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. . .and wines from around the world are available at this and many other wine bars and specialty shops in Seattle. Washington state has come into its own in the last 20 years or so as a wine region and boasts many wonderful wineries. Most are east of the Cascade Mountains, but there are a few within bicycling distance of Seattle on the Burke Gilman trail, including the well known Chateau Ste. Michelle (take your panniers for your purchases!).
Wine is not something I purchase frequently, but we did live in San Francisco near the Northern California wine regions for a long while and visited enough to know our way around a wine list. Its hard for me not to fall back on those favorite familiar vintners when looking at a restaurant list or choosing a wine for when friends come to dinner. Small shops like The Wine Shop on Twenty Fourth with knowledgeable owners who host free tastings can help expose their customers to new gems from around the world and are a fun way to learn about Washington's wines and support small local businesses.