View thru to Seattle from Sexy Syrah at Salty's on Alki 2016.

Sexy Syrah 2016 | the sequel

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers. by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML “Judgers gonna judge…” -Anonymous Hey folks…judging has it’s privileges…here’s the line up of winners from the 15th Annual Sexy Syrah at Salty’s: New Vintages Syrah (2012, 2013, 2014) 1st – 2013 Owen Roe Chapel Block Syrah, Red Willow Vineyard 2nd – 2012 Purple Star Moret-Gaston … Continue reading Sexy Syrah 2016 | the sequel

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Get Ready! Sexy Syrah Tonight

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about artisan wine, with occasional forays into food and travel. by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML   Just a reminder I’ll be among those judging a boatload of sexy Syrah tonight at the 15th annual Sexy Syrah at Salty’s event, hosted by Salty’s on Alki Beach, and produced by Seattle Uncorked…best way to join the fun if you don’t have … Continue reading Get Ready! Sexy Syrah Tonight

Emmanuel Chopin of Champagne Julien Chopin in Vallée de la Marne,  Image: L.M. Archer ©2016.

WITIB? Les Champagnes de Vignerons | Seattle

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about wine and taste makers. By L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML “Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.”  –Mark Twain Cut my veins, and I bleed Burgundy. But not this day. No. This day, they had me at bubbles. From Montagne de Reims and Vallée de la Marne, to Côtes de Blancs … Continue reading WITIB? Les Champagnes de Vignerons | Seattle

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Seattle’s Mandated Composting Program Enlists Restaurants to Reduce Waste, Improve Efficiency, and Enhance Community

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers. by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML Seattle’s Mandated Composting Program Enlists Restaurants to Reduce Waste, Improve Efficiency, and Enhance Community by L.M. Archer, Foodable Contributor In 2015, Seattle mandated commercial and residential composting in an effort to reduce landfill waste. The ordinance enjoyed 74 percent approval. “Seattle is a national leader in … Continue reading Seattle’s Mandated Composting Program Enlists Restaurants to Reduce Waste, Improve Efficiency, and Enhance Community

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Behind the Counter with Seattle Pastry Chef William Leaman of Bakery Nouveau

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers. by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML Behind the Counter with Seattle Pastry Chef William Leaman of Bakery Nouveau by L.M. Archer, Foodable Contributor by L.M. Archer, Foodable Contributor When girding up for holiday festivities, did you know that Valentine’s Day ranks second behind Christmas in consumer spending? According to the National Retail Federation, … Continue reading Behind the Counter with Seattle Pastry Chef William Leaman of Bakery Nouveau

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2 of Seattle’s Top Female Chefs Share Secrets to Their Success

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers. by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML Two of Seattle’s Top Female Chefs Share Secrets to Their Success By L.M. Archer, Foodable Contributor My latest feature in Foodable on Seattle’s Women Restaurateurs: Does Seattle’s culinary industry prevent women cooks from scaling its echelon of empire elites? Hardly. Here, Foodable TV shares two top female chefs’ … Continue reading 2 of Seattle’s Top Female Chefs Share Secrets to Their Success

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Award-Winning Seattle Sommelier Chris Horn Shares Secrets to Building a Successful, Seasonal Wine List

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers. by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML Award-Winning Seattle Sommelier Chris Horn Shares Secrets to Building a Successful, Seasonal Wine List by L.M. Archer, Foodable Contributor My latest FoodableTV contribution showcases Bellevue and Seattle Purple Cafe & Wine Bar’s Wine Director and award-winning Sommelier, Chris Horn. Award-Winning Seattle Sommelier Chris Horn Shares Secrets to … Continue reading Award-Winning Seattle Sommelier Chris Horn Shares Secrets to Building a Successful, Seasonal Wine List

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Seattle Food Industry Experts Predict 2016 Culinary Trends

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers. by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML Seattle Food Industry Experts Predict 2016 Culinary Trends by L.M. Archer, Foodable Contributor  Seattle Food Industry Experts Predict 2016 Culinary Trends By L.M. Archer, Foodable Contributor Ever wish you had a crystal ball to prognosticate about culinary trends for the coming year? Some restaurant professionals opt … Continue reading Seattle Food Industry Experts Predict 2016 Culinary Trends

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Culinary Boom Towns | Seattle’s 4 Fastest Growing Foodie Neighborhoods

Welcome to binNotes | redThread™ Inspired stories about artisan wine and taste makers. by L.M. Archer FWS, Bourgogne ML Culinary Boom Towns | Seattle’s 4 Fastest Growing Foodie Neighborhoods by L.M. Archer, Foodable Contributor Culinary Boom Towns | Seattle’s 4 Fastest Growing Foodie Neighborhoods By L.M. Archer, Foodable Contributor Seattle’s skyline says it all — the town’s booming. Construction cranes loom large over all areas of … Continue reading Culinary Boom Towns | Seattle’s 4 Fastest Growing Foodie Neighborhoods

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Seattle Restaurateur Ethan Stowell Shares Secrets to Building a Restaurant Empire

Seattle Restaurateur Ethan Stowell Shares Secrets to Building a Restaurant Empire My Weekly contribution to Foodable WebTV Network: Seattle Restaurateur Ethan Stowell Shares Secrets to Building a Restaurant Empire Contributor: L.M. Archer As the traditional retail paradigm shifts from storefront to virtual outlets, Seattle restaurants benefit from a new-found abundance of available commercial space. Opportunity abounds for chefs willing to jump from the proverbial frying pan … Continue reading Seattle Restaurateur Ethan Stowell Shares Secrets to Building a Restaurant Empire