All You Need is Love and Wine and Chocolate: Spokane ValenWine Weekend

As the Beatles sang, “All You Need is Love.” I think they might have mean to add wine and chocolate too. Love, wine and chocolate – three things that calm chaos, diffuse differences, and elicit emotion. Nectar Tasting Room and the Spokane Winery Association have the perfect opportunity for you to impress your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day. Join us (and 19 other participating locations) for Spokane’s ValenWine Weekend, February 11-12.   Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 5pm each winery will be showcasing wines paired with chocolate. At Nectar Tasting Room each of our five showcased wines will be on sale […]

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Nectar Spokane Wine Events February 2012

January saw the start of our second year, our best weekend ever, and some great new initiatives at Nectar. In 2012 you will see more menu options, a greater focus on the wineries that share the space and more focus on renting out our great space. We have hired two talented event coordinators who will be booking out Nectar for birthdays, corporate events, fundraisers, and other fun activities just for you. Visit our PRIVATE EVENT RENTAL page and contact events@nectartastingroom.com to book your event. The month of love is here. See how Nectar is helping you celebrate your special someone […]

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Chef Frank Magana Spokane Wine Dinner at Nectar

Prepare your palate for culinary pleasure. Nectar is pleased to announce the visit of the popular and acclaimed chef Frank Magana on January 29 for our first dinner of 2012. If you love wine and amazing food, you won’t be disappointed in this fabulous five course dinner. Chef Magana gained a stellar reputation as the premier wine country chef in the Columbia Basin, Prosser and Yakima with his winery event catering and restaurant Picazo 717. Frank’s newest venture, Chef Magana Catering, continues that tradition and gets Frank back to his roots of working directly with wineries. Visit Chef Magana’s web […]

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Washington Wines Show Well at San Francisco Wine Competition

The San Francisco Wine Competition is the largest competition of American wines in the world. With a record-breaking 5,600 wine entries from 1,379 wineries from more than 25 states, 65 judges from many aspects of the wine industry met in Cloverdale, Calif., to determine the top wines of the year. A quick look at the list of winners reveals another very strong showing for Washington wines. The highest recognition going to Barnard Griffin as the 2011 Rose of Sangiovese sweepstakes winner for that category. Other Washington wineries winning “Best in Class” are: Dry Riesling > 2010 Chateau St. Michelle Riesling […]

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A Look Back at One Year of Nectar – Success and Opportunity

Year one of Nectar Tasting Room is in the books and it has been a year of incredible life, business, and marketing lessons. Being a business owner I have experienced some moments of extreme joy, gratitude, frustration and sheer terror. Nectar is my first business venture and as an entrepreneurial virgin I learned a great deal during the first year. I’m not offering any of this as expert advice to young start ups, rather consider it some viewpoints from someone who went down the road and experienced a modest amount of success and a great deal of opportunities for growth. […]

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