Hello Kindness, Are You There? Wine Tasting Gone Bad

Before this gets going, I really must inform you the two reasons I’m slightly on edge right now.  First of all, I am fresh off a seriously sour wine tasting trip and second; I have the ever-so-thrilling film Derailed playing in split screen on my computer throwing twists and turns at every corner so I apologize if my tone is a little harsh.  That being said, I’ve stated from day one that my reason for being so involved in the wine industry is to bridge the gap between the horrifying façade and its beautiful approachability to the younger generation.  Because […]

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Local Wine Blogger Signs TV Deal

Time to hit the prime time! Okay, well it’s not quite prime time, but I’m excited to announce that I’ve signed an agreement to appear on a local TV program with KXLY’s Mike Gonzalez. HFNTV’s In the Kitchen airs Saturday morning on KXLY in the Spokane area and in Tri-Cities, Yakima, and Alberta. The potential viewing audience is 600,000 people. In the Kitchen showcases local food fare at area restaurants. The addition of a weekly wine segment is a fantastic combination. Each week I’ll showcase a Northwest winery (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alberta), vineyard, or wine event. The five minute […]

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Impressed and Hungry at Pasco’s Bin No 20 Restaurant

Impressed. This single word describes my entire experience at The Red Lion Hotel in Pasco. Hungry. This is the word that describes how I’m feeling right now, re-living the culinary experience at the hotel restaurant, Bin No. 20. Jealous. This is the word that you’ll be thinking after reading this post, looking at the pictures and watching the accompanying video. Living in Spokane, I’m very fortunate to have access to some top chefs, quality food, and top notch experiences. My first thought would not be to make the 120 mile drive to the Tri-Cities to have those experiences elevated to […]

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Join Us For Cabernet Day 2011

Every time I drink wine it is a celebration and let’s just say I celebrate quite a bit. Luckily for me, Cabernet Day is right around the corner and invites another reason to raise my glass. This Thursday, September 1 marks the second year of celebration with interest and excitement up tenfold from 2010. Founded by Rick Bakas, formerly the social media director for St. Supery in Napa Valley and now the VP of Marketing at PressPay, Cabernet Day will involve a hell of a lot of folks around the world drinking Cabernet Sauvignon and discussing their experience through social […]

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Nectar Announces Partnership with American Childhood Cancer Org

Nectar Tasting Room is pleased to announce the selection of American Childhood Cancer Organization INW for their quarterly Cheers for Charity partnership. The ACCO offers a network of support for children with cancer and their families living in and travelling to the Inland NW for treatment. The ACCOI, formerly Candlelighters Northwest, exists to educate, support, serve, and advocate for families of children with cancer, survivors of childhood cancer, and the professionals who care for them. “September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and everyone is encouraged to join us in our wholehearted support to bring awareness to and raise funds for […]

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