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Washington Wine Country, Walla Walla Valley AVA and Tri-Cities | Highlights from the 2018 Wine Bloggers Conference #wbc18

Growers and Makers Blending Talent and Passion.  International group of wine writers visit future vineyard site of Force Majeur Winery. Wine touring in my backyard. There’s a corner of the wine world which is already beginning to enter the next phase of its maturation. Its the place where I live, a place where my grandfather lived and the place where some of my favorite makers and growers live. All this within minutes of my front door. Sometimes proximity leads to myopia. This past week, my vision was adjusted for the better. See this events many social media posts from myself and other wine writers by searching: #wbc18  #wallawalla  @wwvalleywine  @tricitieswa International group of wine bloggers and media in attendance at Marcus Whitman Hotel, Walla Walla, Washington. 2018 Wine Bloggers Conference Eight years ago I attended my first Wine Bloggers Conference in Walla Walla, Washington. Last week, I was again in Walla Walla, this time attending the 2018 Wine Blo

October is International Merlot Month!

#MerlotMe all month long. I'm starting #MerlotMe month with three stunners from Walla Walla, Washington. In 2012 the month of October was declared International Merlot Month . This year, more than 100 Merlot producers from all over the world are joining together to celebrate this lovely wine grape variety. We're using the hashtag #MerlotMe to make it easy to find wine reviews. Since I'm just back from the 2018 Wine Bloggers Conference in Walla Walla, I'm starting my Merlot tastings and reviews with three lovely Walla Walla wines. Blind tastings every month at the Clore Center. Personally, my passion for Merlot was reignited this January. I hosted a Merlot blind tasting at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center , which made me fall in deep like all over again. There's something about Merlot and it's varied styles which pleases and purples. Merlot Statistics Merlot sales are up! (Nielsen) Merlot is one of the top four most purchased red