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Weekend O' Wine Report (6/3-6/5)

Spokane is a destination for wine.  Go TASTE why.

This is the Weekend O' Wine report, informing you of where you can discover great local wine.  

Check out the wine happenings in the Spokane Coeur d'Alene region and make it a GRAPE weekend. 

Get thee to a winery! Click on the link and check out the local list with SIP TIPS including the updated Endangered VINO notifications..Get thee to a winery, the local list Get thee to a winery, the local list.

FRIDAY: LIVE music downtown Whitestone Winery is always a good time. Friday night Music By Michael Jay Dwyer, appetizers and great wine.
ALL WEEKEND: The Spokane Public Market is officially open debuting with over 55 vendors and one Wine Bar. Check out the Marketplace Wine Bar, located at 2nd & Browne. EMVY Cellars and Bridge Press Cellars are the featured wines.

FRIDAY: Nodland cellars will be releasing 2010 Bebop during Valley First Friday. 
SATURDAY:  Painting With Spirits tomorrow at Nodland Cellars! 1-4 PM $55 per person and includes a glass of wine, appetizers and three hours of guided painting on canvas by artist Rebecca Ebert. You can call Cindi at 208-651-2110

SUNDAY: Vintage Spokane 60+ wineries will be pouring over 180 wines and over a dozen local restaurants will lure you with their best cuisine. Vintage Spokane replaces the Taste WA. event. It's all happening at 4pm at the Lincoln Center. Tickets are $60
Friday Wine Tasting

Coyote Canyon Winery Wine Tasting
Friday, June 3, 6-9pm
Located in south central Washington State and the heart of the Horse Heaven Hills in Prosser, Washington, this unique terroir and climate has nurtured Coyote Canyon Vineyard’s award winning premium grapes since 1994.  Wine Styles will help you purchase wine that matches your palate.....your wine style.  

ALL WEEKEND: VINO! Friday tasting focuses on THE  WINES OF PORTUGAL. ($5 fee) 3:00 till 5:30pm – Drop-In! Saturday features June Wines Part 1. VINO! is located at 220 S Washington in Downtown Spokane.

FRIDAY/SATURDAY  Leftbank Wine Bar. Live music every Friday and Jazz every Saturday beginning at 8pm. No cover!  Leftbank boasts over 60 wines by the glass and has various creative wine flights. Ask Jen, your flight attendant to customize one for your palate. Happy Hour is daily from 3-6pm 108 N. Washington St., Suite 105 Spokane, WA 509-315-8623

FRIDAY/SATURDAY  The Rocket Market Friday Night Wine Class features a varietal showdown series #11 global pinot noir
friday. june 3 @ 7 pm. Red wine for the summertime! Join us as we pit 9 wines from around the globe to compete for your love. reservations requested. 9 wines – cheese & labrea bread. $28 plus tax

The WINE selection with tasting notes on each and every wine is located at 726 East 43rd Avenue Spokane, WA 99203-6212 (509) 343-2253 Rocket Market LINK  Check out the GREAT wines under $10 shelf, as it never disappoints. Saturday evening LIVE music is back at the Market starting at 7:30pm and featuring the sounds of Matt Russell.

SUNDAY: - Arbor Crest Summer Concert Series. Sunday night. This Sunday enjoy Stagecoach West (Classic Rock / Country) starting at 5:30 pm and going until dusk. Only $5 cover and you can bring your own picnic. Wine sold by the glass or bottle.

"Life's fast, sip slow"

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adj \best\
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