Epic Wine Weekends are Upon Us Spokane

Occasionally a wine lover’s dream weekend comes along that requires some major preparation to ensure proper liver treatment and survival. An inexperienced wino will end up passed out just hours into the weekend while a prepared wine lover can skillfully wine their way from event to event still feeling refreshed and rejuvenated on Monday morning. Not one, but TWO such dream weekends are upon us. They keys to survival are planning, hydration, and an ancient liver massaging technique that I’ll reveal at the end of the post. Planning the Weekend(s) Epicurean Delight – Where Celebration Meets Social Conscience Friday, Nov […]

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Spokane Weekend Wine Events October 8-10

Spokane wineries are receiving high praise in the national press of late. International wine critic Robert Parker spoke highly of Arbor Crest in a recent publication. Caterina Winery was featured in Wine Enthusiast’s Best Buy list. Townshend Cellars will be in an upcoming issue of Sunset Magazine. Robert Karl and Barrister were recognized as 4 star wineries by Paul Gregutt. The list goes on. Have you experienced the 18 wineries that dot the Spokane wine landscape?   All Weekend   Take a tour of the local wineries. Most are open. Visit this link for hours, reviews, wine recommendations, videos and more. http://drinknectar.com/spokane-wine-tour/  […]

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Spokane Weekend Wine Events Oct 1-3

It has been an amazing Fall so far. The warm weather we were robbed of in June has made an appearance 4 months later. Grape harvest is several weeks delayed in Washington and this extended warm weather is helping to ease the anxiety that many grape farmers were experiencing. This weekend’s weather report is bright and sunny (with Sunday taking a cooler turn). I hope you enjoy your weekend with wine and friends, cause after all, life is meant to be enjoyed with friends, drink happy! All Weekend   Take a tour of the local wineries. Most are open. Visit this […]

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Spokane Weekend Wine Events September 24-26

A weekend of beer AND wine! Need I say more? Fall has arrived, but the sunshine has decided to hang out for another week. Wineries are busy harvesting their grapes and you can be part of the buzz. Check out all the events below and stay tuned weekly for the event update! All Weekend   Take a tour of the local wineries. Most are open. Visit this link for hours, reviews, wine recommendations, videos and more. http://drinknectar.com/spokane-wine-tour/  Crush Rush 2010: The Spokane Winery Association invites you to join the CRUSH RUSH. Join the fun with a wine scavenger hunt across all 17 […]

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From the Grape to the Glass: Pt 2 Science of Grapes

There is a geeky side to grape farming. A little bit of science is blended with hard work to create each artistic glass we drink. As we follow the 2010 Barrister Winery Sagemoor Cabernet Sauvignon from the grape to the glass, we dive into the science inside the grape. In part one of the series (From the Grape to the Glass Pt1 Progress Reports) Greg Lipsker, co-owner and winemaker of Barrister winery, visits the vineyard for a status check on the 2010 fruit. The grapes are undergoing veraison (a process where the green fruit turns purple) and vineyard manager, Derek […]

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