Over 75 media professionals tasted wines from local vinters at the Washington Tasting Room in Seattle's historic Pike Place Market. The crisp fall day gave way to a brisk evening ideal for gathering a bunch of journos in a cozy wine cave to mingle and meet Paul Beveridge (that's really his name), owner of Wilridge Winery. The atmosphere brimmed with media scuttlebut about Seattle Magazine's sudden competition and a possible lawsuit. With a great mix of folks from TV, print, radio and book publishing, the mb event started fall on a sweet note, not unlike the Apex ice wine that seemed to be a crowd favorite.
- Michael Bradbury, Seattle host
At the Tasting Room, October 11, 2005.
Photos by Michael Bradbury
mb cohosts: Freelancer writer Michael Bradbury and public relations manager for the Wing Luke Asian Museum Joann Natalia Aquino
Freelance writers Lauren Stasiak and Monique Vescia
Daily Journal of Commerce reporter John Ryan with designers Dipika Kohli and Akira Morita
Joann Natalia Aquino with a becker&meyer crew: assistant editor Kate Perry, editor Jenna Free, and asst. editor Avra Romanowitz
Freelance writers Fred Albert, David Volk, Jane Hodges, and Irene Svete
Sasquatch Books editorial director Gary Luke, Barnes & Noble children's department supervisor Jennifer Ulrich, freelancer Paul Geoffrian, and MSNBC associate producer Megan Bradley
Michael Bradbury with MSNBC.com science editor Alan Boyle
Dipika Kohli and Joann Natalia Aquino
Clockwise from top left:Premier Media Group editor-in-chief Dana Ohler, Joann Natalia Aquino, designer Akira Morita, and KING 5 TV assignment editor Norm Mah
Amy Wideman, Wilridge Winery owner Paul Beveridge, Michael Bradbury, and Jenna Free
MCWS writer Michael Cox with David Volk
Look! Over there! More wine!