June 17, 2019

As beverage director, one of the best perks of my job is the opportunity to travel to regions around the world to learn more about my favorite libations. There is nothing like meeting the producers, touring the facilities and observing the environment to understand what it’s all about. On a recent trip to Spain, I…

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January 8, 2019

Whether observing Dry January, No Alcohol November or just honoring the body with a timeout from booze, many are going dry for a day—or a lifetime. While drinking without alcohol has long meant saccharine sodas, tired spritzes, or a lime, and some sparkling water today craft mocktails have come of age. Now spirit-free options are…

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December 3, 2018

For some, surviving a Seattle winter means heading to Washington’s snow-covered slopes. Others jet off to someplace full of blue skies and sunshine. At our downtown Seattle restaurant, we think the best fortitude for winter comes with spirits. So, we asked our bar team to assemble five essential winter cocktails, including a punch for your…

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August 15, 2018

Never mind sipping in the rain, in Seattle bourbon goes year-round. Versatile and complex, the distinctly American spirit flexes easily to adapt to its pairings. While in winter you can serve bourbon neat and sip on it for sustenance, come spring all it takes is a bit of mint and simple syrup and crushed ice…

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July 18, 2018

Every summer it seems our Heartwood palates turn to agave spirits, particularly tequila. Maybe that’s because,  July 24th,  National Tequila Day is on the horizon. Maybe it’s because tequila seems so right for the coming Seattle sunshine. Or maybe, it’s just because the bar team at Heartwood Provisions needs an excuse. After all, the men…

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July 3, 2018

When Heartwood Provisions launched its brunch for Seattle this spring, Beverage Director Amanda Reed had a mission: Bring to the morning the same thoughtful approach to food and beverage pairing that Heartwood is known for at night. Together, Reed and team pulled together an offering that brings a very unique approach to brunch cocktails. Mary…

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