The Fine Art of the Manhattan

Guest blog post #2 from author Dustin Cann @dustincann I’m a big fan of wine, I really am.  I love the way it can be so complex, yet so simple.  I love the way it smells and the way it can make great food even better.  But when I’m on the road, there’s absolutely nothing that centers me after a long day better than a well-made Manhattan.  See, I spend a great deal of my time bouncing between my home in Memphis and client sites in cities like San Francisco, DC, Detroit, as far away as India.  And in the […]

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Wineries on Twitter: Mt Baker Vineyards

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. Mt Baker Vineyards on the web  -   On Twitter  – On Facebook How long have you been using Twitter? A: I have been using a personal account on twitter since June of 2009.  The winery page I started only two or three months ago.       What prompted you to dive in? A:  I was in […]

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Washington Wine Industry Opposes HR5034

Below is the official press release from the Washington Wine Commission, Washington Wine Institute, and Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers. This letter was posted with permission of www.washingtonwine.org   April 26, 2010  The Honorable Cathy McMorris Rodgers 1323 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 RE: Washington Wine Industry Opposes H.R. 5034  Dear Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers:  On behalf of the Washington wine industry, we request your opposition to the Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness (CARE) Act of 2010 (H.R. 5034), which would effectively remove the Constitutional balancing tests to define the limits of a State’s authority under the 21st amendment to […]

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Wine Events Spring to Life

May 7-9, Mothers Day Weekend, is one of Spokane’s premier wine events. The Spokane Winery Association showcase 16 wineries current, new and future releases. Wineries are open 11am – 5pm Friday – Sunday. Some charge a tasting fee and ALL require you to have your ID. See below for suggestions, a game-plan for visiting ALL 16 wineries and a downloadable map.   Tips for Spring Barrel Tastings (and other events) Plan Ahead. Mapping out your journey can save you hassle and headache. Try not to overdo it. Stopping by 5-6 wineries (along with breaks for lunch and driving) can fill an entire […]

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Are You Bored With Girls Night Cocktails?

Guest blog #1 from Coryn Briggs @bstar2009 Are you bored with your girls’ night out cocktails? Has that Cosmopolitan lost its luster? Look no further than your local wine shop for wine selections and food pairing ideas. I’ve included my current list of top five favorite wines along with ideas for food pairings and girls’ night out activities.  Wines listed below are not in any kind of order– all are wonderful and need to be enjoyed in the company of good friends.  2008 Erath Vineyard Pinot Gris – How do I love this wine let me count the ways… First, […]

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