Events in and around Madison Valley

Oct 21

Château Paul Mas Wine Tasting 2-4pm

Château Paul Mas wines showcase the terroir, complexity and style of Languedoc. Located between Pézenas and Montpellier, about 10km from the Mediterranean, the vineyards are cooled by the Mistral and the Tramontane winds in an exceptional setting surrounded by olive trees and pine forest, oak trees and orchards. Jean-Claude Mas is the fourth-generation grape grower and first-generation winemaker. Since taking the helm of the family winery in 2000, he has started sourcing grapes from twelve privately owned estates and premier growers in the Languedoc as well as those from his own vineyard. This Saturday we’ll have selection of his wines open to try.

Coté Mas, Cremant de Limoux Brut “St Hilaire” $17
60% Chardonnay, 30% Chenin, 10% Pinot Noir, 10% Mauzac
This sparkling Limoux has an intense and refined nose of honey, acacia and crystallized lemon leading the way to a harmonious palate of citrus fruits.

2015 Picpoul de Pinet $14
The Mas Picpoul de Pinet has delicate scents of white flowers and fresh herbs frame the core notes of green apple and lime zest. Refreshing and easy drinking, ample acidity lifts the melon pith and citrus peel flavors that flesh out the medium-weight palate, finishing clean.

2015 Carignan Vieilles Vignes $14
Taken from the highest altitude of the Paul Mas vineyards with a southeast facing slope, this old vine Carignan is all spice and blackberry on the nose with subtle background notes of cocoa and tasty oak. The palate is lush and full with dark fruit and licorice intermingled with velvety tannins.

2015 Grenache Syrah Mourvedre $15
35% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 30% Mourvèdre
From Les Cés vineyard in the upper Hérault Valley, this GSM has aromas of blackberry followed by truffle and mocha, violets. It. Blackcurrant flavors on the mid palate and licorice flavors on the finish with full bodied velvety tannins.

2015 Malbec $15
90% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Franc
This Malbec comes from 19 year-old vines panted in gravely soils. The wine is powerful and complex with aromas of ripe plum, blackcurrant and mocha combined with spicy notes. Medium to full-bodied, this Malbec reveals ripe tannins supported by a good fruit concentration and layers of sweet spices and vanilla.

Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 4-5 selections on a theme every Saturday from 2 until the bottles run out and on Sunday we offer a mini-tasting of two wines all day from 11-5.

We are conveniently located at 1127 34th Avenue (at Union). For more information:
www.madronawinemerchants.com
info@madronawinemerchants.com

206-860-6017


Oct 22

Wolftrap Wine Tasting 11-5pm

Château Paul Mas wines showcase the terroir, complexity and style of Languedoc. Located between Pézenas and Montpellier, about 10km from the Mediterranean, the vineyards are cooled by the Mistral and the Tramontane winds in an exceptional setting surrounded by olive trees and pine forest, oak trees and orchards. Jean-Claude Mas is the fourth-generation grape grower and first-generation winemaker. Since taking the helm of the family winery in 2000, he has started sourcing grapes from twelve privately owned estates and premier growers in the Languedoc as well as those from his own vineyard. This Saturday we’ll have selection of his wines open to try.

Coté Mas, Cremant de Limoux Brut “St Hilaire” $17
60% Chardonnay, 30% Chenin, 10% Pinot Noir, 10% Mauzac
This sparkling Limoux has an intense and refined nose of honey, acacia and crystallized lemon leading the way to a harmonious palate of citrus fruits.

2015 Picpoul de Pinet $14
The Mas Picpoul de Pinet has delicate scents of white flowers and fresh herbs frame the core notes of green apple and lime zest. Refreshing and easy drinking, ample acidity lifts the melon pith and citrus peel flavors that flesh out the medium-weight palate, finishing clean.

2015 Carignan Vieilles Vignes $14
Taken from the highest altitude of the Paul Mas vineyards with a southeast facing slope, this old vine Carignan is all spice and blackberry on the nose with subtle background notes of cocoa and tasty oak. The palate is lush and full with dark fruit and licorice intermingled with velvety tannins.

2015 Grenache Syrah Mourvedre $15
35% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 30% Mourvèdre
From Les Cés vineyard in the upper Hérault Valley, this GSM has aromas of blackberry followed by truffle and mocha, violets. It. Blackcurrant flavors on the mid palate and licorice flavors on the finish with full bodied velvety tannins.

