For the past 3 years (I think...) Nick and I have gone to this event in Seattle called 20something The New Vintage. You buy a ticket and then you get a wine glass and sample Washington wines.
There are over 75 wineries pouring their wines, a number of different restaurants with food to sample and a DJ.
We will be returning next year!
Also, great version of a healthier mac and cheese I found at Cooking Light - here. And the dress I wore at Meredith's 11.11.11 party was borrowed from my friend Jessica and it's from Express!