SipNorthwest Magazine Announces the 2018 Best of the Northwest!
(Seattle, WA – October 15th, 2018) – SipNorthwest 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, producers to watch, elite drink destinations to visit and when, plus much more.
An open call for submissions in April drafted more than 667 entries from wine, 282 beers, 145 from spirits and 145 ciders. The magazine recruited an accomplished, qualified group of 92 premier palates from the greater Pacific Northwest to assess and determine the top four medalists, plus Judges’ Picks, in each respective beverage category.
Together, SipNorthwest and the judging panels built a comprehensive listing of medaled winners to add to readers’ shopping list — enough to supply Northwest drinks year-round.
“Putting on this competition and resulting print issue is always an endeavor with so many moving parts, but worth it to see who is producing what in Northwest beverage right now,” says Erin James, editor-in-chief of Sip Publishing, publishers of SipNorthwest. “At SipNorthwest, we believe it is our responsibility to the reader to share what is out there. The adept palates on our blind panels help us to uncover and share what is the best of the Northwest, purely based on the drink itself, without any prejudices.”
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 at and sip-savvy advice.
About SipNorthwest Magazine SipNorthwest magazine is a locally owned-and-operated quarterly magazine that showcases the wines, beers, spirits and ciders of the Pacific Northwest. The award-winning magazine was created to be the leading authority and resource on the emerging and flourishing beverage scene, covering everything from recipes and the culture to the faces and the stories behind all that is “sippable” in theNorthwest.Media Contact:
Kristin Ackerman Bacon
Publisher and CEO, Sip Publishing [email protected]sipnorthwest.com | (206) 701-0238