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Spokane Weekend Wine Events Nov 5-7

Wholly wine events! It seems like this event lists gets longer and longer every week. My favorite Friday of the month is here, FIRST FRIDAY. This month features a brand new First Friday Spokane Valley Art Tour. There is plenty to wine about in this city. Looking for more? Next weekend are two signature events for Spokane wine and food lovers. Look below for information on Epicurean Delight and Cork & Keg. Don’t forget that Spokane Wine Magazine hits the streets on Wednesday, November 10!

All Weekend   

Tri Cities Wine Festival (5/6)- The Tri-Cities Wine Society is pleased to announce that the 32nd Annual Tri-Cities Wine Festival will return to the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick.

Take a tour of the local wineries. Most are open. Visit this link for hours, reviews, wine recommendations, videos and more.  

Enjoy great local wine at The Davenport, Left Bank Wine Bar, and Niko’s Wine Bar

Arbor Crest Annual Case Sale (through November 14)

Friday, November 5

First FridayEnjoy an evening of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography and other visual art. Take in diverse live performances, including music, dance and theatre and don’t forget the exceptional shopping and dining Downtown has to offer.

  • Arbor Crest – Melissa Cole’s “nature related, intricately patterned, heavily textured, acrylic paintings on wood and canvas.” Meet Melissa, 6pm, musician: Maxie Ray Mills 6-9:30pm
  • Whitestone Winery – 6-9, music by Hot Club of Spokane, appetizers, wine tasting & new art!
  • Barrister Winery – Ben Joyce and Father Bruno! Artists’ reception, Beacon Hill’s Bistro Buffet, 6-8pm. “Lonesome” Lyle Morse’s acoustic blues, 7-10pm.
  • Grande Ronde – 906 W. 2nd (across from the Steam Plant) Exhibiting new work by Paul Presnail
  • Robert Karl – 115 W. Pacific Local artist, Teri Beal’s work.
  • Caterina / Lone Canary – Displaying the work of Doyle Wheeler of Ammo-Head design, live music by Kari Marguerite, & Saunders Cheese will provide cheese plates to go with glass pour wine specials.
  • Barili Cellars – 4-9pm, new wine releases, featuring live music by Fawnell Myfanwy & the art of Debbie McCulley, who paints with pastels, watercolor, oils & acrylic.
  • Vintage Hill Cellars – Suwanee Lennon is a wedding, portraits and travel photographer in Spokane, but travels the globe for her imagery. Her passion is capturing images that tell stories of human lives. Tasting Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot Rosé, and “The Vintage.”

First Friday Spokane Valley Art Tour – Valley wineries and art galleries team up for the first ever art tour in the Spokane Valley. The event is called First Friday Spokane Valley Art Tour, to begin November 5, 2010, 5:30-8:30pm

Latah Creek Wine ReleaseJoin them Friday November 5, for the release of MONARCH PETITE SIRAH, with a brand new label! It is also First Friday Valley Art Tour. Stop by to enjoy gourmet food and wine tasting. 5pm-8:30pm

Nectar Tasting Room Sneak Sip at Sante Restaurant – Owner / Chef Jeremy Hansen has prepared a wonderful six course dinner paired with six wines featured in the new Nectar Tasting Room; $60

Partners for Progress Kopanga ProjectEnjoy an event that will change the lives of thousands of people. Into Africa dinner wine and auction to benefit the Partners for Progress Into Africa Kopanga Project. 6PM, at the Lincoln Center

Wine Styles – Come enjoy 4-5 different 1 oz tastes of wine and a full glass of your favorite for just $10! Wine Club members enjoy this event for $7.50! 6-9pm 8801 N Indian Trail Rd

Rocket Market Washington State grows some of the best Merlot on the planet, in my humble opinion, and just because some movie bashed the varietal SIX YEARS AGO, doesn’t mean anything. Merlot is excellent. Find out why. 7pm. 343.2253; 726 E 43rd Ave. $19

Vino Wine Shop: Taste six outstanding wines from Gifford Hirlinger. Taste them all (6 wines) for $5.  Includes cheese and crackers3:00-5:30pm; 222 S. Washington

Davenport Hotel: Live music from 8pm – midnight

Left Bank Wine Bar: Charles Tappa and Fly Right play traditional swing and bossa nova standards 8-11pm. Charles Tappa, guitar/vocals; Mike Baker, flugelhorn; Shawn Towry, bass. 108 N Washington.

