Category Archives: Wine / Spirit Feature

  • 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 […]

  • The ABCs of Bourbon

    Did you know that bourbon was declared the national spirit by Congress in 1964? Fifty years later, whiskey is the fastest growing category in spirits, and millenials consume more spirits than any other generation while drinking less beer and wine. Based on current growth rate, it’s predicted that in just six short years, by 2020, […]

  • El Gaucho Employees Visit Northstar Winery

    El Gaucho Employees Visit Northstar Winery for a Wine Blending Experience. “Walla Walla, Washington – the place so nice, they named it twice!” locals like to say. A select group of 30 employees from El Gaucho Hospitality boarded a bus last week for a picturesque road trip across the state to Washington’s pioneering wine region. […]

  • A Lesson in Scotch

    Several El Gaucho employees recently had the opportunity to invest in their scotch knowledge, by spending some time with international Macallan ambassador, Kieron Elliott. In addition to being a scotch master, Kieron is also a Scottish actor, host, and comedian, with most recent works including the film “How to Train Your Dragon,” TV show, “Deadliest […]

  • Featuring Trisaetum Winery

    In the 2004 movie Sideways, Paul Giamatti (Miles) delivers one of the best loved wine quotes of all time, describing his passion for Pinot Noir: “It’s uh, it’s thin-skinned, temperamental, ripens early. It’s, you know, it’s not a survivor like Cabernet, which can just grow anywhere and uh, thrive even when it’s neglected. No, Pinot […]

  • Best Spirit in the World – Angel’s Envy

    Voted Best Spirit in the World – Don’t Miss Angel’s Envy Bourbon Dinner! An old Kentucky Proverb says, “Keep your friends close – your bourbon closer.” For anyone lucky enough to sample Angel’s Envy, this saying certainly rings true. We are excited to offer an incredible opportunity to introduce guests to Angel’s Envy at El […]

  • Catch the Northwest Distillery Spirit!

    There are so many reasons to love living in the Pacific Northwest: we’re coming off of one of the most incredible summers on record since the 1950s; the Seahawks, and local university football teams (Huskies, Cougs, Ducks, AND Beavs), are all off to respectable, if not killer, season starts; and if you love a perfectly […]