Wine Bloggers More Than The Average Joe

Wine blogging has come a long way! In the last five years the underground media has become influential, creative, and controversial. The internet is the great equalizer in media. Blogs allow anyone and everyone with an opinion to chronicle their journey regardless of quality or accuracy. The beauty is that people have more access to more knowledge and information than ever before (and I’m not just talking about wine). As more and more wine bloggers enter the fray time will be the great equalizer as the public votes with their clicks to separate those of quality. Any average Joe can […]

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Finger Lakes Rocks My Riesling World

Some of the best Rieslings I’ve ever had were tasted last week! I say that with the disclaimer that I’ve had Riesling from Washington, Oregon, Michigan, and a few from Germany. I’m not a Riesling authority, but from what I know about wine, from what I understand of my palate, from what I tasted, the six New York Finger Lakes Rieslings presented during #FLXwine were top notch in consistency, quality, clarity, balance, and flavor! What I find odd is that when I traveled 2800 miles to the largest city in the US, no one had Finger Lakes wine on the […]

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A Mojito Kind of Night

Summer is approaching and with it comes the increasing desire for Mojito’s. As the mint sprigs grow high in the backyard the aroma beckons the simple sublime sweet and sour that is a Mojito. Rather than bore you with words, here is a video on how to make the perfect Mojito. Drink Happy!   Ingredients 6-8 mint leaves 3/4 of a lime or more 1 tablespoon of sugar Muddle vigorously Fill glass with 2/3 ice 2 shots of rum 4-6 ounces of soda water Stir and enjoy

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Spokane Weekend Wine Time June 18-20

Hey, you, sitting there in the bathrobe. Put down the bacon and the powdered donut and get busy! Busy with what you say? There is a lot of wine to taste and you only have a few days to do it. You work hard all week, you need to treat yourself to some liquid art! I suggest a cure for the cubicle, corporate and blue collar blues is a nice glass of purple pleasure! You can thank me later. Having an event and don’t see it on the list? Email me josh@nectarcoffeeandwine.com All Weekend  June 18-20 Spokane Symphony Best Fest: […]

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Spokane’s Vintage Hill Cellars

What do you get when you cross a commercial Realtor and a political consultant? Potentially, the need to drink a lot of wine. Both professions are fraught with frustration, let downs, and quite a bit of finesse. After a long day at the office, wine wields its wonders on the weight of the workday. Enter Cody George and Brian Murray. As friends, their long time hobby acted as a creative way to express their passion and provide a release from their hectic day jobs. From the early days of knocking on vineyard doors saying, “Do you have any grapes” to […]

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