2015 Malbec $15
90% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Franc
This Malbec comes from 19 year-old vines panted in gravely soils. The wine is powerful and complex with aromas of ripe plum, blackcurrant and mocha combined with spicy notes. Medium to full-bodied, this Malbec reveals ripe tannins supported by a good fruit concentration and layers of sweet spices and vanilla.

Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 4-5 selections on a theme every Saturday from 2 until the bottles run out and on Sunday we offer a mini-tasting of two wines all day from 11-5.

We are conveniently located at 1127 34th Avenue (at Union). For more information:
www.madronawinemerchants.com
info@madronawinemerchants.com

206-860-6017


Oct 29

French Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting -- 11-5pm

This Sunday stop on by for a Sunday Sipper Smackdown. Same country, same grapes, different proportions, different regions. Come see how Côtes du Rhône stacks up against Costieres de Nimes.

2016 Domaine des Pasquiers Côtes du Rhône $10
75% Grenache, 25% Syrah
A great little entry Rhone wine with more dark fruit and structure than you expect for the money.

2015 Mas de Bressades Costieres de Nimes $15
45% Syrah, 55% Grenache
A very earthy, gamey Southern French blend with sweet cherry and dark berry notes, lots of spice, violets, and licorice with a smooth texture and medium body.

Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 4-5 selections on a theme every Saturday from 2 until the bottles run out and on Sunday we offer a mini-tasting of two wines all day from 11-5.

We are conveniently located at 1127 34th Avenue (at Union). For more information:
www.madronawinemerchants.com
info@madronawinemerchants.com

206-860-6017


Oct 30

2017 Seattle Public Safety Survey

Seattle University is administering the 3rd annual citywide Seattle Public Safety Survey. The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback on public safety and security concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle. A report on the survey results will be provided to the Seattle Police Department to assist them with making your neighborhood safer and more secure. The survey is accessible at ublicsafetysurvey.org/index.html... from October 15th through November 30th and is available in Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, English, Korean, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya and Vietnamese. Please circulate this information to your friends, family, co-workers and community members and feel free to post the information on your social media. Public safety and security are community concerns. Please make sure your voice is heard by completing the public safety survey today.


Nov 4

Northwest Boychoir Auditions

For information, contact Northwest Choirs at 206-524-3234 or info@northwestchoirs.org.

Auditions for New Members – Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Northwest Boychoir will hold auditions for new members at its facility at the University Heights Center in Seattle on Saturday, November 4, 2017 or at a time convenient for families. We are looking for boys ages 6-9 for January enrollment.

All boys are eligible to audition; no prior musical training is required – just musical aptitude and obvious enjoyment of music. Financial aid is available to any student who meets our audition requirements. We are firmly committed to assisting families with financial aid to cover tuition and other program costs.

Audition appointments are scheduled through the Northwest Choirs office by calling 206-524-3234 or through our website at www.nwboychoir.org. Auditions are private and low-key, designed to make the boys feel comfortable and relaxed. They last about 15 minutes, and parents are strongly encouraged to be present.

Now in his 33rd year, Music Director Joseph Crnko leads a skilled teaching staff that is committed to delivering exceptional music training in a nurturing and professional environment. Founded in 1974, the Northwest Boychoir enrolls about 150 young singers annually in five levels of training choirs. Members represent more than 100 public and private schools in the greater Seattle area. Northwest Boychoir music staff members are trained musicians and music educators. Members enjoy the benefit of small classes and focused instruction.

Recognized as one of the nation’s premier children’s choral programs, the Northwest Boychoir serves as the official singing ambassadors of Washington State as recognized by five consecutive governors. The Northwest Boychoir also maintains a long-standing professional relationship with the Seattle Symphony, which gives members the opportunity to perform regularly with the region’s world-class symphony orchestra.

For more information regarding auditions or the Northwest Boychoir, call 206-524-3234 or visit the website at nwboychoir.org.


Nov 11

Distiller for a Day

Are you interested in learning how to make spirits like a small craft distiller?

Join Capitol Hill’s own OOLA Distillery for a hands-on exploration of the process.

During this unique workshop, you’ll:

- Work directly with OOLA’s distilling team to learn about the inner-workings of a grain-to-glass craft distillery operation

- Gain insight into the craft — and heft! — of distilling under the guidance of renowned distiller Kirby Kallas-Lewis

- Create a unique, balanced, and nuanced spirit in a single day

- Sample a variety of OOLAs offerings, which is certain to stimulate both your taste buds and passion for this age-old process

There will be a lunch break with ample opportunity to enjoy the vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Learn more & Register: learnatcentral.org/industry-training/craft-distilling-institute/distiller-for-a-day