Taste Some Of The World’s Best Wines

Posted in Blog, Wine on Tuesday, April 09, 2024

Taste Some Of The World’s Best Wines

If you’re interested in being introduced to the world of wine, Washington is a great place to call home. But even with the benefit of having hundreds of wineries practically in our backyard, it can be intimidating to get started with wine. Luckily, Rapport Wine Bar in Seattle’s Capitol Hill is here to help, offering self-pour wines on tap so you can try a wide variety of vintners and pairings.

“We’re pretty much the first place in Washington state offering wines on tap,” said owner David Clawson. “We have some 80 wines, so no lack of choices — some amazing Washington wines, but also really the whole world of wine. Wines can be a bit intimidating, a little stuffy, hard-to-pronounce names. We want wine to be fun, relaxing, and a good time.”

Throughout the bright and airy space, customers can wander around the display cases until they spot a wine that they would like to try. Each wine bottle is connected to a pour spout, and the customer can choose to dispense a “taster pour,” half glass, or full glass.

“This really allows your imagination to go wild and sample wines from all over the world,” said Washington Grown TV host Tomás Guzmán when the crew visited Rapport in Season 11.

One of the display cases, which Clawson calls the high-end real estate section, contains bottles that are typically sold for hundreds of dollars, even up to $500. People can choose to dispense a taster pour and have a chance to sample those high-end wines.

In addition to the wines, Rapport offers an all-day menu of small bites, salads, cheeses, and desserts, along with a weekend brunch menu.

“It’s all about socializing and being a third place for fun and friends,” said Clawson. “People in Washington are curious about wine — as a state, we’re known for our wines, but all these up-and-coming smaller producers create a lot of excitement around Washington wine.”

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