Cru Effect, Part 2: North, South and East

Cru Selections, our distributor in Washington and Northern Idaho, hasn’t just conquered the islands and the Peninsula. They also spearhead Locus Wines north (LaConner, Mount Vernon, Everett, Bellingham, Marysville, Mountlake Terrace) and (Tukwila, Des Moines, Tacoma, Olympia) south of metropolitan Seattle, and of course, east of it (Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, Snohomish) – as far as Spokane, actually. Some of these markets are new to us so it makes the whole trek even more exciting:


Locus Modo Red by Storm…

Document Name_20151018_edited_12014 Locus Modo Red is taking Seattle by storm (as in doing really well out there, thanks to you). In its 2 months of release, it has made it to the wine glass pour at the Palace Kitchen and also accompanied Seattle’s arguably best pastas at Il Corvo as a wine by the carafe offering. Where else can one find Locus Modo Red, some of you asked? Well, here is a comprehensive list as of February 1st:

  • Hazelwood in Ballard (by the glass)
  • Ballard Market in Ballard
  • Central Co-op on Capitol Hill
  • Central Market in Mill Creek
  • Grand Vin in Olympia
  • Wine Loft in Olympia
  • Leschi Market in Leschi
  • Eden Hill Restaurant in Queen Anne
  • Mkt Restaurant in Tangletown
  • QFC Grocery Store in University Village
  • QFC Grocery Store on Holman Road
  • QFC Grocery Store in the Broadway Market
  • Cordata Community Co-op in Bellingham
  • Mercato in Bellevue
  • Grape Choice in Kirkland
  • Vashon Thriftway in Vashon
  • Harbor Greens in Gig Harbor
  • Palace Kitchen in downtown Seattle (by the glass)
  • PCC Natural Markets in Seattle (starting in March 2016)
  • Il Corvo in downtown Seattle (by the carafe)

New Retail Locations: Compass Wines in Anacortes, Grape Choice in Kirkland and More!

IMG_9850_editedFew new retail locations added Locus Wines to their rosters these past few weeks. Here is a list:

Show your support by buying your favorite Locus wines from these select retailers. You can find a comprehensive list of retailers and restaurants that carry Locus wines on the Wine Store page.

Locus Wines Now at QFC University Village

QFC, the mega/ultra/super large retailer of groceries has started offering Locus wines at its University Village location at 2746 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105. Unlike most other mega grocery chains, QFC has made an art form out of carrying the right amount of bad, mediocre, decent, good and great wines. Their shelves appeal to a wide audience and they do that well by allowing a very generous amount of space to wine. I am glad they were able to find some space for Locus products on those shelves. For more Locus retail and restaurant locations, visit the Wine Store on our website.