Slurps Across America with Swirl Smell Slurp

The good folks at Swirl Smell Slurp wine blog have a great challenge going. They’ll be collaboratively tasting through wine from all 50 states over the next 50 weeks. The challenge is creatively titled, “United Slurps of America.” The inaugural post featured tastings with 1WineDude from Pennsylvania. I was honored to be selected as the representative taster from Washington. With the crappy shipping laws in this country, locating the same wine in two different states can prove to be a challenge. Fortunately ‘him and her’ were able to find five wines at their local wine store that I was familiar […]

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Episode #43 GruV Olympics Tasting Party

A groovy tasting party. Sounds interesting enough. I pictured Joplin tunes, tie dye shirts, and a little incense burning to set the mood… Oh, a GruV tasting parting, meaning the Austrian grape Gruner Veltliner. I suppose that would be cool too. Four white wine reviews done in your best Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonation. Rather than a Conan the Barbarian themed tasting the theme was a GruV Olympics. Evidently the Austrians are big Winter Olympic champions. I decided to do some research and googled Austrian Olympics. Apparently, Austria has participated in more Olympic games than any other country and has won 185 Winter […]

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Spokane Weekend Wine Time March 12-14

Did you have a tough week? Let a glass of wine wash over your soul. Did you have a fantastic week? Celebrate with a glass of wine! Was it just another week in the routine? Escape with a glass of wine.  Below are the wine activities happening in and around Spokane for the weekend of March 12-14. If I’m missing an event of yours please let me know as soon as possible! Friday 3/12 Vino! A Wine Shop – Get a head start on weekend fun with a tasting from Forgeron Cellars of Walla Walla 3 – 5pm Caterina Grand […]

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Spokane’s Caterina Winery Reborn

Historic building. Check. Central location. Check. Fantastic outdoor space. Check. Rich heritage. Check. Respected winemaker who is dedicated to quality product. CHECK! Caterina Winery has risen from the brink of extinction poised to reclaim its place as a premier Spokane winery. Caterina’s roots date back to 1993 with winemaker Mike Scott (formerly of Lone Canary). As a pioneer of the Spokane wine scene, Caterina is proudly located in the historic Broadview Dairy Building at 905 N Washington. As time progressed it seemed that Caterina lost its way with a split personality of winery, bar, and music venue. In 2009, the […]

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Wineries on Twitter Scott Paul Wines

On the Web: www.scottpaul.com On Twitter @scottpaulpn On Facebook 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. Interview Questions How long have you been using Twitter? Since late 2008 What prompted you to dive in? The inter-connectedness of people with shared interests really appealed to me, and I found much of the information in the Twitterverse quite interesting… What type of strategy or […]

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