Wine down ideas for the weekend


Wines from the SW Washington Wine Association will be poured at this Saturday’s Ridgefield’s Wine, Chocolate & Gratitude Gala.

First Friday is upon the County once again. Downtown Vancouver, Battle Ground, Ridgefield and Camas will be rolling out their pre-holiday best and festive spots will be numerous. Get a jump start on the holiday season and enjoy it for a full two months!

joyeux-noelStart Christmas shopping early at The French Door. Joyeux Noel – a Holiday Open House – this Friday, November 4 from 5-9 p.m.  Gifts, decorations, hors d’oeuvres, refreshing drinks and live violin music by Kara Griffey will put shoppers in the spirit. 

Gary Gouger offers free pasta Friday Happy Hour every Friday at Gouger Cellars Winery. From 5- 8 p.m. enjoy a dish of pasta with a glass or wine bottle purchase and be sure to check out his new dessert; a cinnamon seeded French toast custard baked, topped with a zinfandel glaze or maple syrup and served hot with a scoop of his home-made ice cream!

cellarCellar 55 Tasting Room has live music and a new art exhibit to complement their lineup of Five Star Cellars, Basel Cellars and VanArnam Vineyards wines.

Happening at Burnt Bridge Cellars, a classical guitarist and mixed media art are the appetizers to Kim Mahan’s Spanish-inspired Food by Class Cooking offerings (think pintxos, paella and chorizo). Of course, Ben’s wines wash it all down beautifully.

Don’t miss Ridgefield’s Wine, Chocolate & Gratitude Gala this Saturday, November 5th at Overlook Park from 11 am-6 pm. Wines from the SW Washington Wine Association will be featured.

veraisonGearing up for Nouveau Day, Courtney will be pouring Cru Beaujolais this Saturday, November 5 from 12-8 p.m. at Veraison Wine & Events. $5 buys three tastings of this complex wine perfect for the Thanksgiving table.

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I am a Clark County native. I am Level 2 WSET (wine and spirit education trust)-certified and enjoy pairing wine with my passion for travel and fondness of food. My most prized possessions are the memories of places I've been with my husband, the chance encounters we've been blessed to have along the way and my carry-on bag. I can often be seen around town and in tasting rooms with our two beautiful, double-Merle Australian shepherds, Challenge and Baby Girl.

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