I should have known when I got the mail from Eric that this was no ordinary wine binging opportunity.  Eric has a way of picking out only the most distinguished of events.  Thanks to his deep connections, we soon had tickets for the event of the century:  the Washington Wine Expo at the Seahawks Exibition Center.  This is an annual event that showcases Washington wines paired with food from many local resturaunts.  The event lasts from 6:00 - 10:00, but if you pay for the special VIP tickets, you can get in two hours early.  Naturally, we sprung for the extra tickets.  And a cab ride home.