Sip Northwest magazine is excited to release its seventh annual Best of the Northwest awards issue. This collector’s edition showcases the winners of the grand tasting competition from wine, beer, spirits and cider, along with top Northwest beverage trends, locally focused restaurant and bars, top drink destinations to visit and when, plus much more.

An open call for submissions last spring drafted 667 wines, 282 beers, 145 spirits and 145 ciders that were sampled blind and judged by nearly 100 leading beverage experts, from master sommeliers and cicerones to certified spirit judges and cider buyers, who determined the top four in each respective beverage category.

The tastings led to an all-inclusive, encyclopedic catalog of winners that now have a proven track record of greatness and are splayed out on the pages of the fall print issue, with tasting notes, price tags and more.

The issue also names producers and destinations to watch and visit in 2019, expert’s favorite drinks, bucket list makers to visit, ideal locations to seasonally drink and sip-savvy advice.

To subscribe to the magazine and pick up this collector’s edition in print, including medalists and Judges’ Picks, click here.

Sip Northwest’s 2018 Best of the Northwest issue is a versatile compilation of the top billing beverages of the year. For the full lists of medalists by category, select from below:

BEST OF WINE
BEST OF BEER
BEST OF SPIRITS
BEST OF CIDER