Open Minds, Empty Bottles – Episode 89


It’s the wine that you’re either passionately in love with, or you don’t give it the time of day.  And that’s exactly why we taste it here on the show!  Wine drinkers everywhere have their definite opinions about Riesling, but every time we open on bottle on the show, the stars tasting it all ALWAYS pleasantly surprised that the Rieslings out there today are very different from one another.  So bring your open mind to this episode, and between the laughs, you just might discover something you need to try!  The wine was delicious, and so were this episode’s Twitter hash tags:

 #Riseling  #NutNHoney  #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 Eroica – Chateau Ste Michelle’s, Woodinville WA

2.———–2011 Riesling – Kennedy Shaw, Woodinville 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

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

Jim Garner  (Twitter @IconCellars) winemaker, Icon Cellars

Gary Gibson  (Twitter @WoodinvilleWine) Artist and Event Coordinator & part of our crew

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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