Okay, perhaps that's a tacky title line but we love shopping in the summertime for great French rose' wine deals at Ballard Market. Rose' is wonderful with BBQ and summertime is perfect for a wine like this that has some body but is chilled for warm days and nights.
The rest of the year you'll find other great wine deals here too and the produce section is generally good. For the Ballard area this is the place to go for cheese too. Hmmm... do you think that was intentional with the wine department?
The meat department here is small but good and when we aren't going for staple items (why we shop at Safeway) then we go for specialty items at Ballard Market. It's sister store up north, Central Market, is like this shop but on steroids and it gives Whole Foods a run for their money.