Posts under Tag: spokane
5 Noteworthy Wines Made from Uncommon Varieties at Vintage Spokane
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You know that famous saying about opposites attracting? What the saying leaves out is that the attraction can occasionally lead to sudden repulsion when certain aspects of the opposing personality manifest. Take, for instance, a case in which a husband, who is prone to ADD fits of absentmindedness, remembers on the way to a certain food and wine event that [...]

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Sante Goes to New York (With Your Help)

The first time that I visited Spokane was following the Wine Bloggers Conference in 2010. I pretty much fell in love with the place right away. The city was just the right size to offer, you know, city stuff. We were, of course, focused on wine during that trip, but we did also make some stops that were focused on [...]

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My Vintage Spokane Preview at Masselow’s Restaurant
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It will likely come as no surprise to anyone that I like to eat. Strike that. I LOVE to eat. Now I’m no food snob, (I’ve been known to eat at the local Chili’s, and to even leave happy with that decision) but I especially love to eat food that is prepared from quality ingredients, by someone who knows their [...]

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10 Out of 10 Doctors Agree – Skylite Cellars Makes Good Wine
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One of the best parts of running this humble little wine blog has been all of the great people that I have had the opportunity to meet through it. Most of these people have been connections that I have made through Twitter, and I recently had the opportunity to meet another person that I have gotten to know through my [...]

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August 6 – The Good the Bad and the Ugly

First of all, I want to thank everyone who has given me support in my search for a job in the wine biz. You guys are all awesome. A special thanks to the guys at Wine Biz Radio for mentioning my search on their show this week. The Good Man, this is another week where I found so many Good [...]

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A Late Harvest Gem from Spokane: 2007 Lone Canary Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc

It has been a little while since I last posted a review, so I thought it was high time I get some tasting notes out into the wild. Tonight I'm drinking a little desert wine that I picked up on my recent visit to Spokane, the 2007 Lone Canary Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc. Lone Canary was the last stop on [...]

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You’re Asking, “What the Hell is He Doing in Spokane?”

One week ago tomorrow, I started a week long stewing of my liver in wine that took me from Portland and the Willamette Valley, to Yakima and on to Walla Walla. Since all of that drinking tasting just wasn't enough, I decided to hang out with Josh Wade in Spokane. The Spokane Convention and Visitor Bureau sponsored a couple of [...]

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The Great Northwest Tour Continues – Spokane

Fresh on the heels of the 2010 Wine Bloggers' Conference, I jumped in a car with Josh Wade (Drink Nectar) and Joe Roberts (1WineDude), and headed out to Josh's stomping grounds of Spokane. I really hadn't gotten much of an opportunity to talk with Joe while we were in Walla Walla, so I enjoyed getting to spend some time chatting [...]

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Rockin’ the Casbah in Walla Walla

I woke up last week and came to the sudden realization that we are about two weeks away from my arrival in beautiful Walla Walla, Washington for the 2010 Wine Bloggers Conference. This is the event that us wine bloggers wait for, with breathless anticipation, all year long. This is like Christmas for winos, a great opportunity to meet online [...]

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Taste Texas Guest Blogger Profile: Josh Wade of Drink Nectar

If the wine blogging world were a high school, I would expect to see Josh Wade's picture in the Most Likely to Succeed category of the yearbook.  Josh and I started blogging around the same time, and it has been a lot of fun to see what he has done in such a short period of time. He has quickly [...]

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