Spokane Wineries Score Big at Seattle Wine Awards

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The Seattle Wine Awards is considered by many to be Washington’s premier wine judging competition. Hundreds of wineries across the state submit thousands of wines to be reviewed by a panel of prestigious judges. Each wine is judged on a 20 point score and the top wines are awarded medals of Bronze, Silver, Gold and Double Gold. Double Gold wines represent the best of the best in the category. The 2014 Seattle Wine Award results are in and Spokane wineries and wine tasting rooms score big bringing home a total of 49 medals including 20 Double Gold. While not every […]

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Swirl Washington Comes to the Davenport Hotel

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The Davenport Hotel is a perfect spot for a premium wine and food tasting event. For years the historic hotel hosted the popular Taste Washington event. The event was so popular that the last few years seemed to be bursting at the seams. When the Washington Wine Commission opted to move their support away from the Spokane event, Vintage Spokane came in for 3 good years. SWIRL Washington is a collective effort between local wineries, Visit Spokane, the Davenport Hotel and The Cork District to bring a wine and culinary experience back to The Davenport. The event offers guests the […]

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A Magical Experience with the Lake CDA Dinner Cruise

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There is something magical about Lake Coeur d’Alene. Add dinner, wine and a sunset cruise around the lake with someone special and you have a lasting memory in the making. The Coeur d’Alene resort hosts nightly sunset cruises May through mid-September. Chef Bill Hill brings his 25 years of experience to the table creating a buffet of deliciousness sure to delight your tastes. The leisurely cruise provides plenty of breathtaking views and a little bit of history as you pass by the lakes popular points of interest. I’ve lived in Spokane for nearly 35 years and had no idea that […]

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Introducing Spokane’s Cork District

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I’ve been covering the Spokane wine scene for nearly five years and have been not only impressed with the quality of production but I am excited about the continued growth and notoriety. It is exciting to see the launch of the Spokane Cork District. The Cork District is a partnership between VisitSpokane and The Spokane Winery Association and is spearheaded by Spokane city councilman Mike Allen. I remember talking to Mike about this concept as far back as 2010 and have been honored to have consulted with him along the way. Spokane is home to 23 wineries at 19 locations. […]

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Keith Pilgrim of Terra Blanca Visits Nectar

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Terra Blanca is one of the five Washington Wineries that share the Nectar Tasting Room Space. Join us May 30 and 31 as owner and winemaker Keith Pilgrim makes a visit. Keith is a pioneer in Washington Wine and a wealth of knowledge. In 1992 Keith and his wife purchased 300 acres on the then very little known area called Red Mountain. Red Mountain has since gone on to become one of Washington’s premier growing region boasting the state’s most consistent weather and hot growing conditions. Terra Blanca is an estate vineyard producing big robust reds (mostly of the Bordeaux […]

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