Category Archives: Wine / Spirit Feature

  • Wine Feature – Bodega Catena Zapata

    El Gaucho steak and Argentine wine – these two were meant to be together. Because of our brand’s namesake, we have always had an affinity for things from Argentina, including our cooking style over the open flame and, of course, wines. If you are a wine lover, then you’re probably familiar with Mendoza, Argentina, and […]

  • Lange Winery: 2012 Winery of the Year!

    “I was going to play shortstop for the Dodgers or Mariners, but couldn’t hit a curveball, so bailed on that plan. And being a 5’10” white guy who can’t dribble with my left hand, basketball was out, too.  So I decided to try and create some added value at the family farm,” says Jesse Lange, […]

  • Rasa Winemaker Billo Naravane

    What do math, science, music, and wine have in common?  A lot, actually: just ask “Billo” Naravene, owner and winemaker for RASA wines in Walla Walla. Born in India, Billo’s family moved to New Jersey when he was 6-years-old, and his brother and now business partner, Pinto, was 8-years-old.  Billo received his BS in applied […]

  • FIGGINS, Leonetti and Doubleback Wines

    Wine and steak – it’s just hard to have one without the other, and personally, it’s our favorite pairing at El Gaucho.  Partnering with local businesses and sourcing their products is an important element of our core values, and wine is no exception.  After a long and successful run featuring Long Shadows brands on our […]

  • Tom Glase, Winemaker for Balboa and Beresan

    “I grew up in a wine-drinking family and the whole food, wine, friends, happiness thing was always appealing,” Winemaker Tom Glase told us recently. “I love everything about wine: making it, selling it, drinking it…the smile it puts on people’s faces.” That passion is obviously what drives Tom to be the winemaker at not one, […]

  • A “Society Spot” for the Scotch Malt Whisky Society

    We’ve all heard the love affair we Seattleites have with our coffee – we drink more of it per capita than any other U.S. city. With the grey, dreary weather we get nine months out of the year, we need our “upper” in some way, right? Recently we learned that Seattle is also a top […]

  • Col Solare Winery on Red Mountain

    This phrase, from the 16th century, could have been a foreshadowing of the wines made on Red Mountain and, specifically, Col Solare, which literally translates to “shining hill.” Over forty El Gaucho Hospitality employees were graciously invited to the 40-acre estate last Monday to see first-hand the beautiful facilities, learn more about the special wine-making […]

  • El Gaucho’s Luxury Wine List

    Exceptional Wine, Incredible Value What’s the first word that pops into your mind when you hear, “Luxury”? Is it treat, indulgence, or maybe extravagance? The word value probably doesn’t come to mind, but when it comes to the Luxury Wine List at El Gaucho, it can! The Luxury Wine List is a section that debuted […]

  • Pappy Van Winkle: “The Most Glorious Bourbon on the Planet”

    If you’ve tuned into Discovery Channel’s “Moonshiners,” it doesn’t take long to realize a couple of things: 1) making whiskey is a tradition that runs as deep and intense as being an American, with techniques and recipes handed off to generation after generation; 2) people take their whiskey seriously – both making it drinking it. […]

  • Cask Age Whiskey: Worth waiting for…

    The change of the seasons not only means a change in foliage and temperatures outside, but the exchange of our light salads and fruity cocktails for heartier fare and a beverage to warm us from the chilly fall days. We love fall, and this year, our bartenders challenged themselves to create a fall cocktail menu […]