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Ken and Larry with Gary Vaynerchuck at the Wine Outlet in Seattle, WA

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WBC14 Live Wine Blogging

Kick Ass Speed Blogging… say what?




Date: 07/12/2014

The "Live Wine Blogging" event at the 2014 Wine Bloggers Conference in Santa Barbara County was a kick. I like to call it Speed Blogging. They had one for white wines and one for reds. What is "Live Wine Blogging" you ask?  Check out the video.

Wine Bloggers Conference

Malaga Springs Winery

The Case of the Missing Wives




Date: 03/22/2014

Winery tasting rooms, like the one at Malaga Springs Winery, make for the perfect "girls" outing — Right? I ran across this fun-loving group the other day who proved to be very entertaining. You go girls!

Boudreaux Cellars Wine Club Party

Aerialist Julie Istvan wows 'em at the Boudreaux Cellars wine club party!




Date: 09/21/2013

Aerialist, Julie Istvan, puts on a stellar performance at Boudreaux Cellars 2013 Wine Club Party. After tasting amazing new Boudreaux Cellars wine releases, hors d'oeuvres, and music by Beth Whitney (accompanied by winemaker Rob Newsom on slide guitar for a couple numbers) under blue skies, the wine club members were treated to Julie's aerial acrobatics. Just one more reason to love Boudreaux Cellars!

Boudreaux Cellars

2013 Washington State Wine Awards

2013 Washington State Wine Awards recognizes wine industry leaders




Date: 01/14/2013

The Washington State Wine Commission hosted the 2013 Washington State Wine Awards at McCaw Hall in Seattle, WA recognizing the wine industry leaders. Awards were given to restaurants, retail outlets, sommeliers, distributors, etc. for their outstanding promotion and sales of Washington State wines. There were also over 50 wineries there talking with the trade and media and pouring their wine. An array of hors d'oeuvre and music were also part of the evening mix.

Washington State Wine Awards

Bluegrass at Icicle Brewing Company

Jamming at Icicle Brewing Company with winemaker Chuck Egner of '37 Cellars




Date: 11/06/2012

What do winemakers do when they're not making wine?  Well, sometimes they drink beer and make music…  Bluegrass music.  Roughly twice a month (always on Thursdays), Chuck Egner of '37 Cellars organizes a Bluegrass jamming session at Icicle Brewing Company in Leavenworth, Washington with a bunch of his musician friends (that's Chuck playing bass, guitar, and singing a little).  You never know how many musicians will show up, but it's always a good time.  Rob Newsom of Boudreaux Cellars is there on occasion joining in with his slide guitar. This past Thursday, there were even a few more local winemakers just hanging out and enjoying the beer, wine and music. How fun is that!

2012 Auction of Washington Wine

The Auction of Washington Wines Gala Celebrates it's 25th Year!




Date: 09/27/2012

The Auction of Washington Wines celebrated it's 25th Anniversary this year and put on an amazing weekend of events and the Gala Auction was no exception. It had it all — incredible wines and food, unbelievable auction items, musical entertainment, top winemakers and chefs, sponsor BMW's on display, attendees from across the country, it was quite the celebration. Close to 2 million dollars was raised for Seattle Childrens and the WSU Wine Education Programs.

Auction of Washington Wines



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