Smells a Little Like Smoke but No Loon

A few weeks back, Ben Hilzinger (aka The Wine Slinger) was rummaging through the pile of un-tasted samples in the basement and said, “Hey, mind if we break open the Smoking Loon Old Vine Zin.” Fresh off my commitment to blog more, I complied. This week’s wine of the week (#wowwine on Twitter) is 2009 Smoking Loon Old Vine Zinfandel. 2009 Smoking Loon Old Vine Zinfandel Producer: Don Sebastiani & Sons Region: California My Suggested Pairing: Sweet & Sticky Baby Back Ribs Price $10 Having had dozens of value California Zinfandel I thought I knew what to expect when I […]

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A Family Reunion Full of Friends, Fun and a Drunk Uncle WBC12

Ahhh, family reunions. You have the cool relatives that you haven’t seen in a while that you just love hanging with, then there are the weird stand offish people that you wonder, “Am I really related to these people.” Of course at every family reunion there is drama, the embarrassing moments and you can never escape the crazy drunk uncle that just takes things a little too far. The 2012 Wine Bloggers Conference in Portland, OR was this year’s family reunion for me. This is my third year attending the conference. My favorite part is the reunion with old friends. […]

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Don’t Call It a Comeback – A New Wine Review

As I sit here just freshly back from the 2012 Wine Bloggers Conference in Portland Oregon, I’m reminiscing back to when I started this blog (November 2009 – nearly 500 posts ago). At that time I was passionate about reviewing wine, reading other blogs, and building a brand for a future business. At one point I had something new on the ole bloggy every day for 9 consecutive months. It paid off, I have you…the readers – over 12,000 of you every month. I have 3 businesses, Nectar Tasting Room, Spokane Wine Magazine and nectarMEDIA. BUT…I sure do miss the […]

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Nectar Spokane Wine Events August 2012

Hello. Hope you are enjoying your summer. We sure are having a great time at Nectar. Fun and sun on the patio, great wine deals, music, painting classes, wine pairing dinners, Groupon deals, and so much more. If you haven’t been down in a while, take a look at all the upcoming August events. ALL MONTH: Thirsty Thursday discounts. Take 15% off any bottle of wine purchased. ALL MONTH: Friday Funday. Bring in a group of 4 or more work friends and get a FREE large appetizer plate (reg $14) from 4-7pm (except First Friday) ALL MONTH: Rent Nectar (Barrel […]

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PRESS RELEASE Go Social Winning and Building Business Online

Go Social Conference Comes to Spokane Spokane, WA (July 30, 2012) – Spokane’s largest social media marketing conference for businesses is coming to town. Hosted by nectarMEDIA, Go Social – Winning and Building Business Online – aims to educate, motivate and equip businesses on efficiently using social media and relationship marketing to win new and build existing revenue. “We are in the largest fundamental shift in the way consumers interact with businesses ever,” says nectarMEDIA owner Josh Wade. The all day conference is sponsored by Washington Trust Bank, Journal of Business and Red Lion Hotels and in partnership with Gonzaga […]

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