Have You Been Snoothed?

Snooth is an extraordinary wine database that, in my opinion, should be bookmarked by wine enthusiasts and everyone in the wine industry. In my research and writing about Washington state wines, I always come across references to Snooth, which features millions of reviews and hundreds of thousands of wines.

I’m obviously not the only one who is a fan of this site. Here are some stats, recently released by president Philip James in his Snooth blog:

“In December 2008 we had 616,477 unique users use our site and over the course of 2008, our first full year of operations, had the pleasure of serving 2,508,254 unique individuals. These numbers represent a greater than 400% growth rate year over year.”

His predictions for 2009: Snooth will grow its monthly user base to more than 1,000,000 users per month and — take note, wine industry friends — Snooth will generate wine sales of more than $50 million.

Check out the Snooth database now — have your wines been snoothed?


Sip of Snoqualmie-Update

Five wineries have already signed up for the exciting March wine event called Sip of Snoqualmie and many more are expected! Presented by the Snoqualmie Casino, the event will benefit Encompass, an organization with programs that “encompass the family support needs of an entire community.” 

The Washington wineries on the list to this March 14th fundraiser are Woodhouse Family Cellars, Five Star Cellars, Lowden HillsSaint Laurent Estate Winery and Woodinville Wine Cellars.

For more details, see my previous post or the Sip of Snoqualmie page on the Encompass website.

Hope to see you there!