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Shona Milne (@Shona425) on Twitter. June 16th-30th. Businesses For Sale - Buy a Restaurant - Sell a Restaurant. Columbia Winery: Offering Wine Education Classes. Wine Trends to Watch Out for in 2012. I learned so much about wine this year!

Wine Trends to Watch Out for in 2012

I was introduced to Moscato, and learned that some people actually mix liquor with wine. I also learned you can pair wine with just about anything – including Halloween candy, and cupcakes! But that’s all in the past -- what can we expect in the wine world’s future? Wine Diva Lifestyle: Lot 18: Great Gift Idea. Dare 2 Dream. Popular Wine Tweeters. Twenty-five 4th of July Weekend Wine Recommendations. February 11th-17th. Plenty to do out there this Valentine’s Day weekend.

February 11th-17th

The Starbucks Trenta Cup Holds An Entire Bottle Of Wine. Businesses For Sale - Buy a Restaurant - Sell a Restaurant. Wine Entertainment. Businesses For Sale - Buy a Restaurant - Sell a Restaurant. The 2010 European Wine Bloggers Conference (EWBC) in Vienna. Pictures: My 2010 EWBC Badge and Schloss Schoenbrunn in Vienna The 2010 European Wine Bloggers Conference (EWBC) took place in Vienna, Austria, from October 22 to 24, with optional wine region excursions from October 25 to 26.

The 2010 European Wine Bloggers Conference (EWBC) in Vienna

Wine bloggers, journalists, wine industry professionals and social media innovators joined together to discuss the convergence between the culture of wine and the internet and to taste and enjoy Austrian wine and food during 5 days full of seminars, wine tastings and vineyard visits. All in all, 30 different countries were represented by the 200 participants. Founded and organized by Gabriella and Ryan Opaz of Catavino, and Robert McIntosh of The Wine Conversation, the 2010 EWBC was the third European conference, following the 2008 EWBC in La Rioja, Spain, and the 2009 EWBC in Lisbon, Portugal. Blending up Wine, Food and Fun at BLEND. Sep 15, 2010 Posted by Bean | 0 comments Blending up Wine, Food and Fun at BLEND Sunday afternoon, we enjoyed BLEND at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center on the Seattle waterfront.

Blending up Wine, Food and Fun at BLEND

It was a day to celebrate the art of wine blending, so it started off with two optional seminars on wine blending. One seminar worked with blending single varietal wines from Columbia while the other seminar participants worked with single varietal-single vineyard wines from Canoe Ridge and Cold Creek. I stuck my head into each seminar a couple of times, where the participants were taking their analysis and blending very seriously. Village Wines in Woodinville WA on KING5's Best of Western Washington. From the Owner … Village Wines has created the ultimate "place to gather". Watch the sunset from our outdoor bistro tables, our armchair and sofa soft seating, or our expansive double-sided bar. More than one visitor has likened the setting to the 'Cheers' of the Eastside.

An extensive wines by the glass list and tasting menu, 1000+ unique bottles of wine that you can enjoy on-site or take home, warm and cold small food bites, local micro-brews on tap, gourmet deli items to go, and a supercool event room with 58" TV. Why would you ever want to leave? The most distinct element is the staff and regulars, which will be your new best friends. "Puttin' on the Dog" (via @seattlenightout) Home Page. Businesses For Sale - Buy a Restaurant - Sell a Restaurant. Wine Wednesday Tweet Up (via @tamarabelgard) #twtvite. Tickets « Seattle Food and Wine Experience. Write for Wine. Wine. Purple Cafe, Wines of Substance, and Seattle Wine Gal, Host OPEN. Wine Tasting at F. Shoppers at some of Washington's many farmers markets may soon be able to sample locally produced wines before purchasing them.

Wine Tasting at F

Olympia, Wash. -- Up to 20 wineries could be allowed to pour their wines at Washington state farmers markets under a pilot program lawmakers here will consider this Friday. The bill received house approval Feb. 15 and will come before state senators Friday. It provides a framework that will allow up to 20 wineries to offer tastings at 10 farmers markets between July 1, 2010, and Sept. 30, 2011. The program mandates at least six days of tastings, under strict conditions including, • Samples must be 2 ounces or less, up to a total of 4 ounces per customer; • No more than one sample of any single brand may be served during a visit; • Food must be available at the winery’s table or at an adjacent vendor’s table. Chances are good the bill will achieve just that, given a positive recommendation in a legislative staff report.

@seattlewinegal. Nectar Monthly Honors February 2010. Nectar Monthly Honors February 2010 February, 2010 has come to a close. March brings spring which leads to BBQ’s, running outdoors and most importantly, trips to God’s country – Walla Walla, Lake Chelan and Woodinville.

The short month of February saw nearly 1000 tweets, 27 posts and 21 wine reviews. DrinkNectar is proud of the following in February: Participating in a local Social Media forum Top Ten listings at Post Rank for Wine Blogs Mention in Wine Enthusiast Online as most engaging wine blog Below are some of my favorite tweets from February. Wines of the Month Best Value Under $15 2006 Kiona Lemberger While I didn’t formally review this wine, I did have an impromptu visit with JJ Williams (aka 1EyeWineGuy) during a recent trip to Costco. The Stuff: 100% Estate Lemberger from Red Mountain AVA Kiona Vineyards The Swirl: A dark strawberry color that was about 50% translucent.

