Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hooray! A day for Cabernet.

Hey, Hey Cabernet!

This Thursday, Sept. 2 is world wide #Cabernet Day. For 24 hours, people around the world will be celebrating the king of grapes on social media sites. Like we need a reason to drink a Cab.
Hmmm....Okay, I'm in.

It’s simple to participate. Drink Cabernet (or Cabernet Franc or Cabernet blends) and talk about them online.

Use the #Cabernet hash tag on Facebook, Foursquare, Gowalla, Twitter and other blogs. Use the hash tag to see what hundreds of others are thinking about what they're drinking.

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most widely recognized red wine grape varieties. It is grown in nearly every major wine producing country. Cabernet is definitely a belle of the ball in Washington.

In Spokane, we do this so very well. Whether Barrister's iconic Cab Franc to Overbluff's trio of Fab Cabs we have no shortage of Cab's to choose from. Barili Cellars sophomore efforts had a Cabernet Sauvignon being the the spectacular standout and Whitestone's Cab Sauv and Nodland's Reserve are coveted in my collection. Liberty Lake Wine Cellars and  Robert Karl have well deserved accolades for their Cabs. Townshend, Grande Rhone, Arbor Crest and Caterina have crave worthy cabs as well.
Yes, in Spokane we have choices. This would be a good day to host a wine tasting party.


 Life is a Cabernet.

We are Sip of Spokane. So it's kinda our job to represent Spokane. Are you in?

Twitter is easy to sign up for at http://www.twitter.com/. Just send quick posts (tweets) about your favorite Cab and within in post have #cabernet so it can be tracked. It's fun to search #cabernet http://search.twitter.com/
Read what everyone is saying about this great grape brings new meaning to the phrase heard it through the grapevine.
Cin Cin, Sip

Great News!

Local wineries want to celebrate Cabernet. Here is what's happening locally on Cabernet Day. (Thursday, September 2nd).

Nodland Cellars will be open from 12-5:30 and is offering a 10% discount on the Walla Walla Reserve Cabernet.

Caterina Winery: The tasting room will be open from Noon - 6pm. They are offering a 10% discount on 1-5 bottles and 15% off on 6+ bottles of our 2007 Cab 90 pts Wine Enthusiast and our 2001 Willard Estate Cab 92 pts Wine Enthusiast.

Overbluff Cellars: The tasting Room will open 3-7 pm and they are offering 10% off all wine. Yes, the reserve is sold out but there are 2 other fab cabs to choose from. 

Latah Creek Wine Cellars: The tasting room will be open 9am-5pm and they are offering a 25% off their Cab blend Vinosity.

Whitestone Winery: The tasting room will be open from noon- 6 pm and be tasting our 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon. Tasting fees have been waived.
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