At “Pours in Stores,” shoppers at Grand Ridge Plaza can enjoy tastings of wine, beer, cider and spirits. File photo

New Issaquah Chamber event comes to Highlands

Have you ever wished you could combine two enjoyable activities — shopping and wine-tasting — so that you could stroll through the shops with a glass of your favorite red in hand?

At an all-new event by the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, now you can do just that. “Pours in Stores,” the evening of Friday, June 23, allows attendees to taste a variety of beers, wines, ciders, spirits and light appetizers, all while perusing the shops of the Grand Ridge Plaza shopping center in the Issaquah Highlands.

“We felt it was important to bring some exposure to the shops at Grand Ridge Plaza,” said Brian Twiggs, the chamber’s festivals director. “We’re excited to bring something to the Highlands.”

The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m.

Twelve businesses are participating as venues, including Agave Cocina and Tequilas, barre3, BevMo!, Chinoise Cafe, CityMac, Civilized Nature Pet Supplies, Frame Central, Issaquah Highlands Dental Group, La Boutique Jolie, Sip at the Wine Bar and Restaurant, Sorella Salon and Spa, and Soma Intimates.

A different brewery will be featured at each business. Local breweries include Big Block Brewing of Sammamish, Sigillo Cellars of Snoqualmie, Dru Bru, Snoqualmie Brewery and Taproom, and Resonate Brewery and Pizzeria of Bellevue.

There will be live entertainment provided by local musicians. Twiggs said that the chamber hopes “to create a party atmosphere.”

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased on the chamber’s website at Ticket purchase includes admission, six tasting tickets and a souvenir tasting glass.

For more information, email

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