Stock up on all of your deli favorites, such as salads, meats and cheese, at Country Corner Grocery & Deli and enjoy every bite.
Running low on your beverage of choice? Stock up on your favorite liquors and spirits at Country Corner Grocery & Deli.
Drivers can park in the neighboring lot.
Five Things to Know About Pasek Cellars
Gene and Kathy Pasek established Pasek Cellars in 1995, and they’ve nurtured it into a bustling production in the years since. The Paseks have found their groove with fruit wines in particular, and they churn out thousands of cases per year at their facility on Old Hwy. 99 south of downtown Mt. Vernon. Sip on a few more about their business:
Wine tasting is always free. The tasting room (18728 Fir Island Rd.) is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. It’s also stocked with wine-related gifts and accessories.
Cranberry is popular amongst customers and critics. The cellars produce 5,000 cases of this award-winning flavor annually. It’s especially beloved around the holidays, perhaps because it pairs well with pork and poultry. It’s also exceptionally good with spicy Asian foods.
Blackberry, passionfruit, and raspberry have won awards, too. In fact, behind cranberry, blackberry is the company’s most-produced wine at 3,000 cases per year.
They ship to more than 15 states. The growing list of destinations even includes Alaska and Hawaii. They also ship their popular mulling spice mix so fans can create their own elixirs at home. You can order that here.
There’s a tasting room in Leavenworth, too. It’s part of an alliance with Willow Crest Winery. A visit here is the perfect addition to a day trip or weekend getaway amongst the area’s shops and restaurants.
Wine On The Waterfront in Port Angeles' Port Angeles neighborhood is the perfect small-plate option for those who want a taste of everything.
For patrons' convenience, nearby parking is readily available.
Commute by bike to Wine On The Waterfront and find easy bike parking.
Wine On The Waterfront s fare is so good, you ll want to sample everything on the menu (and with its middle-of-the-road prices, you can!).
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Wine On The Waterfront.
So head on over to Wine On The Waterfront, where you can experience an amazing variety of tapas.
Though it’s the newest winery in Richmond, LuLu Island Winery boasts a deeper history. The buisness gets its name from its location on Richmond Island, which was formerly known as "LuLu Island." According to local legend, LuLu was the name of the mistress of the man who first established the land, and the scandal eventually compelled the community to change the name. Today, the winery produces award-winning red and white wines, fruit wines, and ice wines on this historic spot.
LuLu’s resident winemaker has more than 30 years of experience crafting fine wines. Using grapes from the nearby Okanagan Valley, he churns out vintages such as the 2007 Riesling Chardonnay white ice wine, which snagged a gold medal at the All Canadian Wine Championships in 2011. LuLu’s Cabernet Franc, a peppery medium-bodied red wine, won a bronze medal at the International Wine Awards the same year. But it’s the sweet fruit wines, flavored with cranberry, blueberry, and passionfruit, that keep the locals and the humminbirds coming back.
Sunny Trim knows the tolls that a desk job can take on the body. When working at a travel agency, she found herself battling constant headaches. Eventually, she tried taking yoga classes to ease the pain. Their combination of bends, balances, deep breaths, and relaxation exercises soothed her noggin and kindled her entrepreneurial spirit. After completing more than 200 hours of teacher training, she put her business plan into motion. Instead of asking students to leave their desks and trek to her classes—a hurdle that many busy, would-be yogis find insurmountable—she began bringing yoga to them, in boardrooms, rooftop gardens, and other communal office spaces. In addition to fighting computer-induced eyestrain and the muscle tension that accumulates while sitting at a desk, corporate yoga classes can help employees sharpen their focus, boost their productivity and develop healthful habits for the long run, which helps prevent sick days and curb health-care costs.
In addition to sending more than 200 highly trained instructors to workplaces throughout the city, Sunny has launched a studio where students can escape all thoughts of budget proposals and progress reports. Located in Royal Centre Mall, this sanctuary teems with stress-busting classes for yogis of all levels, including beginner-friendly Hatha sessions filled with poses that build strength and flexibility.
What's proper etiquette for the queen's sommelier? West Coast Wine Education's John Gerum confronted this question head on when he served Queen Elizabeth II. Apparently he made the right choice, as he went on to pour wine for prime ministers, presidents, provincial premiers, and cultural icons during his 20-year career. Gerum's achievement distills three generations of fine-dining experience that was passed down from his father, a chef, and his grandfather, a maitre d'. Wine education was always his passion, so when starting out, he sought personal instruction from the master sommelier Andrew Laliberté and demonstrated a palate refined enough to earn him membership and certification from the International Sommelier Guild. Gerum often merges his know-how with other wine educators to cultivate a roster of classes and hone their delivery. These experts join in delineating scotch terroir and describing the bouquet of a student's favourite pinot-stained shirt with an easy professionalism that has enthralled groups of up to 300 people. They share their expertise with casual drinkers and professionals during two-hour workshops, in consultation for store openings and events, and through appearances on Global TV.