The Ultimate Washington Wine Club

Thirty years! Twenty plus wines in the catalogue! Pioneer in Washington’s premier Red Mountain AVA! Kiona Vineyards and Winery is excited to announce their first ever wine club. Saturday, I went to Costco because JJ Williams of Kiona was pimpin’ wine there. JJ is the 1 Eye Wine Guy (and yes, he does only have one eye). JJ’s family started and owns Kiona Vineyards and pioneered Red Mountain AVA and Washington wine. There were less than 20 wineries in the state when they planted grapes in 1975. Now, after 30 years of making consistently great product (and selling Red Mountain […]

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Wine is Sexy Happy Valentine’s Day

I was working on a Valentine’s Day post, when @winecentury posed the question, “Is wine sexy?” I had found some sexy pictures that really got me thinking. Now, don’t get me wrong, drinking wine with James @winecentury or Joe @suburbanwino is far from sexy, but wine is the sexiest beverage there is. While there is something very sexy about a girl who knows how to order a pint of black and tan and watching a girl do tequila shots will always get me going, wine is the sultry goddess of drink. Consider her ways in the glass. Long slender and […]

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Cellar Tracker, Corkd, VinCellar Review

The work I do for my day job got me thinking about wine tracking / wine reviewing database sites. A recent project I was managing mashed together information from 17 web sites creating one global intranet site where 320,000 people view over 21 million pages each month. Over the weekend we launched the site and with a few minor glitches we were live for all to see on Monday. Through my recent journey of wine reviews and wine blogging, I’ve discovered a need for a repository for the information. At the current pace, I’ll have a collection of 250 reviews […]

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Colts vs Saints The Wine

Name 10 things that come to mind when you think of New Orleans and Indianapolis? I guarantee wine is not on the list. Wine probably wouldn’t be on the list even if you expanded it to 100. Add the Super Bowl in the mix and wine has the potential to become a small afterthought in the midst of the beer, bourbon, Hurricanes, and absinthe – where does the wine fit in? The Super Bowl draws an audience of over 175 million people worldwide. 50 million American’s are enjoying Super Bowl parties. Common party food is pizza, wings, chips, nachos, BBQ, […]

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Episode #28 Liberty Lake Wine Cellars

  Liberty Lake Winery’s story is not uncommon; a hobby that grows beyond the boundaries of a single cellar. What separates Doug and Shelly Smith is their passion for the Liberty Lake and Spokane community. “If we could just enjoy a glass of wine with everyone in our area, we’d be happy,” says Doug.  Originally Doug was experimenting with home brew when Shelly encouraged him to make something she could enjoy too. Realizing that their concentrated kit wine wasn’t up to par with what they were experiencing at wineries, they asked for tips from places they visited. “Good wine comes […]

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