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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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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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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Spokane’s Vintage Hill Cellars

What do you get when you cross a commercial Realtor and a political consultant? Potentially, the need to drink a lot of wine. Both professions are fraught with frustration, let downs, and quite a bit of finesse. After a long day at the office, wine wields its wonders on the weight of the workday. Enter Cody George and Brian Murray. As friends, their long time hobby acted as a creative way to express their passion and provide a release from their hectic day jobs. From the early days of knocking on vineyard doors saying, “Do you have any grapes” to […]

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Wine on the Web – A RePrint from Spokane CDA Magazine

I remember the first time I heard a song I wrote on the radio…it really is like that scene in “That Thing You Do.” While the song never went anywhere, it sure was magical to hear the invisible airwaves crackle with life as it carried the notes off in the breeze. Equally cool is seeing your name in print. Lately, I’ve had the joy of being mentioned in two newspaper articles and two TV spots. The newspaper articles focused on events I was sponsoring and the TV spots were about social media privacy and HR5034. http://www.spokanecda.com/ When Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living magazine […]

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