Our First Time Around The Blanc – Episode 75


As we were filming this episode, Brian made the remark that while tonight’s variety hasn’t been on the show often, we had tasted it before.  Brian had obviously been drinking!  For the first time ever, the panel gets to try a couple of different bottles of Pinot Blanc — as in Pinot Noir Blanc.  This was a really cool experience to try something “new to us” together.  So grab a glass of wine, and get ready to make some notes…we have two delicious new things for you to try at the conclusion of the episode.  The wine was delicious, and so were this episode’s Twitter hash tags:

#PinotBlanc  #TwoCalvertsCollideAgain #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 Pinot Blanc – Helioterra Wines, Portland OR

2.———-2012 Pinot Blanc – Ghost Hill Cellars, Carlton OR


PANELISTS:  Host Brian Calvert, who anchors the news weekend mornings on KOMO Newsradio, enlists his friends in Northwest media 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) Madame President of Woodinville Wine Country

Corwin Haeck (Twitter @Corwin_Haeck) reporter, KOMO Newsradio

and Jeff Calvert, part of the Legacy Companies (and to our knowledge, no close relation to our host, lol)

FILMING LOCATION:  We launch our 4th season of the show at the crown jewel of Woodinville Wine Country.  We’re filming on the grounds of the beautiful Chateau Ste. Michelle — inside their barrel room.  Special thanks to everyone at Chateau who made this possible…we had a great time, and Cora was the best hostess!

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, October 2nd.

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