Taste Texas The Lone Star Rising

Texas! The home of black gold, ten gallon hats, Willie Nelson, the 41st and 43rd presidents, and Bugs Bunny. When I think of Texas and alcoholic beverages, I don’t think of wine…I think of longneck bottles of Long Horn beer and shots of Texas whiskey. The last few months on the twittering machine have increased my awareness of the Texas grape. I’ve been curious if the grapes grow bigger there and if the wine is over the top, like most things Texan. When my friend Ben from Vinotology.com asked if I would be interested in participating in a Texas Twitter […]

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Spokane Weekend Wine Time May 14-16

After last weekend’s frenzy of wine events, a lot of people and wineries are in detox or hydrating for the next big event. Wimps! Wine should be savored every weekend! Stay connected with this weekend’s wine events. Be sure to check out what’s on the radar at the bottom of the post! Having an event and don’t see it on the list? Email me josh@nectarcoffeeandwine.com All Weekend Take a tour of the local wineries. Most are open. Visit this link for hours, reviews, wine recommendations and more. Spokane Tasting Room Tour:   Enjoy great local wine at The Davenport, Left […]

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Episode #68 Wines of Chile

Eight winemakers in Santiago Chile, one Master Sommelier in New York City, fifty-one bloggers scattered all across the country, all unified through the technology of video chat and twitter. Wines of Chile organized this massive tasting to bring awareness to Sauvignon Blanc from Chile. Chile’s seven wine regions stretch the massive 2600 mile length of the icicle shaped country. With a variety of terroir, the Andes Mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, Chile offers a climate for every vine. From WoC info – “Even today, Chile remains the world’s only wine-producing country to be entirely […]

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A Consumers Perspective: Social Media and Wine

WELCOME GUEST BLOGGER Melinda Knapp There is a lot of talk about social media in the wine world these days.  For me personally, social media has allowed me to meet so many wonderful people who share my love of the grape.  As well as connecting with those in the industry. However, the question that often comes up when wineries are considering the jump into social media is – What is my return on investment (ROI)?  This is something that is really hard to gauge. Now, while I am certainly no expert in marketing, I am one in consuming.  I buy […]

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Wineries On Twitter: O Wines

The goal of this series is to connect with wineries and wine business that use Social Media (Twitter and Facebook) effectively. These interviews can serve as a catalyst to help other wineries and wine businesses to see the benefits (and pitfalls) of joining the social revolution. See all the wineries on Twitter posts here. O Wines on Web – O Wines on Twitter – O Wines on Facebook Interview Questions How long have you been using Twitter? Personally I’ve been on Twitter for almost 2 years.  We decided to set up the Twitter account for O Wines in January 2010. […]

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