Episode #77 Whitestone Wine Reviews

“Red wine, that’s what I like, that is what we make,” says Michael Haig of Whitestone winery. The Whitestone vineyard is located on the shores of Lake Roosevelt 60 miles west of Spokane. The vineyard microclimate is perfect for growing Bordeaux style grapes (Cab, Merlot and Cabernet Franc). For a full history of Whitestone and my previous interview with Michael Haig, see the DrinkNectar review. I’m a huge fan of Bordeaux style blends. I feel that each grape brings individual characteristics to a wine that when properly done create a symphony of flavor and character. Whitestone is known for their […]

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A Skype Chat With Seattle Wine Gal

“Who the hell is this SeattleWineGal girl,” I thought as I started my tweeting and blogging adventure in November. Her avatar was cute…her blog showed a picture of her chuggin’ wine from a bottle and there was a social media slide show on her site called “What the F**k is Social Media.” Seattle Wine Gal was an enigma wrapped in a mystery. Enter the scene six months later and now Barbara Evans (aka @SeattleWineGal) is a Seattle socialite, Twitter Goddess (dare I say Twoddess), and full time Social Media consultant. Barbara is one of the rare few that have successfully […]

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Seduce Your Palate: Why Wine and Food are Better than Sex

This post is from guest blogger Tamara Belgard of @sipwithme All my blood was rushing to the organs in the lower regions of my body. I sat there looking across the table at my husband, slowly wrapping my lips around the cool metal fork, enveloping the last bite of warm toffee bread pudding, feeling it sweet and satisfying as I took it in my mouth and let it slip down my throat. We sat still, relishing in the afterglow, savoring the final moments of true decadence and complete indulgence when it occurred to me and I said, “You know honey, […]

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Crazy Nights for Wine Lovers

Get ready. This week is one of the busiest wino weeks of the year in Spokane. If you’re a wine lover (if you’re not, why are you here), weeks like this make your palate salivate as you prepare to experience 100’s of wines from across the state. In the word, of “the greatest band in the world” this will be some “Crazy, Crazy, Crazy Crazy Nights.” This week’s events allow you to support fantastic charities, bid on auction items, listen to live music, experience local cuisine, enjoy art through downtown or even drink from the comfort of your home in […]

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Nectar Monthly Honors May

Do you ever wonder if life can get any more hectic? If you add one more thing to your plate, it’ll just crack under the pressure? This describes my month of May. The month began with a potential business deal that would have made me about ¼ owner of a local winery. That deal fell apart about half way through the month. I was bummed, but now realize that this just gives me more time to pursue world domination.  The crazy hectic month continued with two TV appearances, one newspaper mention, and an interview with a magazine (article comes out […]

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