Napa’s Iconic Caymus Vineyards Celebrates 40 Years

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The release of the 2012 Caymus Cabernet marks the 40th vintage of the Napa Wineries flagship wine. In 1972 Charlie Wagner and his wife Lorna partnered with their then 18 year old son Chuck to form Caymus Vineyards on their Napa Valley ranch. With consistent 90+ scores from Wine Spectator the Caymus Cabernet epitomizes the decadence that has become synonymous with Napa Cabs. During my 2012 visit to Napa and Sonoma for my 40th birthday, I was so impressed with the quality of the wine at Caymus that it was the only place I purchased wine to have shipped home […]

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Anelare Winery Opens New Tasting Room

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Nectar Tasting Room participant Anelare Winery is pleased to announce the opening of their new tasting room and event facility in Benton City, WA. For about a year Anelare had no tasting room presence in their production region after moving out of a shared space with Canon del Sol. Winery partners Forrest and Kahryn Alexander bought a piece of property across from the Red Mountain region, sold their house in the Tri-Cities and began to pursue their vision of a permanent place to call home. Located on the Kiona hill overlooking Red Mountain vineyards and wineries, the existing barn on […]

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Spokane Wineries Score Big at Seattle Wine Awards

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The Seattle Wine Awards is considered by many to be Washington’s premier wine judging competition. Hundreds of wineries across the state submit thousands of wines to be reviewed by a panel of prestigious judges. Each wine is judged on a 20 point score and the top wines are awarded medals of Bronze, Silver, Gold and Double Gold. Double Gold wines represent the best of the best in the category. The 2014 Seattle Wine Award results are in and Spokane wineries and wine tasting rooms score big bringing home a total of 49 medals including 20 Double Gold. While not every […]

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Swirl Washington Comes to the Davenport Hotel

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The Davenport Hotel is a perfect spot for a premium wine and food tasting event. For years the historic hotel hosted the popular Taste Washington event. The event was so popular that the last few years seemed to be bursting at the seams. When the Washington Wine Commission opted to move their support away from the Spokane event, Vintage Spokane came in for 3 good years. SWIRL Washington is a collective effort between local wineries, Visit Spokane, the Davenport Hotel and The Cork District to bring a wine and culinary experience back to The Davenport. The event offers guests the […]

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A Magical Experience with the Lake CDA Dinner Cruise

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There is something magical about Lake Coeur d’Alene. Add dinner, wine and a sunset cruise around the lake with someone special and you have a lasting memory in the making. The Coeur d’Alene resort hosts nightly sunset cruises May through mid-September. Chef Bill Hill brings his 25 years of experience to the table creating a buffet of deliciousness sure to delight your tastes. The leisurely cruise provides plenty of breathtaking views and a little bit of history as you pass by the lakes popular points of interest. I’ve lived in Spokane for nearly 35 years and had no idea that […]

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