I should have posted this days ago. If you are in or near Seattle tomorrow and Cider or Wine is your thing I suggest you think about attending Taste Washington!. VIP tickets are $125 or two for $240. $75 for general. VIP tasting from 2 to 4PM. Grand Tasting is from 4:00 to 7:00PM.
Website says over 200 Washington wineries, and 75 Seattle area restaurants.
Best of all you'll find a good number of Washington's Ciders for the first time this year. I'm counting 5 on the website and have heard 6 cider makers will be present. On the list are Tulip Valley (Red Barn Cider), Wildfire Cider, Tieton Cider Works, Snowdrift Cider Company, and Finn River Cider.
This is a pretty big deal for the cider in Washington. Go meet the cider makers and try their ciders. Should be a nice and welcome distraction from all that wine.