How Do You Define Bargain?

Just because it’s cheap, doesn’t mean it’s a deal. Finding good wine at low price makes it taste even better. We’re all looking to save money. Buying something for a bargain makes us feel a sense of accomplishment. It’s easy to agree that getting a new Chevrolet Corvette for $10,000 is a bargain (if not a steal), but is it a bargain to pay $3 for a bottle of wine that tastes disjointed, tart, sour, and thin? The definition of a bargain is “Something offered or acquired at a price advantageous to the buyer.” A used Paul Reed Smith Custom […]

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Merlot Gets Its Groove Back

If you’re not drinking Merlot because of a silly little quote in a silly little movie, then you are missing out on a sexy, smooth wine that can be full of flavor and is an amazing value! A recent Nielson study shows that more American households purchase Merlot than any other wine variety (red or white). “I say it’s time for Merlot to raise its battered flag and reclaim its position as the broadly fruited, texturally satisfying, food-friendly red wine it can be.” Paul Gregutt Check out the article on Cork’d featuring Merlot and the upcoming #WAMerlot event on March […]

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Opening Day Wine Line Up Coming Together

Queue up Don Henley’s Boys of Summer. Spin some John Fogerty, Centerfield. In less than two weeks, the official start of summer begins with the yell of, “play ball” and the crack of the bat. I can almost smell the fresh cut grass, pine tar, stale beer and hot dogs. The Boys Of Summer – Don Henle… Centerfield – John Fogerty While baseball season is right around the corner, my attempt to field a team of solid “Under $10 All Stars” has been a challenge. Spring training tryouts have been hampered by poor performance, no shows and injuries. The graphic above […]

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Spokanes Vino! A Wine Shop

Does your wine shop provide a unique wine of the month club, special membership discount, quality guarantee, unique stock, and weekly tasting and educational events? No? You must be shopping somewhere other than Spokane’s Vino! A Wine Shop. Running away from the bureaucratic world in the 80’s John Allen ventured into the wine business joining Lindaman’s Café as a wine steward and barista in 1988. The journey to Vino travelled through a failed wine shop (Grape & Grain / Award Winning Wine) and the Four Seasons Café prior to opening in 1995 at their current location 222 S. Washington. For […]

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Spokane Weekend Wine Time March 19-21

Spokane! Are you ready for wine! St. Patrick’s Day is over, it’s time to celebrate the NCAA tournament in town with a more civil drink. Whether you’re in town for the 2010 NCAA Basketball games or you’ve lived here for 162 years, it’s time to check out the wine scene. What, you don’t think wine and basketball go together? Think again. This is your one stop resource for all the wine happenings across the Inland Empire we call Spokane! All Weekend Spokane Tasting Room Tour – Most Spokane tasting rooms are open. Check out this tasting room map for contact […]

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