After dedicating their professional lives—and personal time—to wine, some sommeliers are ambitious enough to take the ultimate deep dive: creating their own. Get to know these four sommeliers and their wine labels.
I’m in Seattle. It’s March, which means Japanese cherries and star magnolias are running riot and it’s colder than a well-digger’s ass out here. The wind is piercing, the clouds are doing their best to look more mountainous than the mountains, and large branches are being ripped from cedar trees and flung at people as […]
Wine at the Seattle outpost of chef Michael Mina’s fusion-y French restaurant RN74 is overseen by lead sommelier and wine director, Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen (and he’s also a winemaker here). Unsurprisingly, food and drink pair up, and the eatery pushes a France-forward list of Burgundy-heavy wines, in addition to more local small-production selections from Washington and Oregon. Below, Lindsay-Thorsen demystifies a […]
Last weekend’s Taste Washington was a veritable who’s who of vintners and chefs in this town, with bites and sips to delight. Wine glass-toting ticket holders had the luxury of pairing up snacks from local restaurants with a huge selection of wines, ciders, and beers. Eater cruised the aisles of the boozy fest and caught […]