Sip Northwest is excited to release its sixth annual Best of the Northwest 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, upright industry influencers and more.
An open call for submissions last spring drafted 531 wines, 263 beers, 114 spirits and 130 ciders that were sampled blind and judged by over 80 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 following pages, with tasting notes, price tags and more.
The issue also profiles some of the most influential personalities in each beverage, along with features of locally supporting restaurants, bars, tours, festivals and drink experiences.
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Sip Northwest’s 2017 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: