favorite wineries in Woodinville on Saturday and was impressed as always with their offerings. On March 27th & 28th, Quilceda Creek will be opening up their doors for their annual release weekend. Mail list members will be able to pick up their bottles of already sold out 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon they have pre-purchased. We made it onto the mailing list last fall so this is our first invitation to the winery and we are very excited.
I am also looking forward to the Washington merlot twitter tasting on March 25th 5-7pm. This is an event spearheaded by Josh at Drink Nectar that is geared towards spreading the word about Washington Wine, specifically Merlot. Already there are 50 wineries signed up for the event and all are welcome to sign up. All you need to do is drink a bottle of Washington merlot and tweet about on Twitter. See the link above to Josh's site for details, and make sure you follow him on Twitter. His handle is @NectarWine
Taste Washington bills itself as the "Ultimate Wine Experience". I can say, having attended many times before, it truly is a feast for the senses. If you only go to one wine event all year, this should be the one. Over 200 wineries pouring their best together with 75 area restaurants serving up scrumptious bites. Wineries do not hold back the good stuff either. Some exclusive and sold out wines will be poured here. So, don't delay get your tickets now! Twitterers, make sure your follow @Taste Washington and search the #TasteWA hashtag to get up to date info on the event!