Virginia Here I Come For WBC11

I bet I taste over 100 wines this weekend! What will you be doing? This coming weekend I will be attending the 2011 Wine Bloggers Conference in Charlottesville, VA. Having been born in Roanoke, I’m excited to get back to my roots and sample the grapes grown in the one of the oldest planting regions in the country. Thomas Jefferson tried for years to establish Virginia as a wine growing region and with several failed attempts, Virginia is now the 7th largest wine producing region in the country. After last year’s wine bloggers’ conference, I made note of five things […]

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Facebook Rolls Out Places Recommendations

Facebook Rolls Out Recommendations The ever evolving Facebook platform changes once again with the introduction of Facebook Recommendations. Over the next few days “places” page owners will see a new box on the right side of the screen where users (aka “likers”) can make a recommendation. With the popularity of review sites like Yelp, Google Places, and Urban Spoon, Facebook is making another shot across the bow to world domination. The Places Recommendation offers page owners a great organic growth tool and promoting platform. A recommendations from a user carries strength. When a page user posts a recommendation the text […]

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Ittero ali Rosse from Wawawai Canyon

Wawawai Canyon Winery is in the heart of wheat country and colleges in Pullman, WA. Among the wheat, David and Stacia Moffet planted the first commercial vineyards in Whitman County since the prohibition. With a hot climate (one of the hottest in the state), and fertile soil, the results have been spectacular for this small winery. On a previous trip to Pullman I had the pleasure of visiting Wawawai Canyon and Merry Cellars. The facility has modern clean lines and showcases various art exhibits for visitors to enjoy while wine tasting. SEE – Wheat Fields and Wine – The Palouse […]

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Nectar Spokane Wine Events July

FINALLY! As George Harrison wrote, Here Comes the Sun. With the weather forecast showing 80+ for several days in a row, it looks like summer is here to stay. As things heat up in the forecast, things are getting hot with Nectar events as well! Check out the event listing below to stay connected with all of our musical artists, our first ever private Wine and Dine dinner, the patio grand opening and the return of our popular reserve flight! July 1-2 First Friday art walk returns with an amazing line up. I’m excited to welcome back the art that […]

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Benessere Vineyards Prospers with Tuscan Varieties

Every once in a while I receive wines that surprise the heck out of me. They are sometimes at low price points that provide a consistent and approachable tasting experience, some are amazingly vibrant and full representations of the grape varietal, and other times there are small wineries who send samples that truly impress me across the board. This shipment of Benessere wines from Napa, California fits into that last category. The winery sent two of each wine which gave me the opportunity to share with Ben Hilzinger, my main wine slinger at Nectar, as well as with a few […]

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