Nectar Spokane Wine Events January 2012

As the clock struck midnight recently we left one year behind us and embraced all the hope and expectations of a brand new year. What will the 12 months of 2012 hold for you? I’m a firm believer that we are creators of our circumstance and drivers of our destiny. My hope for each of you is that you choose joy, peace and success for 2012. We’ll continue to be here to help you celebrate. Celebration is a sustainer of momentum. Stay connected with all our great events and be on the lookout for several new and fun happenings here […]

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The Best Things Ever…Okay at least for 2011

What were the most engaging posts on this blog for 2011? Which wine and social media news pieces rocked your world and made their way across the twitterverse and social web? I’m certain that your day won’t quite be the same without this information, so I’m taking the time to fulfill the emptiness in your life by sharing this highly sought after information. I jest of course, however, I like to compile these posts for those new to the site, searching the site, and for posterity. It’s fun to look back at the ‘best of’ over the years. Check out […]

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A Toast To Champagne (Infographic)

Bubbly, Champagne, Sparkling Wine – Celebration is a key component to life. Celebrating in life helps sustain momentum and creates positive motion. This New Year’s Eve many readers will be popping corks of all kinds. Check out the fun infographic from our friends at wine.com Need a little bubbly to celebrate this weekend. Nectar Tasting Room has THREE great sparkling wines. Stop by for 15% off individual bottles and 20% off four or more. Hard Row to Hoe – Good in Bed This 2010 brut rose sparkler is made in the traditional methode champenoise way. Using 100% Lake Chelan grapes […]

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Nectar Wine Blog Top 10 Wines of 2011

It’s that time of year again for the highly anticipated ‘best of wine’ lists from around the web. At least, I anticipate them. I love reading what people enjoyed throughout the year. Regionally, we each have different wines available to us and over time we align ourselves with the palates and preferences of people we read and friends we interact with. In 2010 I had the privilege of tasting over 500 different wines and reviewing 168 on this blog. 2011 was a bit more challenging from the writing standpoint but I still managed to taste over 300 wines and review […]

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Little White Lies

After seeing the popularity of my last blog, I took notice that people enjoy a good, honest rant. Upon returning from a wine tasting trip with a sour taste in my mouth compliments of piss poor customer service, the words came out rather easily. I find myself today with a similar height of frustration, but from the other side of the counter. As an employee in multiple tasting rooms, I’ve seen my fair share of pretentious people walk through my doors and clearly state their hard-wired preferences right off that bat. Why go into any new situation with an already-made list of […]

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