The Seattle Wine Awards is considered by many to be Washington’s premier wine judging competition. Hundreds of wineries across the state submit thousands of wines to be reviewed by a panel of prestigious judges. Each wine is judged on a 20 point score and the top wines are awarded medals of Bronze, Silver, Gold and Double Gold. Double Gold wines represent the best of the best in the category. The 2014 Seattle Wine Award results are in and Spokane wineries and wine tasting rooms score big bringing home a total of 49 medals including 20 Double Gold. While not every […]
Each month we let Chef Paloma of Just a Couple of Moms Catering surprise us with a new themed Food Flight for our menu. With Spring in the air, chef used this as her inspiration for the Spring Launch Flight. Tasty Hummus, roasted garlic, cream cheese pesto torte, prosciutto wrapped asparagus, the perfect start to a fabulous spring. Pair this flight with the 2013 Anelare Ciel du Cheval White, 2013 Hard Row to Hoe Pinot Gris, 2013 Northwest Cellars Sonatina, 2013 Skylite Cellars Sierra, or the 2012 Terra Blanca Sauvignon Blanc. All Food Flights are designed to be shared. We […]
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 […]
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.
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.