Wine on the Web – A RePrint from Spokane CDA Magazine

I remember the first time I heard a song I wrote on the radio…it really is like that scene in “That Thing You Do.” While the song never went anywhere, it sure was magical to hear the invisible airwaves crackle with life as it carried the notes off in the breeze. Equally cool is seeing your name in print. Lately, I’ve had the joy of being mentioned in two newspaper articles and two TV spots. The newspaper articles focused on events I was sponsoring and the TV spots were about social media privacy and HR5034. http://www.spokanecda.com/ When Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living magazine […]

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Re-Corkd: Thoughts on Redesigning Corkd.com

I’ve got web design on the brain. My day job has had me buried in web design politics for going on 18 months now. We’ve been through 3 major iterations and have just completed user testing with 37 people from San Jose to Sao Paulo and Boston to Beijing. We’ve broken the project down into a few phases, the first of which will go live (fingers crossed) on November 17. The final phases will probably keep me employed (again fingers crossed) through 2011. From there I hope to be in a position to launch my diabolical wine and coffee world […]

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Episode 85 Olson Ogden Wines

  Exploring new wine is one of the greatest joys of being a wine lover. When it comes to beer, 90% of the beer sold in the US is Bud, Coors and Miller. There are about 1500 breweries in the US, but there are more than 4000 wineries and each of them produces several grape varieties and blends. To top it off, each year the process starts over again with new vintages and the subtleties that come with the new year. Possibly 250,000 different wine products are produced annually. You could drink a case of different wine every day and […]

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7 Wine Accessories You Don’t Have GIVE AWAY

Here are seven wine accessories you don’t have that you may find helpful. These also make the perfect gift for any wino on your gift list for upcoming weddings, birthdays, or special occasion. Several weeks ago, I was approached by wine accessory site, True Fabrications about helping promote their site. They were very accommodating in providing a Vinturi Deluxe Aerator Kit for me to review and one to give away. Now, we’re giving away a $50 gift card to their site. (DISCLOSURE: DrinkNectar is not receiving compensation for this promotion, only providing a gift card to one lucky reader). I […]

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Ghetto Gourmand Dishing Out Underground Cuisine

A food revolution is cooking in Spokane. A fun and innovative new social scene is hitting the underground providing local residents with unique opportunities to experience culinary creations and social libations. Ghetto Gourmand is bringing underground dining to Spokane. From their web site: “One night. Unlimited possibilities. An experience unlike anything you’ve ever enjoyed before. Become a ghetto gourmand and enter the world of underground dining.” How does it work? Ghetto Gourmand is a travelling dinner experience that is limited to a small number of guests. Dinner guests are provided the secret location and password one or two days prior […]

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