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The Happening: Seattle Muscadet (and Oysters) Month


Seattle Muscadet Month

The Loire Valley Wine Bureau is hosting an all out Muscadet Month in the city of Seattle. Muscadet, originates from the city of Nantes in the West Coast of the Loire Valley, which has a lot in common with its sister city of Seattle. Both are coastal and known for their shellfish. It only seems fitting to bring the Loire Valley “oyster wine” over to Seattle to match with the bountiful offerings of its local oyster farms. Muscadet is an undisputed perfect pairing for oysters, and will be the feature at 18 Seattle area restaurants from September 15th to October 15th. These establishments include:

John Howie Steak: 11111 NE 8th Street — Bellevue, WA
Oysters provided by: Chelsea Farms, Hama Hama Co., Penn Cove Shellfish, and Windy Point OysterWorks.

For those in the wine trade, you can rev up your excitement for Loire Valley Wines throughout the U.S. during the month of September by attending one of several trade only Loire Valley tastings. They’ll have Muscadet yes, but also wine from all other regions of the Loire Valley.

Visit the Loire Valley Wine website for more info about the trade tastings.

You can follow the Loire Valley Wine Bureau on Twitter via @LoireValleyWine.


  1. Natalie Morgan | Friday, August 27, 2010

    I love a good oyster and wine pairing. This sounds divine! Might just be a good enough excuse to visit my best friend from college in Seattle.

  2. Oregon15 | Saturday, August 28, 2010

    Are you supposed to chew when you eat raw oysters on the half shell? Or just swallow?

  3. Yashar Shayan | Thursday, September 2, 2010

    Oregon15: I asked Jon Rowley, a local Oyster expert, and this is what he said:
    “chew them well & slowly so different components go 2 every part of palate, finish w cold, crisp white IMHO”
    personally, I didn’t know this myself, so thanks for asking.
    for more Oyster wisdom, you can follow Jon on twitter via @oysterwine

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