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2012 Tasting Games: Round 1: Recap
Thursday, February 2nd 2012 by NW Wine Correspondent - Allie Merrick
Round 1 of the Northwest Wines To You 2012 Tasting Games featured Nicolas Bazan Wines. Allie Merrick, the NW Wine Correspondent, broadcasted LIVE with commentary contributed by the featured Tasting Team. Jim Wiskerchen & the Blue Tooth Wine Society from Arizona represented well with a combined score of 310 points.
Three Pinot Noirs, the 2007 Mis Nietos, the 2008 Una Vida & the 2009 Haydee were tasted & talked about. While each had favorable qualities to offer, it was the 2008 Una Vida that was the favorite of the night. A special thanks goes out to Nicolas Bazan Wines & to the Blue Tooth Wine Society for a memorable first round.
Join us for Round 2 on February 29th.
The sipping will start at 6:00pm PST.
Click HERE to learn more.
If you'd like to taste along with us, click HERE to get the wine shipped to you.
Pouring with Purpose - A Donation to Alzheimer's Research
Wednesday, June 13 2012 by NWWTY
Last month, Northwest Wines to You partnered with West Hills Village and Rehab in Portland
for a fundraising event to support Alzheimer's research. Rebecca Marie Pittock-Shouldis,
winemaker for Ghost Hill Cellars and the Northwest Wine Correspondent, Allie Merrick,
poured wine donated by Northwest Wines to You in an evening filled with the sounds
of music played by a jazz duo, accompanied by the conversation and laughter shared by guests.
The wine featured for evening had an identity that was concealed.
While this was not a masquerade ball, the wines were masked by black tissue paper.
With their identities concealed, the wines were tasted by guests with not prejudgement.
Everyone who sipped and savored relied on their senses to define the wine in words all their own.
SAVOR tasting cards (part of the Three Blind Bottles package) were available for making wine notes.
In addition to pouring wine, Northwest Wines To You donated a SAVOR Tasting Experience,
which included a signed copy of Dr. Nicolas Bazan's novel - Una Vida,a story about Alzheimer's.
It's a tale described by Lisa Gibbons, founder of Leeza's Place for the families of Alzheimer's victims,
as follows "...a hero's journey that leads a haunted neuroscientist through the mystery of jazz, the alleys of
New Orleans...and the labyrinth of the mind." The author, Dr. Nicolas Bazan, is an internationally
recognized neuroscientist and the Director of the LSUHSC Neuroscience Center of Excellence.
In addition, he owns of Nicolas Bazan Wines. One of the wines he makes shares the title of his novel.
Una Vida, which translates to One Life, is a Pinot Noir, a novel and (coming soon) a motion picture.
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Spin The Bottle: Nicolas Bazan Una Vida Pinot Noir
Thursday, August 23rd 2012 by NW Wine Correspondent - Allie Merrick
Spin The Bottle with NW Wine Correspondent, Allie Merrick, and her tasting team.
In this episode, the Nicolas Bazan 2008 Una Vida Pinot Noir is tasted and talked about.
Allie and her team give you SIX different descriptions of this wine.
Ever heard a wine described as "buxom"? You'll hear it in this video.