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  • SoulWine takes root in SLU 11.09.10



    We are proud to announce the upcoming opening of SoulWine from Pike & Western Wine Shop owner Michael Teer. Learn more about SoulWine from Seattle Met and the below press release.

    For Immediate Release

    Pike & Western Wine Shop Expands To South Lake Union
    Owner’s second shop, SoulWine, debuts early December


    SEATTLE—The long-celebrated Pike & Western Wine Shop in the historic Pike Place Market will open a second location, SoulWine, in the burgeoning South Lake Union neighborhood by early December. SoulWine will feature retail wine sales, a tasting bar and a private event space. With a strong 35 year history, Pike & Western will continue to serve market-goers and destination shoppers in Pike Place Market.

    SoulWine will be a wine shop with its own identity that is directed by owner and Seattle native, Michael Teer, who was an employee of the store for eleven years before buying it in 1991. The name, SoulWine, is rooted in Michael’s lifelong appreciation of wines with soul – wines that reflect a sense of place and a sense of the people who made them – and his love for old school soul music. The collection of wines will reflect Michael’s passion for supporting the growers and small, handcrafted producers that put their “soul” into the dirt, the grapes, and the wine they produce, with an eye to unique quality and value across the price spectrum. Michael will thoughtfully select every bottle that is offered at SoulWine, many of which will reflect his strong ties with Italy, France, Germany and Austria as well as wines from Washington and Oregon.

    “Pike & Western is like a first born that I have grown and nurtured. It was one of the first wine shops in Seattle and has a long history of supporting Washington wines. It has afforded me long-lasting relationships with premium wineries domestically and internationally, many of which will find their way to SoulWine,” said Michael.

    The 1600 square foot space will house a careful selection of both high end and value wines, a tasting bar that seats six, a window counter for casual tastings that seat six and a private event space that seats up to 20 and can be used for casual gatherings and educational wine events, complete with wine reference materials. SoulWine will share a building with two Tom Douglas Restaurant concepts that are yet to be determined.

    SoulWine, nestled in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, offers wines created by small, independent producers that have an intimate relationship to the vineyards and the winery. Its stock will reflect the eclectic tastes of owner Michael Teer and will offer wines for everyday drinking, special occasions and cellaring. SoulWine is located at 401B Westlake Avenue North, Seattle and is the sister property of Pike & Western Wine Shop in the historic Pike Place Market. See SoulWine unfold at www.SoulWineSeattle.com.

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