The Spanish Table – Helpful Service and Great Wine Selection

I wanted to continue my way through Spain the correct way (with good wine and food) - so, I headed down to The Spanish Table near the Pike Place Market.  I knew they would have a good selection of wine and give me inspiration. I did my research before I went to the store.  I … Continue reading The Spanish Table – Helpful Service and Great Wine Selection

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Taking a Virtual Around the World Trip and Wine Tour

My commute sometimes consists of a ferry ride across the Puget Sound, and there is something about being on the water that is inspiring.  As I was walking along the dock one glorious, sunny evening, I decided I should add "a trip around the world" to my bucket list. I have the travel bug often, … Continue reading Taking a Virtual Around the World Trip and Wine Tour

Winery Advertising, Social Media and the FTC

The FTC has decided to review its policy in regards to alcoholic beverage company advertising and social media.  OK, makes sense - I am sure it is antiquated, as-are most government policies and regulations. However, it looks like the government may be taking it a bit too far - in an article by Michael Doyle, … Continue reading Winery Advertising, Social Media and the FTC

Wine Tasting Experts vs the Average Wine Consumer – Is there Hope for the Rest of Us?

There has been quite a bit of discussion surrounding (and bashing) wine experts. There is a feeling of hostility towards the experts, and I am sure there is a suspicion that these experts are being bought off by wineries, especially the more expensive ones. I am neutral when it comes to this issue.  Maybe it … Continue reading Wine Tasting Experts vs the Average Wine Consumer – Is there Hope for the Rest of Us?