Seattle Magazine
August 15, 2017
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When it comes to sampling wines at a tasting, sip, dump or spit—and remember: It’s OK not to taste everything.

A day spent at a wine tasting event is a marathon, not a sprint—words to drink by especially in the case of a weekend-long event, such as the annual Auction of Washington Wines, the state’s top wine-based charity auction, celebrating its 30th anniversary August 17–19 at Woodinville’s Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. Paul Zitarelli, owner of Full Pull Wines, weighs in on how to make sure you’re still standing at the end of the day.

1. Eat Early and Often. Even if the event includes food, stop at Dick’s for a pre-function burger so that first glass won’t go straight to your head. Mixing food with wine will keep your energy up and palate sharp>>>Read the entire article on Seattle Magazine