Wine on the Web – A RePrint from Spokane CDA Magazine

I remember the first time I heard a song I wrote on the radio…it really is like that scene in “That Thing You Do.” While the song never went anywhere, it sure was magical to hear the invisible airwaves crackle with life as it carried the notes off in the breeze. Equally cool is seeing your name in print. Lately, I’ve had the joy of being mentioned in two newspaper articles and two TV spots. The newspaper articles focused on events I was sponsoring and the TV spots were about social media privacy and HR5034.

When Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living magazine writer, Kristen Harrington called to say she wanted to feature my blog in the Liquid Libations section of an upcoming issue I didn’t dance around screaming but I was pretty damn happy! I’ve been a long time reader of the magazine and love the local focus on food, wine, real estate, homes and history. To be included is an awesome honor. Not all of their articles are available online, so I got permission from the editor to re-post the story. Show them some love by going to their web site and reading a few other posts. If you like it, by all means subscribe!

The following is an excerpt from the June 2010 issue of Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine by Kristen Harrington

“I’m a champion and an advocate of the Spokane wine scene,” says Josh Wade, the mastermind behind, which he describes as an online interactive outpouring of his passions for wine and coffee. The website contains wine and coffee reviews, video interviews with local winemakers and a calendar of local wine events.

Wade, who blogs under the moniker “drinknectar,” combines a sophisticated, engaging writing style with witty prose that will likely inspire you to uncork a bottle of local chardonnay or head out to the latest coffee bar he’s reviewing. “

I never intended this to be where it is. I thought my mom and sister would read it,” says Wade, who started blogging about wine and coffee last November. Now wineries send him wines to review, he gets invited to winery-sponsored functions and he has over 2,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter. “It shows the power of social media,” he says.

Wade is almost as passionate about social media as he is about the 2006 Nodland Cellars Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. He encourages Washington winemakers to use the social media sites Facebook and Twitter to promote their wines, and includes tutorials on how to use these sites.

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Fun scene from “That Thing You Do”


Owner of Nectar Tasting Room in Spokane, WA. (@nectarwine) Publisher of Spokane Wine Magazine (@spowinemag), author, speaker, consultant and internet marketer with Nectar Media (@nectarmedia)

6 comments on “Wine on the Web – A RePrint from Spokane CDA Magazine

  1. Brian

    Josh, this just goes to show you how cool you are! You’re like my personal wine blog rock star!

    Cheers Brother!


    1. drinknectar

      Thanks, man! It all has crept up on me so fast. I suppose there is something to be said for being one of only a few that do this in our town as opposed to where you are…

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  3. Tamara Belgard

    Yeah, you’re a definitely a champion. So cool!! Hope you remember us little folk!

    1. drinknectar

      Tamara – in the world of wine blogging, I think we’re all little folk. We just have big hearts for wine! Thank you so much for your support! I really appreciate it!

  4. Dee Looney

    Pretty cool reading your name in print ;0) You’ll have to branch on out here to VA and try/review some of our wine! Love ya! Dee


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