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Tasting Room Tips

How to act in the wonderful world of wine by Laurie L. Ross
Spokane’s wineries are gearing up for their annual Spring Barrel Tasting. A record nineteen Spokane wineries will open their doors Mother’s Day weekend, May 11-13 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. In some cases you’ll get the chance to try wine directly from barrels or tanks. In preparation, we wanted to share tips on how to navigate winery tasting rooms. Special thanks are due to Jill Rider of Townshend Cellar and Sip of Spokane Facebook followers for several of the contributions here: Upon arrival, head for the tasting bar. A host will greet you and get you started with wine glasses and explain what wines are available for tasting and if there are any tasting fees.Tasting rooms vary from the very elaborate to a simple table set up in the wine making area.White wines are usually tasted first, followed by red wines, and then dessert wines. Most wineries will have a sheet of tasting notes. Read the tasting notes as you taste and see if yo…

PIZZA and WINE (David's Pizza to re-open)

YES, wine goes with Pizza.

I really like David's Pizza which was a mainstay on the edge of the GU campus until it abruptly closed. You can still get David's Pizza at Famous Ed's atop the South Hill. But we were promised David's Pizza would reopen in a new location. Well the wait is over. David's Pizza is set to reopen at 803 Post. Basically that's
South of the Spokane Arena and West of the Flour Mill. Pretty excited about this.

David's DaVinci (pesto and feta) is a edible masterpiece that goes so well with the Lone Canary Barbera, Wahluke Slope. But you can also pair this pizza with a Chaniti or Zin. I suggest you try Latah Creek Wine Cellars nearly sold out limited edition Zin. I usually request fresh tomatoes added.

Luna makes a pretty wonderful Margarita Pizza with fresh tomatoes and basil from their patio. This pairs well with a Cabernet Savingnon. May I suggest either Barili, Overbluff's Duality, Liberty Lake Wine Cellars, or Robert Karl. Spo…

Make time to WINE

The Garland Theatre

A developing story on a Spokane landmark.

Show Me the Money! But just a little bit.
When the Garland Theatre opened in 1945, it was the the place to be seen and the place to see films. The theater was very forward for the time, with wide aisles and a cup holder in each reclining seat. A novel idea was the snack bar. Today the Garland is an icon with all that old style. Its well perserved, staying true to the era. You not only get to see the show, you also get to experience movie theater history with a retro cool style.The Garland is Spokane's only Independent Encore theater.
Current owner Katherine Fritchie purchased the theatre in 1999 and has been working to restore the theatre to its original splendor and modernize the sound and projection systems while retaining the family-friendly atmosphere and price.
Here's what you can expect: *Historic movie theatre experience *$3.50 admission for all *Second Run Films 3-4 A Day *Good Popcorn - Featuring the "Bottomless Bag&quo…