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Two wine events planned here in May and June

The Spokane Winery Association plans to hold its annual Mother's Day Spring Barrel Tasting festivities this weekend, May 7-9, and the Washington Wine Commission will hold its annual Taste Washington! Spokane event on Sunday, June 6.The Spokane &...

Townshend Cellar owner makes wines as he likes them

Townshend Cellar owner makes wines as he likes them

Spokane winemaker Don Townshend didn't set out to start what now produces more than 20,000 cases of wine annually in the Spokane area. He started out selling air-conditioning equipment to clients around the Northwest, including to Preston Premium a...

Growth despite recession

Growth despite recession

Some winemakers in the growing wine industry here say they've fared well through the recession and would even welcome more competition.Jim van Loben Sels, general manager at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, one of the Spokane area's oldest wineries, 17...

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