More than 200 writers and media influencers gathered in Walla Walla this month to attend the annual Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC).
We are so proud of the Washington state wine community for hosting this successful major event, and introducing the latest wines to wine enthusiasts from all over the country and different parts of the world.
To our delight, we experienced four days of wine tasting, winery tours, live blogging, mystery dinners, and a delicious banquet.
One of the trickiest and fun events was live wine blogging, where we each tasted 10 wines in one hour. Continue reading →
We recently tasted three different releases of Cabernet Sauvignon and a Bordeaux blend from Montes Winesand Kaiken Wines, which we discussed during a Twitter chat with founder and winemaker Aurelio Montes Sr. — considered to be a founding father of the modern Chilean wine industry. Prior to the Twitter event, we enjoyed three other Montes wines that were sent to us in time for Thanksgiving. See below for details. Continue reading →
Vinoscenti Vineyards is a British Columbia winery, but it could also be a place to gather, express love, relax, and learn about wine — from onsite instructors and from Quini, a new visual rating system (details below).
Formerly River’s Bend Winery, Vinoscenti is located on 13 acres of farmland with 22-year-old vines in south Surrey, near the Canada-US border. Vinoscenti crafts old-world style wines made from BC grapes, and also offers certified WSET wine education courses and non-certified classes for wine lovers. The courses are led by Vinoscenti CEO Dr. Clinton Lee, a wine industry expert and educator, and his team of instructors. Continue reading →