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Rockin’ Sips Supporters and Donations for 2017

Rockin’ Sips is a fun event with a serious story behind it and the goal of raising funds for the Washington/Alaska Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We are so grateful to be part of such a generous community, as the success of this event depends on the support of local businesses, friends, and Wine Club members in and near Woodinville Wine Country. We raise our glasses to all who are helping us create more stories of survival.

In order to maximize fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the businesses listed here have made generous donations. Please return the favor and show your support of their kindness with shout outs on social media and by giving them your business.

Tickets for the drawing will be available for purchase – and items on display in the tasting room – starting the weekend of February 18, and through the Rockin’ Sips event.

Note: this list is still being refined and updated.

Drawing Prizes

Item 1
Wine with Benefits
Winner gets to live the life of an EFESTĒ Wine Club member. Includes a fantastic case of library wine selections and attendance for 2 at one of the Spring 2016 Wine Club parties.
Value $615
– Thank you EFESTĒ Family

Item 2
3 Liter Tough Guy
Value $375
– Thank you EFESTĒ Family

Item 3
Magnum Mania
Value $265
Magnum of William Church Cabernet Sauvignon
Magnum of William Church 2 Spires
Magnum 2013 Amavi Syrah Walla Walla Valley
– Thank you William Church Winery, Pepper Bridge Winery and Amavi Cellars

Item 4
Dreaming of Woodinville Wine Country
Value $515
Memories of Woodinville Retail Collection
2 Passports to Woodinville Wine Country – your ticket to 60+ Woodinville tasting rooms
20 Corners Brewing Gift Card
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar Gift Card
Barrel Stave Platter
– Thank you Woodinville Wine Country, Stuart Butler of Butler Seattle, 20 Corners Brewing, Purple Cafe and Wine Bar, and Greg Poulsen

Item 5
Romance in Kirkland Getaway
Overnight Stay at Heathman Hotel with complimentary valet parking. Shuttle to and from Woodinville Wine Country available.
Gift card to BeachHouse bar + grill.
– Thank you Heathman Hotel Kirkland

Item 6
Sip, Savor, and Sleep
Value $700
Enjoy a luxurious overnight Stay at Willows Lodge and decadent dining at Barking Frog.
– Thank you Willows Lodge and Barking Frog!

Item 7
Dinner and a Detail
Value $465
Redmond Auto Spa Full Service Detail
Kingsgate Car Wash
Gift Card to Thai Ginger Restaurant

Item 8
Kenneth Cole Women’s Leather Bag
Value $475
– Thank you Alicia Molitor and Kenneth Cole

Item 9
TV Fan with a Plan
Value $331
Signed Script from Criminal Minds
EFESTE Game of Rhones wine set for Game of Thrones fans
– Thank you Vernon Cheek and CBS and EFESTĒ Family

Item 10
Spa/Beauty Package
Value: $360
Beehive Salon (an Aveda Salon) Gift Certificate for salon/spa services
Gift Card for Envy on Alki Skin Boutique
Seattle Suntan
– Thank you Beehive Salon and Shannon West

Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors

Ann Molitor and Zuri Hector
Michael and Ellenore Angelidis
Teresa Lawrenson

Cheers to our in-kind donors and supporters

True Fabrications
20 Corners Brewing
Pepper Bridge Winery and Amavi Cellars
William Church Winery
Willows Lodge, Barking Frog, and Bobby Moore
The Beehive Salon
Purple Café and Wine Bar
Butler Transportation
Green Apple Events & Catering
The Heathman Hotel Kirkland
Sip Northwest
Washington State Wine and Beer
Woodinville Wine Country
Woodinville Wine Update

Eight Great Party Ideas for Wine Lovers

New Year’s Eve Party

If you’re ringing in the New Year by hosting friends, here are some of our most popular recipes and wine pairings to kick off the evening. Any other time of year, consider this an “Appy Hour” party!

Gougères with Salmon Cream via Eat Seattle with Evergreen Riesling or Lola Chardonnay

Smoked Duck with Cherry Chutney on Crostini with Nana Bordeaux Style Red Blend

Flaky Herb and Cheese Filled Phyllo Triangles with Sauvage

Great Gatsby Party

To add some glam to a New Year’s Eve party, or any other night for that matter, take a look at our Great Gatsby inspired décor from our Prohibition party. Include a “secret password” in the invite that allows guests to gain entry at the door, play some jazz, and you are golden. Continue reading

Braised Beef Short Ribs from Cook + Cork

Anyone who has been to one of our Wine Club dinners knows how well our wine and short ribs go together! What makes it work? A new book by Chef Harry “Coach” Mills and Sommelier Chris Horn from Purple Cafe and Wine Bar in Seattle aims to help wine and food lovers figure that out. The book is titled, Cook +  Cork:  A Chef and a Sommelier Spill the Secrets of Food and Wine Pairing.

Photo from Cook + Cork

Cook +  Cork is a resource offering a fresh perspective on selecting a bottle of wine – the right bottle of wine – with your meal. It’s about making dinner a better experience, taking anxiety out of purchasing a bottle of wine, and how to approach cooking in a way that complements said bottle. It’s also a cookbook. The authors have been kind enough to share this recipe from the book with us. By the way, we happen to have copies of the book available for purchase in our tasting room, so come get a copy!

Photo from Cook + Cork

Serves 4


2 pounds bone-in beef short ribs
Flour, for dredging (optional)
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 bottle full-bodied red wine
1 yellow onion, cut into large dice
1 carrot, cut into large dice
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 ¾ cups to 2 cups beef stock
1 bay leaf
1/2 bunch thyme
1 teaspoon black peppercorns Continue reading