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TGaste WashingtonIn my most recent Groupon Seattle article I shared some of the best food events in Seattle. I am so excited that one of the big ones on this list is happening this weekend. And I promise – this is one you will NOT want to miss!

Taste Washington is the largest single-region wine and food event in the United States, featuring more than 225 Washington State wineries and more than 65 Pacific Northwest restaurants.

The 17th annual event will be held this weekend on March 29 and 30 at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Taste WashingtonTaste Washington, now produced by Visit Seattle, was started in 1998 by The Washington State Wine Commission with the vision of sharing Washington’s distinctive wine and culinary experience with the nation.

The event has quickly grown to become the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event. This annual wine and food event truly showcases the unique culinary offerings of Washington state.

Tast WashingtonTaste Washington 2014 brings many new additions including more food trucks, more than 30 new restaurants, 61 new wineries and vineyards, a photo booth and an exclusive VIP Barrel Tasting Room hosted by Muckleshoot Casino.

The event also features a chef’s stage, sponsored by Alaska Airlines, highlighting some of Seattle’s hottest chefs, and educational seminars led by top national wine personalities and sommeliers showcasing various aspects of Washington wine, as well as wine and food pairing demonstrations by renowned chefs.

Taste WashingtonTaste Washington Dates: Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30

Location: CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle, WA

• Seminars: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
• VIP Tasting: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• General Admission: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices:
• One-day ticket price: $80 General Admission; $145 VIP
• Two-day ticket price: $125 General Admission; $185 VIP
Ticket Locations: Tickets for Taste Washington are available online at www.tastewashington.org or at participating local retailers located in Seattle, Edmonds, Anacortes, Mill Creek, Kirkland, Bellevue and Bothell.

Photos by Kristen Marie Photography