Northwest NEWS

July 31, 2000


Wine & Food Festival celebrates the best of the Northwest

Get your taste buds ready for the Enological Society of the Pacific Northwest's 26th annual Wine & Food Festival this Saturday, August 5. Tickets are still available for the event.
   The festival will feature more than 150 Northwest wines. Mingle with the judges and many representatives from Northwest wineries. Enjoy a three-course meal near one of the ponds, among the plantings or anywhere in the central courtyard of North Seattle Community College.
   Upon entrance you will be given a program of the participating wineries and a souvenir wine glass. Feel free to sample your old favorite wines, discover new favorites and nibble from the cheese and fruit table before the appetizer course is served. Dance all evening to the sounds of the Palm Avenue Ensemble and be there for the exciting announcements of the gold, silver and bronze awards in each category. A list of the award winners will be given out to the attendees after the announcements.
   The Festival starts at 5pm and will go to 9:30 to allow time to relax with your dessert and coffee, enjoy the music, do a little dancing before you head for home.
   Festival ticket prices are $55 for members, $65 for guests. Order your tickets by calling reservations chair Andria Bovey at (206) 781-8531 or emailing her at A limited number of reserved tables (for 6, 8 or 10 persons) are available on a first come, first served basis and will be distributed throughout the Festival this year.
   The Enological Society has been in existence since 1975. The Greater Seattle Chapter now has almost 2,000 members. Memberships in the Enological Society are available for $20 a year for single and $35 for a couple.
   It is a non-profit organization run entirely by member/volunteers who are devoted to expanding the members' knowledge of wine and its relationship to the enjoyment of food.