Jul 7, 2010
The deadline is rapidly approaching to submit your wines to the second annual Evergreen State Fair wine competition. This competition is open to both commercial and amateur wine makers, the submission deadline is July 23rd, 2010. Only wines produced in Western Washington, from 100% grapes grown in Western Washington, are eligible for this wine competition. Wines fermented from any Eastern Washington...
Jul 1, 2010
Being a total book geek, moment #27 was realizing I was on the same vineyard bus for the North American Wine Bloggers Conference as Paul Gregutt’s editor, Blake Edgar. The big moment #28 came when I realized he was carrying the galley proof of the second edition of Gregutt’s book of Washington Wines & Wineries: The Essential Guide.
I bought the first copy of Washington Wines and...
Jun 30, 2010
The 2010 North American Wine Bloggers Conference in Walla Walla was a fantastic event, leaving me much to tell. For now, I’ll share some amusing comments from Washington winemakers, wine lovers, and foodies.
Hanging on the patio with Becky and Wade
Becky Yeaman telling us that she met her husband, Dr. Wade Wolfe of Thurston Wolfe Winery, after being introduced by a friend who described Wade as...
Jun 23, 2010
This weekend 300 wine bloggers descend on the state of Washington, heading to Walla Walla (W2) for the 3rd annual North American Wine Bloggers Conference. Twelve years ago I moved to the state of Washington. To insure survival I quickly learned how to pronounce names such as Puyallup, Chehalis, Sequim, and Tekoa. Five years ago I began learning about wine and Washington wine, in particular. As a...
Jun 22, 2010
Are you headed to the 3rd North American Wine Bloggers’ Conference in Walla Walla this weekend? You are in for a treat, but do you have any idea what you are REALLY getting yourself into? Fantastic Washington wines and interacting with friendly, creative, professional and occasionally kooky Washington wine makers are a given. Walla Walla Washington is eagerly awaiting your arrival and will be...
Apr 30, 2010
WBC or Bust Road trip is a fantastic way to experience the diversity and excellence of Washington Wine Country. This road trip is a three day, all-expense paid, trek across Washington state wine country designed to get you to Walla Walla at the start of the North American Wine Bloggers Conference. Transportation, food, lodging and of course wine is provided!
This contest is open to all citizen wine...
Apr 8, 2010
Are you looking for a unique way to learn about AND reasonably acquire Washington Wine? Full Pull Wines may be your answer, especially if you are participating in the WBC or Bust contest!
Last October, Paul Zitarelli started Full Pull Wines with the goal to:
“be able to tell the stories behind the wines, offer compelling prices, and make a great buying experience”
The Washington Wine...
Apr 1, 2010
Its that time of year to nominate your favorite wine blogs for the Wine Blog Awards, 2010 vintage. The awards will be announced at the North American Wine Bloggers Conference this June.
Between April 1-7, 2010, nominations are being accepted from the public in the following wine blog categories:
Best Wine Blog Graphics, Photography, & Presentation
Best Industry/Business Wine Blog:
Best Wine Reviews on...
Jan 13, 2010
Hey Wine Blogger, how would you like to win a trip to Washington wine country?
The 3rd North American Wine Bloggers’ Conference is taking place in Walla Walla, Washington June 25-27th. BUT, two and half days can only give you a mere taste of what Washington wineries offer. The WBC or Bust Road Trip to Walla Walla gives you the opportunity to learn twice as much about Washington Wines!
What is the...
Nov 5, 2009
When I think of Walla Walla, I think of wine and the upcoming North American Wine Bloggers Conference. I have to admit that beer doesn’t usually enter that equation for me. I am glad that Geoff Kaiser, of Seattle Beer News, is a smart guy and was sure to include breweries in his trip into Walla Walla wine country.
I should know better, I know that most wine makers enjoy beer. You look in any fridge...