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Special Seasonings
Good deeds done by area chefs and restaurateurs.

Talk of the Table
New age of customer service

Beverage Business
Summer trends

Food Finds
Italian originals

Northwest Stir July 2015

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WA Wine Awards winners

Washington State Wine rewards businesses and individuals for their continuing support of Washington State wines. Restaurants and retails are the reason why Washington wines are turning heads and capturing attention and praise. Impressive menus, educational programs, marketing efforts and excellent service play a vital role in growing interest in Washington State wines.

Best Washington Wine event: Wine World

Best Independent Restaurant:  Cypress Lounge and Wine Bar @ Westin, Bellevue

Best Restaurant Group:  Anthony's

Hotel of the Year:  Marcus Whitman

Sommelier of the Year:  Chris Horn, Purple Cafe

Walter Clore Honorarium:  Ned McCarthy, McCarthy & Schiering

Retailer of the Year:  Full Pull Wines

Restaurant of the Year:  AQUA by El Gaucho

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