Master sommelier Chris Tanghe, wine director of Aragona in Seattle, is one of F&W’s supertalented 2014 Sommeliers of the Year. Here, his top 10 places to drink wine in his city.
This place was opened last year by a local chef and former Louis/Dressner [a wine importing company] employee. It’s in Fremont, in this rad old doughnut shop that has amazing windows. It serves delicious food, coffee and wine and has a retail shop, too. The focus is on natural wine, but the reason I love going there is it’s a perfect place to chill, work or read a book on a sunny day, while having all of my favorite things at my fingertips. 4401 Fremont Ave. N.; 206-557-7357; vifseattle.com
This is the best shop in Seattle for finding handcrafted edible goodies, from chocolate to cheese to honey to salt. It has a great deli and an awesome by-the-glass program—perfect for lunch. Every Thursday it hosts a themed wine tasting, which is fun, too. 6801 Greenwood Ave. N.; 206-453-5867; picnicseattle.com