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
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
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
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?