Grape Escape

Tonight’s Pacific Highway 101 Wine Tasting at Stan Hywet focuses on delectable Northwest vintages. Instead of the usual suspects from Northern California, the vino was selected from Washington, Oregon, and central California. “We’re not doing Napa-Sonoma,” says spokeswoman Rhonda Howell. “I want people to get something different.” Picks include sherries, zinfandels, and plenty of surprises. “Not many people know that some of the best pinot noirs come from this region,” says Howell. There’ll also be many blends to tickle your palate -- from cabernet/merlot/Syrah to chardonnay/Marsanne/Saint-Emilion. “They’re great when you want ‘just a glass of wine,’” says Howell. And with most bottles selling for less than $25, you can bring one or two of them home.
Fri., May 25, 7 p.m.