Nectar Tasting Room Uses iPads for Menus

  Explore wine. Create your own tasting experience. Get to know the participating wineries. Discover something new every week. The Nectar Tasting Room menu is a unique combination of technology, innovation and information. Visitors to the tasting room can explore the 30+ wines using the iPad menu or a standard paper menu. Those using the iPad menu can learn more about each wine including tasting notes, production information and food pairings. Guests can also learn about each of the five wineries, explore winery web sites, write on our Facebook wall or even play a friendly game of Angry Birds. Wine […]

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Nectar Monthly Honors December 2010

December has been a month of extreme highs and lows. As I’ve pushed forward with the opening of Nectar Tasting Room (January 6-8), I’ve experienced several crushing blows that are almost immediately followed by big wins. This experience has certainly added several grey hairs to my head and wrinkles to my face. Last January, I kicked off the year with my first Nectar Monthly Honors recap. While not quite as cool as a Grammy nomination, it has been an attempt to capture my favorite things from the previous month. I make it a point to save favorite tweets, blog posts, […]

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Folie a Deux A Shared Fantasy of Wine

Folie à Deux, French for shared fantasies; I can think of a few shared fantasies I’d like to have, but they may be a little more than PG-13 for this blog. Folie à Deux is an Oakville California winery focused on creating wines that deliver a memorable shared experience. Many know Folie à Deux from their racier little sister label, Ménage à Trois (lower cost red and white blends). The Folie à Deux label offers varietal focused wines at a good price point. The NectarView 2009 Folie à Deux Chardonnay The Stuff: 100% Chardonnay from Napa Valley vineyards in Oak […]

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Today’s GROUPON is…Nectar Tasting Room

Have you ever used Groupon? Today is the day you should start! If you are a wine lover and live in the Spokane / Coeur d’Alene area, skipping today’s sipping treat means a whole year of lost savings, or should I say lost sipping! >> http://www.groupon.com/spokane-coeur-dalene/ << >> http://www.groupon.com/spokane-coeur-dalene/ << Here is How It Works A Club Nectar membership is an entire year of wine savings. The more you and your friends love wine, the more your membership keeps giving. Club Nectar members receive the following: $1 Off All Glass Pours Every time you come in you’ll receive $1 off […]

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Looking Into the 2011 Wine Crystal Ball

Several stories dominated the 2010 wine news wire. The themes ranged from economic struggle and contraction to the emancipation of grape distribution. 2010 also marked the tipping point of wine blogging and wineries began to embrace new technology and social marketing strategies. The Wine Blogger’s Conference came of age in Walla Walla and the Hosemaster of Wine went into retirement. James Suckling left Wine Spectator to pursue an online site and the original wine blogger, Robert Parker began tweeting. What news stories will dominate the 2011 landscape? Will the economy continue to impact the wine industry? Will the grapes finally […]

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