Off The Press

April 6, 2010

Come to tweetup — no nametag required

Warren Kagarise Press reporter

Read on while I convey a message I could otherwise encapsulate into the length of a tweet: Come to the inaugural tweetup co-hosted by The Issaquah Press at 5:30 p.m. April 14. Join other tweeps and a few reporters at the Issaquah Brewhouse, 35 W. Sunset Way.

The paper will co-host the event with Chris Pirillo, a self-proclaimed geek, cnn.com tech contributor and Eastside resident.

Bring along suggestions ideas for stories and, yes, gripes. In the meantime, look for updates — where else? — on Twitter @issaquahpress and at www.issaquahpress.com. Help spread the word to fellow Issaquah residents and other Eastsiders. R.S.V.P. to the tweetup here.

A quick primer for the uninitiated: a tweetup equals a meetup for Twitter users. Read more

Just a taste of wine

March 30, 2010

Just a taste of wine Rock Meadow Cellars’ Karen Buckingham pours a taste of their flagship cabernet sauvignon to a wine enthusiast at Taste Washington, the state’s largest wine and food event. The event boasted more than 200 of the nearly 600 bonded wineries in the state and nearly 100 restaurants. Rock Meadow Cellars is located near Pine Lake and is owned by six local couples. During the event, Buckingham and co-owner and wine maker Peter Frame also poured the winery’s award-winning cabernet franc and Rockin’ Red and their newly released chardonnay. Go to www.rockmeadowcellars.com. — By Chantelle Lusebrink

Wine and dine with us at Taste Washington

March 26, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. March 26, 2010

Reporters Warren Kagarise and Chantelle Lusebrink will wine and dine through Taste Washington, a weekend-long celebration of Evergreen State food and wine.

Follow them on Twitter @wkagarise and @clusebrink for updates from tastings, seminars and — the main event — the Grand Tasting, a March 28 bacchanal featuring pours from more than 200 Washington wineries and noshables from about 75 local restaurants.

The reporters — both food and wine lovers — will also check out a local vintner at the three-day event, Rock Meadow Cellars, a Sammamish winery.

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Wine and dine with us at Taste Washington

March 23, 2010

Reporters Warren Kagarise and Chantelle Lusebrink will wine and dine through Taste Washington, a weekend-long celebration of Evergreen State food and wine. Read more