“20Something–The New Vintage” back at Fremont Studios on November 21
November 19, 2009 by Doug Haugen
Seattle’s hottest wine event returns this weekend
Last year, we attended 20Something–The New Vintage, and it was a sight (and taste!) to behold. I’d never seen anything like it. 750 young people dressed to kill, dancing, and holding wine glasses, refilled by over sixty Washington winemakers working the floor. Put together by the Washington Wine Commission, it was an event designed for those that are–contrary to traditional wisdom–holding up the wine industry: young people.
The popularity of wine among Millennials (ages 21-30) is rapidly growing, yet many younger consumers are still intimidated by traditional wine tasting events. 20something–the new vintage is changing that, by bringing Washington winemakers to Fremont Studios on November 21 to mix and mingle with this younger generation.
Tickets to 20something–the new vintage, which has sold out every year since it began in 2006, are selling fast. And it’s easy to see why: more than 75 winemakers will mix with the crowd, pouring their favorite $30-and-under wines. Also, over 15 of Seattle’s trendiest chefs will be serving their best culinary treats, and KEXP’s DJ Darek Mazzone will be spinning the evening’s soundtrack. A full list of participating wineries and restaurants can be found at www.thenewvintage.org.
New this year, 20something–the new vintage will feature education stations to engage attendees and help them discover more about the Washington wines they taste. 20-somethings will: learn how to spot a flawed wine; understand more about the textures, flavors, and aromas of wine; and participate in interactive activities throughout the evening. Though this event is aimed to raise awareness and knowledge of Washington wine among younger wine drinkers, those over 30 and “young at heart” are more than welcome. The event is for all present and future fans of Washington wine.
For additional information on this event, please visit www.thenewvintage.org. Tickets to 20something–the new vintage are available through Brown Paper Tickets (via www.thenewvintage.org). For more information on the Washington wine industry, please visit www.washingtonwine.org.
We’ll be at this year’s event this Saturday. See you there.