Sip Around the World


We went to Australia last night. Best part, this journey ” down under” came with no jet lag!  Martin Gorman of Red Earth Wines and the team at Wine World in Seattle poured tastings of 9 Australian wines from various regions giving us a bit of education too.

WineWorld.jpgLooking for a fun way to spend a couple of hours somewhere in the world without the need for a passport?  Consider a wine tasting in one of your neighborhood wine stores.  Many, like the one we just attended at Wine World, were free.  Others that offer food usually have a nominal fee.



If you are new to wine, or just want to branch out and try something new, wine tastings from various parts of the world is a great way.  Wine World features wines from all over the globe; Chile, Spain, Italy, Greece, Argentina along with the expected France and USA.  Find something you like?  Use your discount card (free) and save 10% on the treasures you take home to share with friends and family.


Wine World (I-5 at the 45th St exit)  has wine tastings every day of the week and special events several times a month.  Their website is the source for the most up-to-date information on store events.  You can also sign up for emails to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


Love to eat and drink?  Sign up for a wine/food pairing seminar featuring food and wines of Germany and Austria later in June for only $50.  Sure a lot less expensive than a plane ticket to Europe!

No matter where you live, your local wine store likely offers tasting events.  If you normally just pick up a bottle of wine at your grocery store, it would be worth seeking out the wine specialty retailers in your area to find out about their events.  You not only get a unique experience, but you support a local business at the same time.

In addition to the extensive programs at Wine World,  Esquin (4th & Lander, a little south of the stadiums) also has a  calendar of events where you can taste wines from near and far.  Sign up for their newsletter or visit their website for the current list of events.  In addition to wines, they also have beer events if that’s more your taste.

Food and wine is part of the culture and an enrichment of travel.  Your local wine store brings the world to your neighborhood.  Bring your friends and take a  trip without packing a bag, we did!  G’Day!


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3 Responses to “Sip Around the World”

  1. frugalfirstclasstravel Says:

    Which wine did you like the best? My personal favourite Aussie wine is a cool climate Shiraz. Never tasted anything similar in any of my travels – even in France or Italy.

    • Sunny Kobe Cook Says:

      I bought several but my favorite was from the Hunter Valley region. Meerea Park winery, a Shiraz “The Aunts”. There was also an incredible fortified wine that we got to taste but that he hasn’t added to his distribution portfolio yet. You might want to contact him through his website. He might be able to help you locate the wine you loved – or a very similar one. Nice man. Easy to work with.

  2. Koalas have no ribs! Amusing hug photos. | Armageddon On Toast Says:

    […] Sipping the great Australian wines from Red Earth Wines last week brought to mind the trip “down under” that I took with the family.   Many people mentally lump New Zealand in with Australia and try to do both countries in one trip.  Given that Australia is roughly the same size as the United States, I think there is more than enough to see and do there alone.  We were there for 2 weeks and still didn’t do it all! […]

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