The Unauthorized Wine Blog Awards

In honor of the 2010 Wine Bloggers Conference Awards, I’ve come up with my own award categories. I’m a reader. If I retweet your post, I’ve definitely read it and chances are I’ve commented on it. In 2010 I’ve probably read and commented on 1000 different posts. While some people rail against the wine blog awards with half-wit comedic efforts and others offer more negativity to an already negative world with sarcastic squirrels (if you don’t know, don’t ask), I think more attention should be given to the people who passionately pursue the power of the pen and struggle with […]

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Episode #89 Northwest Cellars

  Need a custom label for a wedding, non-profit event, business gift or product launch? Kirkland based, Northwest Cellars provides award winning wine with personalized labels! Founder Bob Delf spent 30 years in the software industry and worked as a CEO at three different companies. Bob’s passion for wine, keen business sense, and unique business model came together with wine makers Dave Moore and Robert Smasne to form Northwest Cellars in 2004. Bob and his wife Kathleen do all the blending work to bring their creation to market. I was introduced to Northwest Cellars initially on Twitter. Bob participated in […]

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Wine Bloggers More Than The Average Joe

Wine blogging has come a long way! In the last five years the underground media has become influential, creative, and controversial. The internet is the great equalizer in media. Blogs allow anyone and everyone with an opinion to chronicle their journey regardless of quality or accuracy. The beauty is that people have more access to more knowledge and information than ever before (and I’m not just talking about wine). As more and more wine bloggers enter the fray time will be the great equalizer as the public votes with their clicks to separate those of quality. Any average Joe can […]

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Finger Lakes Rocks My Riesling World

Some of the best Rieslings I’ve ever had were tasted last week! I say that with the disclaimer that I’ve had Riesling from Washington, Oregon, Michigan, and a few from Germany. I’m not a Riesling authority, but from what I know about wine, from what I understand of my palate, from what I tasted, the six New York Finger Lakes Rieslings presented during #FLXwine were top notch in consistency, quality, clarity, balance, and flavor! What I find odd is that when I traveled 2800 miles to the largest city in the US, no one had Finger Lakes wine on the […]

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A Mojito Kind of Night

Summer is approaching and with it comes the increasing desire for Mojito’s. As the mint sprigs grow high in the backyard the aroma beckons the simple sublime sweet and sour that is a Mojito. Rather than bore you with words, here is a video on how to make the perfect Mojito. Drink Happy!   Ingredients 6-8 mint leaves 3/4 of a lime or more 1 tablespoon of sugar Muddle vigorously Fill glass with 2/3 ice 2 shots of rum 4-6 ounces of soda water Stir and enjoy

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