7/31/2009

Give a Dog a Bone - Winery Dogs of Walla Walla

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It started with a simple question: "Who's the hottest wine whore?"

I had no idea things would turn out the way they did. Two weeks ago, I began a contest that changed the way people look at the world of wine.

In my quest to find the hottest of the wine world, 27 nominated candidates were posted and up for the public vote. Everyone from Jen Wall of Barefoot wines to the wine guru Jonathan Maltus was included. The contest even included a self titled wine guru and the famous dog from the Rombauer Family Vineyards named Moose.


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Several days after the contestants were announced, two individuals led the pack. The majority of the votes were in favor of Justin Wylie from Va Piano Vineyards and none other than Moose Rombauer (dog) from Rombauer Family Vineyards who commended a staggering lead.

It wasn't long before people really started taking notice. Only one week into the contest, an article describing the odd turn of events was published in the Walla Walla Union Bulletin. I started to get a lot of questions from the media. When asked what I would do if Moose won, I laughed and stated that I would give him the biggest bone he has ever seen!



In anticipation of Moose's victory, the dogs of Walla Walla have given me a token of their appreciation. While taking bribes may be a conflict of interest, I don't think I could turn down quite possibly the coolest gift I have ever received.




My very own copy of Winery Dogs of Walla Walla.

This colorful hardcover book is filled with pictures, stories, and info about dogs from all of the beautiful wineries located in Walla Walla. Proceeds from the sales of this book go towards the Humane Society and local Dog Park.

The best part: My copy was personalized for a Wine Whore and dog lover like myself.




Signed by author Barbara Whatley and her dog Styx:



Signed by Jutin Wylie:




And also signed by contestant Mary Derby from DaMa Wines:



Have a wino of a dog? Post your pics here!

Very special thank you to Barbara, all of the dogs of Walla Walla, Justin Wylie and Mary Derby for giving me such a special gift. This is a truly special and totally awesome addition to my wine journey. I will cherish it for years to come!

Cheers!



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3 comments:

Teresa said...

That is a very cool gift! I must get that book. I have the Winery Dogs of Napa already. And we have a refrigerator magnet of Moose on the frig in my office! He's quite famous.

The Wine Whore said...

Really! That's awesome!

I'd love to see a pic of your fridge with Moose on it... if you have one, throw it up over here:
http://wwcrew.ning.com/photo

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Folks, here's LuLu !
On the label, under the table and will meet you at the door of Lowden Hills Winery in Walla Walla, Washington
She's an eight year old Yorkie, lovable with an attitude and refinement.

2004 Lulu Red

www.lowdenhillswinery.com/wines

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