Every year The Seattle Wine Awards gets a little bit bigger. This year their event will be held on Sunday July 21st at the Rainier Club. They offer both a General Admission ticket as well as a VIP ticket experience. Their tasting panel features the top local and national wine professionals consisting of highly respected wine buyers, sommeliers, directors and journalists. The wines that earn recognition in the Seattle Wine Awards must achieve professional consensus where they earn one of the following in their respective price/wine categories: Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze Grand Awards of Excellence These honors are of the highest recognition a winery can earn in the state of Washington.