19 Nov 2013
For nearly 10 years Anelare has kept production between below 1,000 cases and focused on big reds, but they’ve recently launched a new, lower-price brand called Zio.
Much of the Zio production will be sold via a new partnership with Yoke’s Fresh Market — a small grocery chain based in Spokane. Their first release is a 2010 blend of Roussanne and Viognier, and the brand — an Italian word for “uncle” — is a tribute to family. One of their uncles is Earl Smart, a Tri-City wine professional who often pours at the Anelare tasting room. His signature beret has been incorporated into the Zio logo.
16 May 2013
Well, you may have heard that the original wine slinger, Ben Hilzinger, is moving on to rainier pastures in Seattle. Benny (as we affectionately call him) has been the face of Nectar for nearly 2 and 1/2 years. Check out my touching tribute to him here. After an exhaustive search, I am excited to announce that we have found our next Tasting Room Manager for Nectar.
27 Mar 2013
You love Nectar Tasting Room! You love Washington wine! Now you can purchase wine from our 5 Nectar wineries online, in one convenient online location. Whether you’re travelling through and need wine shipped to your home or you want your out of town relatives to enjoy one of your favorite wines, our online shopping cart is here for you.
06 Mar 2013
It’s official, long time friend and Nectar wine slinger is moving on in June. Ben has been with Nectar since week 3 in January 2011. Many of you consider Benny a great friend and we will be sad to see him go. We’ll give you more details soon on the exciting adventures Ben is off to pursue. Save the date for Ben’s going away party on May 24. With that, it’s time to announce that we are hiring a Tasting Room Manager. The position will be filled by the end of March, 2013. This will allow the new person to get acclimated to the systems, learn about our culture, and meet each of you before Ben’s last day.
28 Feb 2013
Hard to believe that February is over. Soon we will be basking in the heat of the summer sun, dipping our toes in the water and sipping on a perfectly chilled Sauvignon Blanc. Great mental picture, huh? Until then, we will make it through the soggy and unpredictable Spokane Spring with WINE and tons of fun events! Ready to join us?