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10 Am Tasting

10 Am Tasting

Walla Walla Wine

Walla Walla Wine

Dan Fredman with Taster

Dan Fredman with Taster

Bloggers Goodie Bag

Bloggers Goodie Bag

Three hundred strong. We descend on this unsuspecting village of quaint shops, wine bars, coffee counters and statues. Bloggers, wine makers, grape growers (maybe a couple), marketing gurus, importers, exporters, drinkers, writers, posers — all passionate about wine.The 3rd Annual Bloggers Conference pulled the corks early this morning with a tasting (at 10am sharp) of Washington wines along with a few interlopers from abroad. Glasses were raised, emptied, raised again and occasionally dumped. The local cabernet covered cherries paired with everything, including the rieslings, the Semillons, the gruner veltliner, sauvignon blancs, cabs, merlots, malbecs, cab francs, and the un-restrained and often subtle red blends.

The generous and sizable goodie bag brought even grown men to agony as they hefted the load between tasting tables, finally giving in to parking their Washington provided treasures. Wine books, magazines, postcards, pens, a CD from Lake Chelan Wine Valley, Hogue Cellars DVD, flash drives from Canoe Ridge, Jordan and the Secret Cherry Society, brochures, snacks and assorted swag.

And the bottles! King Estate Oregon pinot gris (a state nearby Washington with privileges), a wines.com cab from….Chile and two water bottles– one domestic (Walla Walla Wine Alliance) one from Spain.

An international collection in southeastern Washington. 300 strong

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