Wine Evangelist – A Skype Chat with the Washington Wine Commission

The evangelists for Washington Wine, carrying the wine into tasting room battles around the world and helping raise the awareness for the state – this is the Washington Wine Commissions mantra. The Washington Wine Commission is a state agency that was established in 1987 to raise positive awareness and create demand for Washington wines. More has been written about Washington Wine in the last month than any time in recent memory, if not ever. After a recent article called, Are Washington Wines Coming of Age, I wanted to sit down with the commission to hear firsthand how they are spreading […]

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Wineries on Twitter Washington’s Milbrandt Vineyards

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.   How long have you been using Twitter? Milbrandt Vineyards has been using Twitter since August 2009. We started off updating the account once a week, now we make sure to update our status daily, sometimes more depending upon newsworthy items we have on a daily basis. What prompted you to dive in? We […]

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When Wine Isn’t Sexy

Today’s post is from guest blogger Ben Simons When I was asked to write a guest blog post for Drink Nectar, I asked myself, “Self, what would Josh do?” I thought about writing something about the business side of wine, some in-depth examination of a trend or business strategy. I decided that I didn’t want to give away all of my business secrets, which would probably take approximately one blog post. Next I thought about opening up the famous Ben Simons’ social media playbook to drop some serious relational marketing knowledge on y’all, but I just couldn’t take the thought […]

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From the Grape to the Glass: Pt 1 Progress Reports

How does the grape get into the glass? As you sit and sip the romance that is wine have you ever thought about the process that goes into making it? I’ve heard it said that, “Winemaking is 70% growing the grapes, 10% patience, 10% luck, 10% cleaning the toilets, and a whole lot of drinking beer.” While I know there is more to it than that, what really lies behind the glamour in the glass? This series follows winemaker Greg Lipsker, of Barrister Winery, and the journey of their Bacchus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon…from the grape to the glass. Cheers! Part […]

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Spokane Weekend Wine Events Aug 20-22

What are you doing this weekend? Chores? Yardwork? STOP – Treat yourself to some amazing wine. Spokane has you covered. Enjoy a big red T3 from Townshend, some hardy lasagna and Barbera from Trezzi or even a refreshing Pinot Gris from Latah Creek! Don’t miss one of Spokane’s signature events, Art and Glass Fest at Arbor Crest Winery too. Details are below. The yard work will still be there tomorrow. Drink Happy! All Weekend   Take a tour of the local wineries. Most are open. Visit this link for hours, reviews, wine recommendations, videos and more. http://drinknectar.com/spokane-wine-tour/  Art and Glass Fest at […]

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