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Sip and shop: Don't miss these 11 stops on the Renton Wine Walk

Drinking wine and going shopping is frowned upon in most establishments, no matter how therapeutic it sounds.

But at the Renton Wine Walk, tasting local wines and buying new goodies is more than encouraged. You can sample more than 20 different wines from local wineries while exploring the uniqueness of downtown Renton. Come for the vino, stay for the stores.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the businesses that are participating at this year’s Renton Wine Walk:

1. Cugini Florist

Head to the Wine Walk with your S.O. for date night, making sure to end at Cugini for fresh flowers. Explore their extensive collection of bouquets, plants, roses, and unique gifts. Drop a few hints to your partner to ensure you leave with an assortment of flowers from their “romantic collection.” All the while, you can sip wine from Renton’s own Cedar River Cellars.

2. Sparkle

Have you heard of Richelle, the owner of Sparkle Gifts and Whatnot? She sells seashells down by the seashore….and in downtown Renton. For years, Richelle has collected sea glass and seashells from her travels. These found treasures serve as the inspiration behind her aptly named specialty gifts and décor shop. Enjoy boutique wines from Long Cellars, while you hunt for treasure of your own.

3. Handsome Devil Ink

If now feels like the right time to get that ink you’ve been dreaming of, stop in and chat with the gentlemen at Handsome Devil Ink for a custom piece of art you’ll be able to carry forever.

While you chat about your new tattoo, enjoy a glass of wine from Three of Cups winery. The winery’s name comes from the tarot card, Three of Cups, which symbolizes conviviality, abundance, joy, and friendship—all things that happen naturally with wine.

4. BLOQS

Calling someone a BloqHead might sound like an insult, but in this case, we promise it’s a good thing. BloqHeads, otherwise known as BLOQS employees, build and maintain engaging websites and handle all of the technical jargon you don’t want to deal with. They’ll work with you to create a site that’s appealing and compelling, so you can continue running your business. Talk shop while tasting classically-styled wines from Fall Line Winery.

5. LA Frames

Nothing makes a house feel like a home more than a beautifully framed photograph. And whether you prefer a rustic wooden hand-crafted frame or a modern metal frame, LA Frames can help you find one that perfectly reflects your style. With more than 500 styles to choose from, it’d be impossible not to pick one you love. While you’re savoring sweet memories to frame, savor the sweet flavor of wines from Davenport Cellars.

6. Salon Fifty 7

Need a fresh cut or touch-up on color? Pop in and chat with the expert hair stylists at Salon Fifty 7 for a free consultation! Taste wines from Livin’ Right Wines and Cuillin Hills while finding a new ‘do.

7. Renton Martial Arts Center

You’ll get a kick out of all the classes offered at Renton Martial Arts Center. They have a variety of martial arts classes (think: taekwondo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, kickboxing, and more) for kids, teens, and adults of all experience and fitness levels. While you’re learning about the craft of martial arts, sip the wines from Elephant Seven Winery.

8. Custom Pressed Tees

If you’re looking to have a shirt or hat custom-made for your business, sports team, or even for a bachelorette weekend, look no further than Custom Pressed Tees. Have your logo, favorite number, or custom design printed or embroidered on any apparel. (Psst—keep an eye out for the Renton Wine Walk tees!)

Meanwhile, enjoy the taste explosion of wine from Naches Heights Vineyards—their grapes are grown in unique volcanic soils, and reflected in the Hawaiian apparel of Hank, their winery rep.

9. Vigor Ground Fitness

The experts at Vigor Ground Fitness are focused on two things: results and relationships. Each program is tailored to the individual, not the other way around. This means your coaches will work with you to get the results you want (even if it’s just to burn off calories from the wine you taste at Michael Florentino Cellars).

10. The Win Team/Keller Williams

If you’re in the market for a new place to live, The Win Team can successfully guide you through the home-buying process. Even if you’re not shopping, you can please your secret HGTV obsession by browsing beautiful homes in the area and sipping wine from Leony’s Cellars.

11. The Pencil Test

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes: lacy bras and sports bras; white wine glasses and tumblers; t-shirt bras and push-up bras; chardonnay and standard red.

Taste wine from Market Vineyards while celebrating the first glance at The Pencil Test, a new lingerie store in downtown Renton. The relaxed shop caters toward women who wear cup sizes D and up, with band sizes from 28 to 48. They will also carry swimwear and nursing bras.

The wine starts flowing on June 8 at 6:00 pm and ends at 9 pm. Can’t make it to the Wine Walk? There’s always something going on in downtown Renton. To stay up to date on the latest happenings, follow the Renton Downtown Partnership on Facebook or visit www.rentondowntown.com.

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