Spokane Hosts Wine Bloggers for WBC10

Spokane is home to 16 quality wineries, including one of Washington’s original 20. From Barrister’s 90+ point Cab Franc, Latah Creek’s innovative cold fermentation, Robert Karl’s top picks (by Paul Gregutt), and Arbor Crest’s historic mansion and amazing grounds, Spokane is becoming a destination for wine. Spokane is also known as an amazingly generous host city. Spokane is home to the largest 3 on 3 basketball tournament (Hoopfest), and one of the largest timed road races with Bloomsday (over 50,000 runners). Spokane recently hosted the 2010 USA Figure Skating Championships and will host round one of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. […]

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Episode #41 Oscar and Champagne

  Welcome to the Lifestyle of the not so rich and way not so famous. Tonight we celebrate the 2009 Academy Awards and the celebration of cinema. As the thespians drink their $3500 per bottle Krug Clos Ambonnay Brut Champagne, DrinkNectar sips through three bottles that are in a more modest price range. Best Picture the year I was born: The Godfather Tonight’s nominees are from Spain, Austria, and California. My typical Sparkling wine consumption is reserved for special occasions, and New Years. I love it, but I’m usually consuming big bold Cabernet’s or Zinfandels. One of tonight’s nominees was […]

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SauvBlanc Taste and Tweet Recap

Social Media is changing the way we interact. The idea, an online wine tasting. The subject, Sauvignon Blanc. The marketing medium, Twitter / Facebook / Blog. The result, nearly 600 people simultaneously tasting, tweeting, and talking about Sauvignon Blanc. That is just online. Add in the dozens of wineries who hosted local tweet-ups as a part of the event and the economic impact is staggering. A non-scientific guess puts Sauvignon Blanc consumption at over 3000 bottles in a two hour period. The cost of promotion: ZERO $$ The economic impact goes beyond the wine consumption and expands into brand awareness, […]

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Wineries On Twitter Folio Winemakers Studio

Wineries on Twitter www.foliowine.com/pages/winemakers_studio.html  On Facebook: www.facebook.com/foliowinemakerssudio On Twitter: http://twitter.com/foliowinemakers How long have you been using Twitter? We’ve been using Twitter for about a year or so now.  It hasn’t been until the last 6 months though that we really started getting more involved and engaging though. What prompted you to dive in? We first signed up shortly after signing the winery up on Facebook.  Just looking for different ways to interact and build relationships with existing and new customers. What type of strategy or approach do you use when posting content? I have to admit; at first we were […]

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Spokane Weekend Wine Time 3/5-3/7

After a long week – we all need to wind down. Wind down, with a wine down weekend. Watch for this weekly feature on DrinkNectar.com that highlights everything wine around the Spokane region! If you’re not already, become a fan of DrinkNectar on Facebook.   FRIDAY 3/5  Vino! A Wine Shop – Jump start the weekend with a tasting of Cadaretta and Buried Cane Wineries from 3-5pm. Vino is located at 222 S. Washington: Cost varies depending on event $5-$10  First Friday – A fantastic wine and art walk through Downtown Spokane. Enjoy fabulous wine at Barrister, Whitestone, Grande Ronde, Arbor […]

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