Events in and around Madison Valley

Nov 17

Nicolas Idiart Wine Tasting 11-5PM

Nicolas Idiart, a winemaker, and the founder of Maison Idiart, grew up with a love of wine a passion he shared with his father and Grandfather. Graduated from Bordeaux, winemaking school, Blanquefort, at 19 years old ( youngest ever) ! Nicolas passion for Loire wines brought him to work in chinon, touraine, muscadet but also in Australia and New Zealand. After several years travelling the world, he moved in to the sales side of the wine Business, mainly in North America. At 33 years old, after 7 years of sales, he decided to go back to winemaking with an artisan approach: small batch , hand craft wines shaped by the mind and hands of a contemporary winemaker.

2016 Nicolas Idiart Chenin Blanc $14

Loire Valley

This dry Chenin Blanc spent 10 months on lees in order to offer a plump mouthfeel with bright ginger-led core of yellow apple and fig with a mineral-tinged finish. Organic. 12.5% alcohol by volume

2018 Nicolas Idiart Pinot Noir $14

This Loire Pinot is a great value. Red berries with licorice and spices. It is harmonious and balanced, with a plump fruitiness and silky texture. 12.5% alcohol by volume

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


Nov 23

Gobble Up

Urban Craft Uprising, Seattle’s largest indie craft show, is bringing its specialty food show Gobble Up back to Seattle for its third year running. This show features 80+ local and independent food, beverage and kitchenware makers, as well as food trucks right outside.



Details: Gobble Up will be taking place November 23rd, at Magnuson Park Hangar 30 (6310 NE 74th St., Seattle, WA 98115) from 10am-5pm.



Gobble Up will be an ideal place to shop for holiday and hostess gifts, for anyone who enjoys cooking and eating, the handmade ethos, and who wants to support the local economy. Home cooks will also discover treats for their own kitchens with new products and ingredients from inventive local makers.



There will also be dozens of chances to win FREE raffle prizes throughout the day, which have been donated by some of our favorite local restaurants and small businesses.



Tickets to Gobble Up are free, and shoppers can easily register through Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com/e/gobble-up-seattle-2019-tickets-58037841747


Nov 24

French Sunday Sippers -- 11-5PM

We are off to France this Sunday with a couple of wine perfect for the upcoming holidaze. Stop on in and sample them with us.

2018 Bois d'Arlene La Comtesse $16

40% Vermentino, 40% Viognier, 20% Piquepoul

This cuvée is lively and very aromatic. Floral and tropical fruit notes can be distinguished on the first nose, then citrus fruit notes appear. We will also find these flavors on the palate. A slight minerality provided by Piquepoul is making this cuvée unique and seductive. 13% alcohol by volume

2107 Pascal Aufranc Chénas $13

Gamay

Big scoring Gamay for little bucks. "This is so fragrant and has a very fresh array of bright and fruity, wild red fruit that is so full of life on the palate.The strawberries are so pure here. Great depth and energy. Drink or hold." 94pts James Suckling.

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


Dec 8

Joyful! Noise Holiday Concert: "On Our Way Home"

Joyful! Noise Seattle community choir presents our holiday concert: "On Our Way Home.” Launch the season with joy, nostalgia and inspiration! We’ll be singing songs about what it means to come home at Christmas -- the power, the sustenance, and the rebirth. And, as a special treat, we’ll be premiering a new work by local composer Ben Markin, the winner of our 2019 Student Choral Composition Competition. Come celebrate this new work, a setting of Frost’s poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” as well as all the delightful songs in our program.

Adults $25; Seniors and Youth $20; Children under 12 Free; Groups of 10: $12 per person

Sunday, December 8 3:00pm (until 5:30) www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4325239

Monday, December 9, 7:30pm (until 9:30) www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4325239

Seattle First Baptist Church

1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle 98122



For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit: www.joyfulnoiseseattle.org/concerts


Dec 9

Joyful! Noise Holiday Concert: "On Our Way Home"

Joyful! Noise Seattle community choir presents our holiday concert: "On Our Way Home.” Launch the season with joy, nostalgia and inspiration! We’ll be singing songs about what it means to come home at Christmas -- the power, the sustenance, and the rebirth. And, as a special treat, we’ll be premiering a new work by local composer Ben Markin, the winner of our 2019 Student Choral Composition Competition. Come celebrate this new work, a setting of Frost’s poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” as well as all the delightful songs in our program.

Adults $25; Seniors and Youth $20; Children under 12 Free; Groups of 10: $12 per person

Sunday, December 8 3:00pm (until 5:30) www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4325239

Monday, December 9, 7:30pm (until 9:30) www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4325239

Seattle First Baptist Church

1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle 98122



For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit: www.joyfulnoiseseattle.org/concerts