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Write 4 Wine: Upcoming virtual tasting, Rías Baixas Albariño 

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Life’s fast, sip slow. Perks of being a wine writer. Thank you Rias Baixas Wines for the special delivery. Watch for my virtual tasting and response to these intriguing wines from Spain on Sip of Spokane 🍷 Winemaking in Rías Baixas dates back thousands of years, but only during the past few decades has the region established a global reputation as a producer of top quality wines from its signature grape, Albariño. Salud!  #wine #spain #albariño #write4wine

Things are looking good...please send WINE 🍷 

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Perks of being a wine writer. Thank you Farmhouse Wines, who gets their name from a vintage school house located at the Green String farm in Petaluma, California. The school house serves as a library and study room for conscientious students from around the globe seeking to learn about the Green String method of sustainable farming. I’m excited to try these natural wines. Watch for my review right here on SipofSpokane.com Cheers! 

Marys & Mimosas - Booze for Breakfast

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Bringing Back The Breakfast Drink                  Marys and Mimosas Both the Bloody Mary and Mimosa make it socially acceptable to drink before noon.  While this can be a problem if the drinking continues all day, on its own, a Mary or a Mimosa is a beautiful thing. The Bloody Mary can be a meal in itself - a healthy sounding one at that with a slightly morbid name. Bloody Marys traditionally are made with vodka and tomato juice which is then heavily spiced and garnished. Some say this drink was conceived in Paris in the roaring 20's.  Others trace it back to the 30's as a cure to the dreaded hangover. Either way, this breakfast cocktail has evolved with many twists being added along the way. The Mimosa, on the other hand, is a mainstay of the classy champagne brunch with a straightforward recipe: champagne or sparkling wine and orange juice. Yes, this is a drink you can make yourself. It was supposedly invented in back in 1925 at a Parisian Hotel. As with most c

About last night - Walla Walla is truly drenched in Wine 

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Watermill vineyard was the ideal setting for our 5-course dinner paired perfectly with their wines. #wbc18 

Walla Walla, the promise land of Washington Wine. 

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At the 2018 Wine Bloggers Conference. Walla Walla, Washington truly is drenched in Wine. #wbc18 #luganalover Exclusive tasting with Consorzio Tutela Lugana DOC

Art Matters - Morgan Grace Clements

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Morgan Grace Clements My beautiful daughter-in-law, Morgan Grace Clements definitely got more than her fair share of talent. She recently launched her art page on Instagram. Follow this stylemaker’s journey and purchase some of her creations while it’s still affordable. 💛 #artmatters Here’s a sneak preview. Go to MoClementsArt on Instagram for More Mo! Sunday Art Ode to Washington State #printmaker Honolulu Relief Print #ArtistsOnInstagram New Beginnings Bohemian Tapestry #yarnlove #macreme