2020 Fall for Fish

Virtual Wine Tasting and Fundraiser


The Mountaineers Foundation, also known as Keta Legacy Foundation, has adapted its annual Fall for Fish benefit dinner in response to COVID-19. The Foundation now looks forward to gathering online for a virtual wine tasting and fundraiser. We are so excited to host you in our upcoming event! Get tickets now!

Help Protect Big Tree

Your support during this fundraiser will help construct protective decking around Big Tree and help maintain the Big Tree trail.

Big Tree is a rare old growth Douglas Fir spanning 30 feet around. It is the main attraction at the Rhododendron Preserve, where visitors come to marvel at the old growth forest. The trail is in constant need of maintenance and the roots of Big Tree are at risk of being harmed by foot traffic. We need your help to maintain safe public access to Big Tree and to protect Big Tree from becoming a Big Log. Please join us for a fun-filled happy hour to support Big Tree!

The Event

The virtual wine tasting starts at 6 pm on October 24th. We will gather online using Zoom. During this interactive happy hour, we will enjoy a certified Salmon-Safe wine tasting with Becky Selengut and her master sommelier wife, April Pogue. This dynamic duo will guide us through tasting two wines paired with tasty morsels.

We will arrange for wine.com to ship you the wine. Becky will supply the recipe and shopping list for our guests to prepare at their homes. After the wine tasting, we will learn about the Rhododendron Preserve and it’s unique characteristics. We will also celebrate this year’s Chico Champion. We will then wrap things up with an admission drawing and announce the winners at the end of the happy hour.

Becky Selengut is a Seattle-based author, instructor, speaker, podcaster, and chef. How to Taste: The Curious Cooks Handbook to Seasoning and Balance, from Umami to Acid and Beyond is Selenguts latest book, published in March 2018. She is a staff instructor at The Pantry Cooking School in Ballard. Selengut is also the author of Good Fish (a sustainable seafood cookbook), Shroom: Mind-Bendingly Good Recipes for Cultivated and Wild Mushrooms and the co-author of Not One Shrine: Two Food Writers Devour Tokyo. In her free time, she co-hosts a NSFW comedy podcast with Matthew Amster-Burton called Look Inside This Book Club where they read, review and riff on only the free look inside preview of best-selling (but not necessarily good) romance novels. Selengut forages, makes a mean Manhattan and shares her life with her sommelier wife April Pogue (Cafe Juanita) and their lovably loony pointer mix Izzy.

Photo by Seattle Times

April Pogue comes to us with 25 years of experience having worked with some of the industry’s best at Spago Beverly Hills, the 5th Floor in San Francisco, Seattles Wild Ginger, Loulay Kitchen & Bar, and Cafe Juanita. She believes that the years spent in these establishments along with her diligent study through the Court of Master Sommeliers have prepared her for her knowledgeable participation in our workshop.  Through the years April has been inspired by education, good service and hospitality and is very excited to share this vision along with all of you.

Admission Options

There are several admission options for this event (see rules and restrictions):

Admission
Admits one couple to the interactive wine tasting where we will provide the happy hour and you will provide the food and wine (we will email you a food and wine shopping list in advance).

Admission + White Wine
Admits one couple to the virtual wine tasting, plus we will arrange with wine.com to ship a Salmon-Safe WHITE wine to your address (you provide the food and we will email you a food shopping list in advance). You must be 21 to participate and provide a valid shipping address.

Admission + Red Wine
Admits one couple to the virtual wine tasting, plus we will arrange with wine.com to ship a Salmon-Safe RED wine to your address (you will provide the food and we will email you a food shopping list in advance). You must be 21 to participate and provide a valid shipping address.

Admission + White & Red Wine
Admits one couple to the virtual wine tasting, plus we will arrange wine.com to ship BOTH WHITE AND RED Salmon-Safe wines to your address (you will provide the food and we will email you a food shopping list in advance). You must be 21 to participate and provide a valid shipping address.

Rules and Restrictions

You must be 21 to participate. A person 21 years of age or older must be present to receive the wine upon delivery. Wine.com is unable to deliver to P.O. Boxes, APO, FPO addresses or international addresses. Due to state regulations, wine.com is unable to send wine to the following states: AL, DE, MS, ME, MT, KY, UT and SD.

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