Saturday, November 6

Whitestone Bratwurst – Burgers – and Wine

Whitestone fires up the grills and invites you into the production facility to try the wine as it is fermenting! This is the event if you have ever wanted to experience being a winemaker for a day. All of the current releases will be available to try and buy. This will also be the final day to buy Scared to Pieces! This event is $5 at the door (free for wine club members and guest). 115 N.E. Main St. Wilbur, WA

Taste the Spirit – Spokane wineries support the West Valley Education Association. Enjoy wine and a live auction at Center Place event facility from 6:30-9:00pm; 2426 N. Discovery Place

Bottles Wine Tasting:  Featuring the wines of Latah Creek Winery from 2-5pm 3319 N Argonne

Huckleberry’s Wine/Beer Tasting –Vinum Wines from around the world. $5 for 5 wines 2-4pm 926 S. Monroe

Rocket Market: – Drop in tastings…always a fun time with Matt – 726 E. 43rd Ave

Left Bank Wine Bar – Live music. While you’re there ask Jen or Lauren to make you a special wine flight. They’ll surprise your taste buds. 108 N. Washington

Vino Wine Shop – November featured wines. Taste them all (6 wines) for $5.  Includes cheese and crackers – Visit anytime between 2-4:30; 222 S. Washington

Sunday, November 7

Get out to a winery! – Always a handful of Spokane wineries open. Enjoy! Trezzi, Townshend, Lone Canary, Mountain Dome, Latah Creek, Arbor Crest, Knipprath and Caterina are open.

Wine Radar

  • Spokane Wine Magazine Hits the Streets (November 10) – Distribution begins of the first issue of Spokane Wine Magazine. We hope to have copies in all the wineries by the weekend of 11/12.
  • Epicurean Delight (November 12) – One of the signature events of the year. More than 1000 people enjoyed last year’s event to benefit the Inland Northwest Blood Center. Enjoy fine dining, wine and microbrews at the Spokane Convention Center
  • Get a Bad Attitude at Nodland Cellars (November 12) – BAD ATTITUDE RELEASE PARTY! The newest wine from the Rock and Roll series, BAD ATTITUDE red wine $20 retail, will be released at an event to be held from 6-9pm. Special release party, wine, food and song. 
  • Wine Styles 2 Year Anniversary Celebration -(Nov 12-13) Come enjoy all day tastings of various Washington wineries. Wine Styles will have live music, hors d’oeuvres, door prizes, raffle and much more! Amazing sales for everyone! Stock up for the holidays: 10% off 3 bottles, 15% off 6 bottles, 20% off 12 bottles, 30% off 18 bottles. All premium wines (bottles valued at $50 or more) are buy one, get the 2nd 40% off! 8801 N. Indian Trail Rd.
  • Cork & Keg (November 13) – Mirabeau Park Hotel; $45
  • Liberty Lake Wine Cellars – (November 14) Visit Sunday, November 14th from 1-5pm as they release their third generation of red blends: Gary’s Legacy Red. This Cabernet Franc-based blend is released in honor of Shelly’s father, Gary, whom they lost this year. Gary was integral to the winery operations, and so on his birthday, they will release this wine in his memory.
  • Spokane Winery Association Annual Holiday Wine Festival (November 19-21) – Spokane wineries open their doors for fantastic holiday celebration with seasonal decorations, specials, and many new releases
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