Episode #7 – Lake Chelan Nefarious Consequence

Simply the most beautiful place that I’ve ever tasted wine! I’m not a world traveler. I’ve never been outside the US, unless you count downtown San Francisco – okay, I’ve been to Canada but not the cool parts. I hear great things about wine tasting in Napa. I’m sure tasting rooms in Northern Nevada and the East Coast are tops too. From my limited experience (5 regions in WA), Lake Chelan AVA is tops! The majority of the wineries are small lot makers of 5000 cases or less that either grow their own grapes or source from local Columbia Valley or Walla Walla. […]

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My Rock n Roll Wine List

Inspired by mega wine blogger 1WineDude (@1WineDude) and Rock and Roll Wine (I decided to put my Rock-n-Roll perspectives on the wine varietals (types of grapes) that I’ve had the pleasure of ingesting. Wine itself, doesn’t get its due in rock music. The most common reference is to cheap wine (ala Billy Joel and Neil Diamond). True rockers (and hillbilly) go for beer and whiskey references. The best props to wine, at least the Champagne variety, comes from the hip-hop world. Below are my rock-n-roll reviews of the basic wine grapes from music that is on my Zune (yes, I own a Zune […]

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China and Sex Appeal – The Future of Wine

While Americans are already indebted to China for saving us from economic collapse (to the tune of $1.7 trillion dollars / 10% of our national debt), we will soon be thanking them for the explosion of the wine market to heights never seen. Wine makers will struggle to keep up with demand and our amber waves of grain could proliferate with gnarly green vines of grapes. Gary Vaynerchuk may even finally be able to buy the NY Jets if he can get exclusive shipping rights to the peoples republic. Replacing their Pinyin with Wine China as always been enamored with all things ‘western’ […]

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Episode 2 – Left Bank Wine Bar

Left Bank is Today’s GROUPON OF THE DAY! < Click to buy Get $25 worth of wine and food for only $12. Sign me up.    Tonight we were excited to explore a new(er) wine bar in downtown Spokane, Left Bank Wine Bar. I Saw a tweet that local musical genius Darin Hilderbrand was performing at 8pm, so we hopped in the Jeep, braved the snow and headed downtown. I brought my flip cam hoping to capture the essence of the place . Left Bank is at 108 N Washington (although I refer to it several times incorrectly in the video – to […]

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Episode 1 Introduction to the "NectarView"

I am totally excited to post my first video blog. Welcome to EPISODE 1 – November 13, 2009. Inside, I provide some basic introductions and a quick review of a 2007 Red Diamond Merlot from WA. Not a  bad wine for $7. Taste: Big, fruity, bold Flavor: Cherry, Plum, Vanilla, hints of Cocoa and Caramel Finish: Mild tanins, mildy acidic Rating to Price ratio: 3 out of 5 Check out the video and provide your comments. It’ll take me a few more days to set up my first ‘on the street’ nectarview. Thanks for watching drink happy

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