Friday, July 27, 2012
Wine from Tacoma
A friend of mine had purchased a wine tasting for two from the cellars and invited me along for the fun. Now this winery styles itself as a boutique winery (I always thought that was code for expensive and I think I was right) and uses only wild yeasts for fermentation and ages all the wine in French oak. Sounds fancy, huh?
Again, what is it that makes people buy this? It's nice that someone local is trying to do this but I feel like it's his hobby and we're all paying for it. They are small batches so maybe that is what this is all about: the exclusivity of it all.
The fun part about the tasting was that while on Thursday and Saturdays they are at the North End winery, on Fridays they do tastings in downtown Tacoma inside Anthem Coffee and Tea which is right next to the History Museum and also pretty busy so it feels festive to be in this big, bustling space, sampling wine.
But don't listen to me, your tastes could be totally different, so get a tasting at 21 Cellars for yourself!