A Visit to Cave B Estate Winery

Half-way between Seattle and Spokane, along the I-90 corridor, there is a wine oasis. The Cave B Estate Winery sits high up on the cliffs above the Columbia River commanding spectacular views of the valley below. I have passed by the exit for the winery many times, always curious about the winery, but never venturedContinue reading “A Visit to Cave B Estate Winery”

A Deeper Look into How Wineries are Using Twitter Part 2

Using Twitter is harder than it looks. And I am not talking about keeping your tweets to under 170 characters.  Being active on Twitter takes time and engaging on Twitter takes nerves. I wrote my initial post, wondering why Wineries were not engaging with their followers and consumers. I am sure that anyone who lookedContinue reading “A Deeper Look into How Wineries are Using Twitter Part 2”

A Deeper Look into How Wineries are Using Twitter Part 1

Social Media has been around for a while, but its use and power have really only recently been discovered.  Granted, there have been the few smart companies and professionals that have been using these tools since their birth, but for the rest of us, this is all pretty new. I recently read an article inContinue reading “A Deeper Look into How Wineries are Using Twitter Part 1”

Bartholomew Winery Visit and Tasting

Bartholomew Winery is located in Seattle, WA in the Old Rainier Brewery.  There is a South Seattle Artisan Wine movement and part of me wanted to experience artisan wine and part of me wanted to check out the historic landmark. The tasting room is open every Saturday and Sunday from Noon – 5pm, and wasContinue reading “Bartholomew Winery Visit and Tasting”

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”

Barrister Winery Tour and Tasting – A Wonderful Experience Part 1

Over Easter weekend, my brothers, sister-in-law and I went on a tour of Barrister Winery in Spokane, WA.  I was very excited to go tour a winery – the last time I toured a winery, it didn’t mean much to me.  Now, I had a little bit better understanding of the industry and was lookingContinue reading “Barrister Winery Tour and Tasting – A Wonderful Experience Part 1”

Columbia Winery 2001 Otis Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Other Tasting Notes

Our second stop on my recent Woodinville tasting trip was to the Columbia Winery. As I mentioned in my earlier post, I went with my brother Seth, who also did an excellent summary of our tastings. Pulling into the parking lot, the winery was exactly what one would expect when tasting wine – a largeContinue reading “Columbia Winery 2001 Otis Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Other Tasting Notes”

Januik Riesling and Novelty Hill Merlot Tasting Notes

Continuing my education, I recently did a tasting trip with my brother Seth.  We went to Woodinville to try a few more Washington wines. Our first stop was Novelty Hill/Januik. From my understanding, Michael Januik used to be the Winemaker for Chateau Ste. Michelle.  I really liked those wines so I was eager to tryContinue reading “Januik Riesling and Novelty Hill Merlot Tasting Notes”

Wineries and Social Media Challenges

I came across a post by Joe Roberts, discussing Social Media and Wineries.  While I am new to the wine industry, I am not new to social media. I have been working at a social media company for the past two years. I agree with Roberts, social media is important for wineries (well any business,Continue reading “Wineries and Social Media Challenges”