Episode #9 Bulldog vs. Cougar Battle

  Gonzaga Bulldogs; once the cinderella of college Basketball. Washington State Cougars; once the cellar dwellers of the PAC-10 conference. Both teams are now solid contenders with Gonzaga making the NCAA conference for 10 straight seasons and WSU reaching the Sweet 16 in 2007. Tonight, Dec 2, they battle in Spokane at the MAC. Spokane wine is an underdog among the growing Washington wine explosion. WSU, in the Palouse, and just a short drive to the prestigious Walla Walla wine region. Tonight they battle in the drinknectar challenge! WSU is represented by their new head coach, the top scorer in the nation Klay Thompson and Cougar Crest […]

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My Rock n Roll Wine List PART 2

“You can’t be greater than Elvis, change things as much as The Beatles, or be as original as Led Zeppelin. All you can do is rip them off.” Billy Corgan As promised, here is part 2 of my rock n roll wine pairing (See Part 1). Thanks to the comments and suggestions from my fellow bloggers (1winedude, vinegeek, weeklywinejournal, rocknrollwine and coffeenate). Part one of this post was viewed more than any other post I’ve contributed to this point. The rules: These are my pairings from my experience with wine and music. The pairings all come from music that I listen […]

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Milestones and Goals

Those that know me would confirm that I am a goal setter. I like to set personal markers and celebrate accomplishments and milestones. I work hard to achieve success (attainment of my goals) in everything I set my efforts to. DrinkNectar.com is the latest in my adventures. It is an outpouring of my passion for coffee, newfound (last five years) love of wine, and entrepreneurial (risk taking) side. The goal, an increase in the awareness of regional wine and coffee and eventually a self-sustaining business. With one month in the books, I wanted to reflect on the progress. The post is intended […]

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Our Thanksgiving with Wine

Over the last few months I’ve read hundreds of wine pairings from great bloggers around the world (wide web). The general concensus of Thanksgiving pairings included a Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Zinfandel. While I respect the opinions of those blogs and I learned a great deal, the best advice I heard was from TheWineWhore who encouraged, “drink what you like.” Our Thanksgiving adventure began with driving to Portland, OR from Spokane, WA. After 5 hours and 20 minutes in the car (impressive to those that know), we arrived ready to celebrate with family and with wine. Below is a recap […]

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Episode #8 Portland's Wine Down

My apologies on the front end for the video quality. The place was dark and I don’t use a light when I film. :0) When my sister and brother in-law invited us to a Portland, OR wine bar during our Thanksgiving visit, I jumped at the opportunity! Three days of the in-law scenery warranted a trip to drink up with the cool kids! Wine Down, in NE Portland’s revitalized 28th Ave district (map here) is a quaint place where wine snobs can enjoy their high-end wine and blue-collar wine drinkers can experience new tastes side by side. This unpretentious and comfortable […]

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