Feb 14 2021

All Things Avennia

You are invited to participate in our virtual series, All Things Avennia. Join Eli Traverse each Thursday, at 4:30 PM (PST), for an informative discussion about a wine topic. (Learn more about Eli here.) Click on the button to join.

All Things Avennia


Session Six: February 25, 4:30 PM (PST) 

Topic: Wine Bottles

The history and science behind glass bottles used to store wine. We’ll also cover proper storage and handling while serving.

Session Seven: March 4, 4:30 PM (PST)

Topic: Library Tasting - 2013 Sestina/Valery 

In celebration of our upcoming release, we look back at these wines released 5 years ago. If you have these in your cellar, pop one open and we’ll celebrate together. Don’t have these specific wines? Grab any wine over 7 years old and we’ll talk about how wines change over time.

Session Eight: March 11, 4:30 PM (PST)

Topic: WA Wine Pioneers

A survey of the original pioneers of the wine industry in Washington State, as well as current pioneers, pushing the boundaries in 2021!

Session Nine: March 18, 4:30 PM (PST)

Topic: Yakima Valley AVA

First in a series of the many American Viticultural Areas for wine growing in Washington. We thought the best place to start was with the first AVA in WA- Yakima Valley.

Session Ten: March 25, 4:30 PM (PST)

Topic: WA Music Pairings with Chris Peterson

For the last year, we’ve included a musical/album pairing with all of our new releases--a fun way to think of pairing wines to something other than food! Today, we’ll pair all of our current wines with musicians/bands from Washington State. 


Session One: January 21, 4:30 PM (PST)

Topic: Barrels

Have you ever wondered what purpose oak barrels serve in the winemaking process? How do new vs. neutral barrels affect the wine? What is Avennia's approach to using oak barrels? 

Click here to see answers to questions raised during the discussion about barrels. Click here to view a recording.

Session Two: January 28, 4:30 PM (PST)

Topic: Wine in Restaurants: Behind the Scenes
How is a restaurant wine program run? How do you navigate a wine list? Behind the scenes look at a sommelier’s job and tips on how to get the most out of your restaurant experience.

Click here to see answers to questions raised during the discussion about wine in restaurants. Click here to view a recording.

Session Three: February 4, 4:30 PM (PST)

Topic: Wine and Cheese Pairing

The art and science of pairing wine and food, seen through the somewhat obvious, though sneakily difficult process of matching cheese and wine. 

Click here to see answers to questions raised during the discussion about wine and cheese pairings. Click here to view a recording.

Session Four: February 11, 4:30 PM (PST)  

Topic: The Vineyard 101

What’s the yearly cycle of a vineyard, and how does it affect the eventual wine we drink? First in a series of viticulture-specific discussions.

Click here to see answers to questions raised during the discussion about vineyards. Click here to view a recording.

Session Five: February 18, 4:30 PM (PST) 

Topic: New Varietals Support Group

Never tried Roussanne before? Always wondered what Nebbiolo is all about? What grape/blends have you never tried before? Open one up (I’ll do the same) and we’ll talk about these grapes in real time!

Click here to see answers to questions raised during the discussion. Click here to view a recording.