Episode #41 Oscar and Champagne

  Welcome to the Lifestyle of the not so rich and way not so famous. Tonight we celebrate the 2009 Academy Awards and the celebration of cinema. As the thespians drink their $3500 per bottle Krug Clos Ambonnay Brut Champagne, DrinkNectar sips through three bottles that are in a more modest price range. Best Picture the year I was born: The Godfather Tonight’s nominees are from Spain, Austria, and California. My typical Sparkling wine consumption is reserved for special occasions, and New Years. I love it, but I’m usually consuming big bold Cabernet’s or Zinfandels. One of tonight’s nominees was […]

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SauvBlanc Taste and Tweet Recap

Social Media is changing the way we interact. The idea, an online wine tasting. The subject, Sauvignon Blanc. The marketing medium, Twitter / Facebook / Blog. The result, nearly 600 people simultaneously tasting, tweeting, and talking about Sauvignon Blanc. That is just online. Add in the dozens of wineries who hosted local tweet-ups as a part of the event and the economic impact is staggering. A non-scientific guess puts Sauvignon Blanc consumption at over 3000 bottles in a two hour period. The cost of promotion: ZERO $$ The economic impact goes beyond the wine consumption and expands into brand awareness, […]

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Wineries On Twitter Folio Winemakers Studio

Wineries on Twitter www.foliowine.com/pages/winemakers_studio.html  On Facebook: www.facebook.com/foliowinemakerssudio On Twitter: http://twitter.com/foliowinemakers How long have you been using Twitter? We’ve been using Twitter for about a year or so now.  It hasn’t been until the last 6 months though that we really started getting more involved and engaging though. What prompted you to dive in? We first signed up shortly after signing the winery up on Facebook.  Just looking for different ways to interact and build relationships with existing and new customers. What type of strategy or approach do you use when posting content? I have to admit; at first we were […]

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Spokane Weekend Wine Time 3/5-3/7

After a long week – we all need to wind down. Wind down, with a wine down weekend. Watch for this weekly feature on DrinkNectar.com that highlights everything wine around the Spokane region! If you’re not already, become a fan of DrinkNectar on Facebook.   FRIDAY 3/5  Vino! A Wine Shop – Jump start the weekend with a tasting of Cadaretta and Buried Cane Wineries from 3-5pm. Vino is located at 222 S. Washington: Cost varies depending on event $5-$10  First Friday – A fantastic wine and art walk through Downtown Spokane. Enjoy fabulous wine at Barrister, Whitestone, Grande Ronde, Arbor […]

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In the Ring with Pinot Pinot Pinot

Three ladies jump in the ring and go toe to toe for supremacy. Sorry, no mud! These ladies are queen Pinot Noir’s from three different parts of the world and three different price points. This battle is a semi-blind tasting. I know which three bottles I taste; I just don’t know which wines are in each glass. Ahead of time, my wife pours the glasses and writes the name of the wine on a card placed upside down in front of the glass. For my friends new to the wine world, Pinot Noir is a noble, fickle lady. The grape […]

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