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Seattle-Wine Vs. Beer Food Pairing Challenge!

Friday, July 25, 2014, 6:30 PM until 9:00 PM
Patterson Cellars Warehouse Location
19501 144th Avenue NE, D-600
Woodinville, WA  98072
Terese Flaherty-Vaniman
425 882-1621
Wine Education
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The Seattle Chapter of Women For WineSense Presents  
A Taste-Off Pitting Grape Against Hops

Winemaker vs. Brewer Food Pairing Challenge!
Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 6:30pm 
Patterson Cellars 
Warehouse District Location 

19501 144th Ave. NE, D-600

Woodinville, Washington


A perfect summer event for both the wine AND beer lover! Our winemaker and
brewer will be given the
description of a selection of appetizers:

The Challenge
: give us your b
est pairing! And we will decide! 

Appetizers to be paired:


Toasted Coconut Chicken Salad

Served in Crispy Wonton Cups and Topped with Fresh Mango


Peppadew Peppers with Feta and Pistachios

Mild Creamy Feta Cheese Blended with Sweet Pistachios.

Piped into Bright Red Spicy Peppadew Peppers. Topped with Toasted Pistachio Nuts


Grilled Tender Flank Steak Bites

Garnished with Argentinean Chimichurri Sauce


Seasonal Fresh Alderwood Planked Salmon Bites

With Chef Shelby’s Original House Rub


BLT Deviled Egg

Bacon Jam and Sundried Tomato Filled Eggs with a garnish of

fresh Tomato, Lettuce, Mini Crouton and Bacon

Sundried Tomato & Basil Pesto Palmiers
Light, airy Puff-Pastry Swirled with Basil and Creamy Sundried Tomato Pestos.


Our Competitors 
The Winemaker: John Patterson of Patterson Cellars in Woodinville, Washington 
The Brewer: Whitney Burnside, of Pelican Brewery in Pacific City, Oregon  
John Patterson began his wine making career at a younger age than most, assisting his father, Jack, as a young cellar rat in the '80's. Father and son opened Patterson Cellars in 2000, and now, 14 years later, John produces about 5,000 cases a year. Made in an approachable, new world style, he makes 100% varietals and blends from various Washington appellations, including Horse Heaven Hills and Red Mountain, and vineyards such as Ciel du Cheval. He is often inspired to throw something new into his award-winning lineup, making something different depending on where the grapes and his wine making talents take him. As they say at Patterson Cellars: "Serious about wine. Everything else is up for grabs." 

Whitney Burnside is originally from the Seattle area, but she is now at home on the Oregon coast as multiple award-winning Pelican Brewery's first female Head Brewer in Pacific City. Her career path was not exactly direct, but it began with a degree in Culinary Arts. Working as an artisan cheesemaker, she began home brewing and knew fermentation was the career for her. It wasn't an easy path, but Whitney says “Brewing, to me, is food", and her goal is to someday open a brewery with an adjacent bakery, a great way of blending her talents. A dedicated Seahawks fan, Whitney created a "12th woman" beer called Seahops Pale Ale in honor of the Hawks.

Let the challenge begin!

Please note the registration system charges a $3.00 processing fee for nonmembers to pay by credit card. To RSVP & pay by check, email me at or call 425-882-1621. Your check must be received 3 days after your RSVP is made. After that time your seat will be released. Mail your check (made out to Seattle Women For WineSense) to me at Terese Flaherty-Vaniman, 6910 Old Redmond Rd. #G 120, Redmond, WA, 98052. Please contact me with questions about the website or method of payment. This event is nonrefundable.