Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wine O’clock Wednesday: Barking Wine-tastic

Support the work of local animal shelters, and meet the stars of the new book Winery Dogs of Washington later this month. Rumor has it that they will even sign the copy of the book you “pawchase.”

When you visit many wineries in Washington, you will find dogs of all sizes romping around the barrels or the tasting room. For example, there’s Bud (aka DB) at Cooper Wine Company at Red Mountain and Murphy at Barrage Cellars in Woodinville. But before you say “wineries are going to the dogs,” have a look at this new book called Winery Dogs of Washington.

The book features 92 adorable dogs from 60 wineries that represent all of Washington state’s 11 wine regions, along with original “tails” by each dog owner. These photogenic dogs are displayed in 128 pages of full color photos, by taken by local photographer Timothy Hall.

It’s a wonderful item to take home and help you remember your experiences in Washington wine country. But, more importantly, — if you buy the book, proceeds will help support animal shelters and adoption agencies.

You can meet some of the dogs in person on April 30 in Woodinville. From 1 – 5 p.m., Chester, Bentley and Murphy will be at Convergence Zone Cellars, Edmonds Winery and Barrage Cellars, and if you pawchase a book, these three canine stars will sign it for you. Seriously!

Or if you don’t want to wait until the end of the month, you can meet Murphy this weekend when his own wine label will be released: “Stealth,” a red blend of Cab Sauv, Syrah, Cab Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Word has it that Murphy will be signing bottles, in addition to the book!

The $38 book can also be purchased at a number of stores and wineries.

About Margot Sinclair Savell

A former national journalist, Margot started writing her popular “Write for Wine” blog in 2007, but she first blended her passion for writing with her passion for wine in 1997 in a column on KOIN-TV’s website (which she managed in Portland). When she’s not writing about wine or speaking about social media measurement at conferences around the country, you can find her wine-tasting with her husband or hanging out with her three Cavalier King Charles dogs. Or you can find her on Twitter @writeforwine
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