Category Archives: Wine / Spirit Feature

  • WillaKenzie Wines from Oregon Pair Perfectly with Summer Menus

    May and June mark the beginning of our prized Northwest salmon runs and our culinary team is inspired by the rich flavors of our native fish – especially in Copper River Salmon.  The high acidity and earthiness of Oregon Pinot Noirs pair perfectly and we are featuring some very special selections from between now and […]

  • Kanpai! Say Cheers with Japanese Whisky

    El Gaucho’s sourcing philosophy is to offer the best products the world has to offer. Whisky is no exception, and AQUA and El Gaucho are proud to offer delicious, unique and rare spirits on our menus. Japanese whiskys are a style of their own and becoming increasingly popular. Yes, a country historically associated with rice […]

  • Celebrate Oregon Wine Month With Us!

    “Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.” No doubt, Oregon wine has come a long way since the first vines were planted: in 1970, there were five commercial wineries in Oregon and 35 recorded acres of vineyards. Today, there are more than 400 wineries and more than 20,000 […]

  • Ready to Taste Summer in a Glass? Try our Lemongrass Koh-jito

    Ready to taste summer in a glass? El Gaucho and AQUA are excited to offer a refreshing new cocktail this August, featuring local products Big Gin, and DRY Sparkling’s Reserve Edition flavor: the Lemongrass Koh-jito. Just like the name alludes, it’s a twist on the mojito (Koh means island in Thai). With refreshing ingredients like […]

  • Getting Dirty with Oregon Pinot Noir

    Dirt might not be the first thing that comes to mind when enjoying a glass of wine, but the make-up of the soil has a profound effect on the overall flavor profile of wine. While the quintessential grape may be a prerequisite for quality, it requires support from both the climate and soil. More than […]

  • El Gaucho Bellevue Proudly Offers Glenmorangie’s “Pride 1978″

    El Gaucho Bellevue Proudly Offers Glenmorangie’s “Pride 1978″ – the only bottle in the state If you happen to be looking for some great “medicine,” look no further than El Gaucho Bellevue. The only bottle of Glenmorangie Pride 1978 in the state just arrived and is beautifully resting on the glass shelf in the bar, […]

  • Spring Valley Vineyard

    “The more I have learned about wine … the more I have realized that it weaves in with human history from its very beginning, as few, if any, other products do. Textiles, pottery, bread … there are other elements of daily use that we can also trace back to the Stone Age. Yet wine alone […]

  • Argyle Winery: Wine of the Month

    What image comes to mind when you hear “Argyle?” Socks, maybe a sweater? The various colored, diamond pattern is quite discernable, and can be traced back to the tartan of a Scottish clan. Without a doubt, the classic pattern has withstood the test of time. When famed Australian winemaker Brian Croser and Texan Rollin Soles […]

  • Five ‘Wine’derful Days Through Washington State

    Each year, a select group of wine professionals are invited on a Washington Wine Commission sponsored trip to learn all about Washington State wine. The packed itinerary includes focus seminars, group tastings, and small group exercises in the vineyards and wineries, stretching from Seattle to Walla Walla. Attendees also enjoy delicious dining experiences and some […]