Wine Party Politics – Episode 96


If you’re new to the show, the entire purpose of Northwest Wine Night is to encourage you to “Cork Local.”  In other words, if you’re going to drink wine, why not support winemakers right here in the Northwest?  On each show, we introduce you to two of those winemakers, so you have two more ideas the next time you need wine.  Pretty straight forward, right?  On this episode, besides one of our stars running for office, and another breaking down in hysterical laughter, the panel was split over the wines.  It’s the perfect scenario for us, and simply means you’re really going to have to try both ones to determine which might be your favorite!  The wine was delicious, and so were this episode’s Twitter hash tags:

 #Rose’  #MarinaForPresident  #SplitPanel  #wine  –— Use these as you Tweet about @NWWineNight

WINE FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE:  To make it easier for you to follow along and make a few notes, we’re going to tell you something the panelists NEVER know until they pick their favorites: The names of the wines, and which is number one, and which is number two…


1.———–2013 Rose – Clay Pigeon Winery, Portland OR

2.———-2013 Rose – Maryhill Winery, Goldendale WA


Host Brian Calvert (Twitter @BrianCalvert), who is heard on KOMO Newsradio and seen on KOMO News, enlists his friends in Northwest media and wine-making circles to be on each panel.  At the table this week:

Marina Rockinger (Twitter @MarinaRockinger) heard on Star 101.5fm in Seattle

Denise Whitaker (Twitter @DeniseOnKOMO) reporter on KOMO News

Sandra Lee  (Twitter @WoodinvilleWine) President of Woodinville Wine Country

Jim Garner  (Twitter @IconCellars) winemaker, Icon Cellars

FILMING LOCATION:   For this episode, we’re at the Icon Cellars tasting room in beautiful Woodinville Wine Country.   Icon is in the Hollywood District, and the tasting room is inside Sky River Meadery.  Special thanks to Jim for having us!

THANKS FOR WATCHING!  Be sure to share this episode with your other wine-drinking friends.  We release new episodes EVERY Thursday during the course of our season.  And keep in mind if you’d like to be introduced to the great liquor and beer being made in the Northwest, we have siblings for that!  Be sure to check out both Northwest Beer Night and Northwest Liquor Night.

The next new episode of Northwest Wine Night: The Internet Show will premiere right here on the website, Thursday, January 22nd.

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