*Runner-up 2008 Chateau St. 2004 Croze Cabernet Sauvignon – Reviewed Here. Washington Wine Report: Five Under Fifteen - February. In tough times, we continue the search for good, inexpensive wines.

Washington Wine Report: Five Under Fifteen - February

As I wrote in my recent Focus Report, Lemberger is a signature grape for Kiona Winery and Vineyards. Kiona was the first to commercially produce the variety in the U.S. back in 1980. The Williams family, who own and run the winery, have fourteen acres on Red Mountain planted to Lemberger. Vines range from ten to thirty years in age. Kiona sales manager JJ Williams states that people who try this wine either love it or don’t (I fall into the former category). The Chateau Ste. Brothers Butch and Jerry Milbrandt planted their first vineyard back in 1997. Hedges Family Estate is a family-run winery located in the Red Mountain AVA. Businesses For Sale - Buy a Restaurant - Sell a Restaurant. Food & Wine Pairing Network: Live. Chaîne de seattlewinegal. Time to stock up as wine prices hit rock bottom.

Last updated 05:00 14/03/2010 Vineyard and winery owners being squeezed by bargain-basement wine prices can take some cheer from the likelihood they have hit rock bottom.

Time to stock up as wine prices hit rock bottom

Simon Templeton, wine buyer for liquor chain The Mill, said prices were now probably as low as they were going to get. Last week The Mill's wine clearance website,, was offering high quality Marlborough sauvignon blanc (rated four stars by Winestate magazine) at just $5.99 a bottle, compared to the normal $16.99. "Five years ago, if you could retail a Marlborough sauvignon blanc for $9.99 you were doing really, really well.

If it gets any cheaper now it's just not worth bottling. " Wineries were under intense pressure to reduce stock now, as this year's grape harvest would start in a few weeks and they needed to make space for the new vintage. Businesses For Sale - Buy a Restaurant - Sell a Restaurant. Businesses For Sale - Buy a Restaurant - Sell a Restaurant. Winemaker Freddy Arredondo takes Cave B Winery to the next level. Cave B Estate Winery of Quincy, Washington, has historically had the reputation for producing pleasant wines at a spectacular location.

Winemaker Freddy Arredondo takes Cave B Winery to the next level

Winemaker and former chef Freddy Arredondo took over winemaking operations there in November 2007, and has, since then, created an array of impressive, food-friendly wines of expressive character. An introduction last week to his newly-released as well as several unreleased wines shed a pretty bright light on his recent accomplishments. the 2009 Sagecliffe 100 Chardonnay contains 3% Viognier, giving it flavors of peaches and cream, lemon curd and notes of banana pudding. Its hint of residual sugar balanced nicely with the underlying minerality.The 2008 Cave B Semillon was barrel-fermented in lightly-used oak, yielding aromas of burnt caramel, and flavors of lemon zest, creme brulee, and vanilla toffee, but with a crispness to the finish. It was a pleasure to meet Freddy and taste through his new releases. Twitter Directory and Search, Find Twitter Followers. Wine Blog Awards — Recognizing Excellence in New Media.

Businesses For Sale - Buy a Restaurant - Sell a Restaurant. Democrats' Tall Order: A Balanced Budget on a Beer Back - Seattl. Share photos on Twitter. Cheri Walters - People and ideas that make great wine. Sweet wines can be found in many forms. Sweet wines play multiple roles in wine lovers’ lives.

Sweet wines can be found in many forms

Often, sweeter wines are entry-level sippers for new wine lovers because they usually are easier to enjoy than dry (especially red) wines. After a while, wine tasters “graduate” to dry styles of whites and reds and might even begin to turn their noses down at off-dry wines. Stay with the story. Get full access to The Wenatchee World online for just pennies a day! For as little as 27 cents a day, you can have complete access to all the local news, photos and video content from North Central Washington's primary news source. Untitled. Washington Wine Report: Up, up, and away! Recent Trends in the W. Reminder June's Virtual Tasting will take place on Wednesday June 30th at 7pm.

Read more about it here. This past weekend I had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion on the Washington wine industry at the 2010 Wine Bloggers Conference in Walla Walla. Upcoming Events « Stems and Legs. May 23, 2013: #ChardonnayDay 2013, Eastside Wine Storage, 2636 Bellevue Way NE, Suite A, Bellevue WA, 6:30pm – 9:00pm Not that I need a good excuse to open up a bunch of wine, but May 23rd, 2013 happens to be the 4th Annual #ChardonnayDay.

Upcoming Events « Stems and Legs

So what better way to celebrate my hard work in the cellar than to invite some friends over to the cellar and open up a bunch of Chardonnay wines I will select a few wines and pair them with a few cheeses and possibly a few light appetizers (if I have time). The event will go from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Attendees are more than welcome to bring their favorite Chardonnay wines to share and/or a food item that pairs well with Chardonnay.