The big event for Washington wine happened this weekend at CenturyLink Event Center and the wine was flowing freely at Taste Washington.
Frank Guanco’s passion for wine started with two bottles of wine he tried on a whim many summers ago. From that moment on, Frank began a quest to learn as much about wine as possible; to learn the story of a winery, of a region, of a grape, of a vineyard. In this journey to know more, Frank was nerdy enough to earn his Level 3 from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. Which means he drank plenty of wine for education purposes. Although he did get a pin for this, it doesn’t mean he knows everything about wine and spirits. But enough to keep drinking them.
Frank knows that what goes best with wine is a great meal and great stories. Always on the search for something tasty to talk about, Frank is ready for more. From the dim sum he grew up with at King Café to a Dick’s Deluxe, Frank can’t wait for another memorable meal and to try something delicious with those that got him to this point. Add in some bubbly (or Chablis…or Bordeaux…) and Frank is ready for the next great story to celebrate.
Recent stories by Frank Guanco
Introducing Rodeo Donut; a new pop-up inside of Ballard’s Cupcake Royale.
Lisa Nakamura’s Gnocchi Bar on Capitol Hill introduces her namesake gnocchi this week.
Ever go to a wine tasting event and feel like a complete poser because you have no idea what to do? We're here to help.
And you can too! Visit Agrodolce on a sunny Saturday afternoon to partake in some oddball wines - as part of their wine seminar series.
Checking in on Holly Smith’s Café Juanita 926 popup on Capitol Hill.
Reviewing the experience of yesterday’s Seattle Wine & Food Experience.
A rundown of what to expect at Tavern Hall, Bellevue Square’s beer hall.
A list of places to get away from the lovey-dovey crowds that comprise much of eating out on Valentine’s Day.
Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume opened this weekend at EMP Museum in all its costumed splendor.
Seattle has stepped up its barbecue game recently and Jack Timmons’ Jack’s BBQ is ready to serve up smoked meats by the heaping platter.
It’s the week of the big game for the Seahawks. If you want to bump up your good luck quotient, these are foods that are said to help with the karma.
We’ve got Seahawks fever and so do these local bars and eateries. Stop by to keep the blue and green mojo going.
Fresh-squeezed juice is a joyous thing; bursting with flavor, it’s a revitalizing and energizing drink. Fortunately, for Seattle, there are a number of options to get your juice.
Close out 2014 with a final indulgent meal at one of these four places. Besides, you can start your New Year’s resolution in the next week.
More sparkling wine is sold around New Year's Eve than any other part of the year. Think of this as your Sparkling Wine 101 Intro class on the subject.
Here is a rundown of Seattle-area restaurants and their plans for New Year’s Eve.
Seattle was the location of last week’s Itadakimasu Day; an event to celebrate Japanese cuisine.
Cheers to the wine drinker in your life with these gift ideas. From stocking stuffers to a splurge, these would be welcomed by anyone that loves wine.
Once a month, The Paramount Theatre opens its doors to tour the theatre. We partook and here is a recap of what to expect.
The centerpiece of Thanksgiving is turkey. Here are a few different techniques and recipes that are in vogue this holiday.
Here’s a rundown on what to drink with Thanksgiving dinner before the inevitable tryptophan-induced nap kicks in.
The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and Lucasfilm are coming to Seattle next year for the opening of the Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibit at EMP.
Last week, we took a tour through some destinations throughout Napa Valley for a vacation weekend. This time we’re going to visit the other great California wine destination; Sonoma County.
Over the course of Travel Month, we’ve explored Oregon and British Columbia, now we’re going to fly south for the weekend to take in Napa Valley; arguably the epicenter of American wine.