The Affair Seeing Red

The Affair *My contribution for Wine Blogging Wednesday #67, hosted by 1WineDude She stood in the archway clutching her chest, heart pounding, short of breath. Her mind swirled dizzy with excitement, drunk with lust. As the exhilaration faded, guilt set in. The new experience was a thrill but her friend…her lover. She would never understand. How could she know? Would she detect the new scent, would she…ahhh her mind drifted to the intoxicating and rich aroma. Bright, like deep cherries and strawberries. As the scent lingered it turned to an erotic spice. It reminded her of her mom’s cherry cloves […]

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Merlot Gets Its Groove Back

If you’re not drinking Merlot because of a silly little quote in a silly little movie, then you are missing out on a sexy, smooth wine that can be full of flavor and is an amazing value! A recent Nielson study shows that more American households purchase Merlot than any other wine variety (red or white). “I say it’s time for Merlot to raise its battered flag and reclaim its position as the broadly fruited, texturally satisfying, food-friendly red wine it can be.” Paul Gregutt Check out the article on Cork’d featuring Merlot and the upcoming #WAMerlot event on March […]

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Spokanes Vino! A Wine Shop

Does your wine shop provide a unique wine of the month club, special membership discount, quality guarantee, unique stock, and weekly tasting and educational events? No? You must be shopping somewhere other than Spokane’s Vino! A Wine Shop. Running away from the bureaucratic world in the 80’s John Allen ventured into the wine business joining Lindaman’s Café as a wine steward and barista in 1988. The journey to Vino travelled through a failed wine shop (Grape & Grain / Award Winning Wine) and the Four Seasons Café prior to opening in 1995 at their current location 222 S. Washington. For […]

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Spokanes Lindamans Restaurant

  Before there was a Starbucks, Seattle’s Best, or Dunkin’ Donuts on every corner, there was Lindaman’s Café in Spokane. For 26 years Lindaman’s has been providing homemade goodness for dine in or to go from their 12th and Grand location in the St. Johns district of the lower South Hill. The magic of Lindaman’s is the community. The food is home cooked. The desserts are divine. The bottom line is that the people care about you and your experience. When Lindaman’s began, in 1984, there were only two espresso machines in Spokane. My, how times have changed. Merrilee Lindaman […]

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100th Post, Hundreds of Stories

For a mere four month’s DrinkNectar.com has been a labor of love for me. Birthed out of a desire to brand a future Spokane business the blog has morphed and grown into an extension of my passion for coffee and wine. While today may not match the longevity recently celebrated by a twitter friend and wine blogger @Lenndevours of the New York Cork Report (SIX YEARS!), it marks a small milestone for me – THIS IS THE 100TH POST OF DRINKNECTAR.COM.  Check out WA Merlot on WineLibrary I love celebrating milestones and I’m a stat geek (I look at stats […]

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