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‘Metal Impressions’ photo exhibit by Richard Duval opens Friday in Spokane

Posted in Events, Magazines, Marketing, Vineyards

If you like breathtaking imagery of wine country – and who doesn’t? – then this one’s for you. Richard Duval, the dean of Washington wine country photographers, unveils a new fine art series, “Metal Impressions,” Friday in the Nectar Tasting Room in Spokane. The series features Duval’s focus on capturing enlargements of stunning vineyard and… Continue Reading

Planning the 2014 itinerary for Washington wine: Around our house, it’s a labor of love

Posted in Events, Tourism, Wineries

Now that this and this are behind us, I’m starting to fill our 2014 calendar with other activities beyond family stuff, work and recreation. One thing that keeps me going during the long wet darkness of the Pacific Northwest winter is planning the annual wine itinerary. Here’s what’s on my mind for Q1 2014, and… Continue Reading

Celebrate Walla Walla: An opportunity to make a new vintage of wine memories in the valley

Posted in Events, Interviews, Wineries

Vintage memories of Vintage Walla Walla: Chuck Reininger cracking wise with Rick Small during the Vintage tasting of old WW juice, looking at the legendary winemaker from Woodward Canyon over the edge of a glass of Woody’s Old Vines cab and asking with a wry smile, “Who made this swill?” Or… A walking tour of… Continue Reading

This weekend’s Revelry on Red Mountain: Sun, scenery and great WA wine, all for a terrific cause

Posted in Events, Non-profits, Wineries

Looking out at this morning’s November-like weather got me to thinking: Where could I go this long Memorial Day weekend for a quick stay-cation that offers sunshine, warm temperatures and of course, some excellent Washington wines? The answer is simple: Revelry on Red Mountain, one of the signature events for the Auction of Washington Wines…. Continue Reading

Heading to Taste Washington? Here’s how to make the most of the experience, part 1

Posted in Events, Interviews

It’s Washington Wine Month, the annual state-wide promotion of Washington’s wine industry. The month is loaded with all kinds of wine-related events topped off by Taste Washington. Taste Washington is the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event. More than 225 wineries and 60 restaurants fill up CenturyLink Field Event Center for two days of… Continue Reading

‘Tis the season for wine tasting events. What do you, the consumer, want at a tasting experience?

Posted in Events, Marketing, Wineries

The spring season of tasting events is upon us here in Washington State. Among the events competing for your heart, palate and wallet include: Numerous red wine & chocolate events in Yakima Valley, Rattlesnake Hills, Lake Chelan, Whidbey Island, Bainbridge Island and the Woodinville Warehouse District, just to name a few. Seattle Wine & Food… Continue Reading

2013 Sunset wine competition only in its second year, but you can’t deny its powerful PR potential

Posted in Events, Magazines, Media Relations, Public Relations, Wineries

If you’re a Washington winemaker and you’re planning to enter the 2013 Sunset International Wine Competition, time is ticking. Entries close March 8, which means you have just less than 30 days to submit your entries. There are dozens, if not hundreds of wine competitions to choose from and some are certainly older, established and… Continue Reading

Remember, it has two Ms … like dummy!

Posted in Editing, Events

Talk about irony. While checking out the upcoming Symposium for Professional Wine Writers at Meadowood Napa Valley, I ran across a prominent spelling error smack dab in the middle of registration page. They say the devil is in the details and when you’re pitching a pricy conference to journalists, nothing undercuts your credibility faster than… Continue Reading

Notes, gossip & other fun stuff from Fall Release, Walla Walla style, in Washington wine country

Posted in Events, Wineries

Now that the fog has lifted from the whirlwind extravaganza that is Fall Release in Walla Walla, it’s time to share some news, gossip and observations picked up on the valley floor. The real deal:  Want the authentic vineyard farming experience? Then schedule a tasting at the Spring Valley ranch. We rolled up around 10… Continue Reading