Beginning July 5, Nectar Tasting Room in Spokane will have new summer wine tasting hours. We have experienced a huge increase in demand for using our space for various events this summer. That coupled with the fact that many of YOU are out of town or out enjoying life in the Northwest, we are changing our hours for July and August.
Well, you may have heard that the original wine slinger, Ben Hilzinger, is moving on to rainier pastures in Seattle. Benny (as we affectionately call him) has been the face of Nectar for nearly 2 and 1/2 years. Check out my touching tribute to him here. After an exhaustive search, I am excited to announce that we have found our next Tasting Room Manager for Nectar.
Every once in a while you meet someone who becomes incredibly special to you and your life. In January 2011, shortly after Nectar opened, a tall skinny, good looking kid came in and asked how he could help with Spokane Wine Magazine. He worked at Arbor Crest, Lindaman’s, and was very passionate about wine. I immediately got a good vibe about him and the fact that two very respected businesses hired him, said everything to me. After a brief conversation, I said, “how would you like a job at Nectar?” The rest is history!
In celebration of Spring and in honor of mothers everywhere, Spokane area wineries will host a special weekend of wine tasting as part of the Spokane Winery Association’s annual Mother’s Day Spring Release Weekend.
It seems as if May is the kick off of Summer around these parts. Local wine events heat up along with the weather. In the world of Nectar and our five Washington Wineries, it is a time for big sales, new releases and lots of activity in the tasting room. In May we introduce a new beauty focused event, host Spring Release Weekend, watch a parade, and say goodbye to everyone’s favorite wine slinger.