Meet the Web’s Wine Writers: Josh Wade, DrinkNectar.com

As many of you know, we now include wine reviews in the free Hello Vino app. We are extremely excited to collaborate with a talented group of writers that include Certified Specialists of Wine (CSW), Certified Wine Educators (CWE), and sommeliers certified by the Master Court of Sommeliers. Over the next few weeks, we will profiling each contributing wine writer beyond the third screen so you can learn more about the author.

Introducing: Josh Wade

DrinkNectar.com is a wine and coffee journal reviewing Spokane wine, wineries, coffee and coffee bars. Josh takes to the streets for video reviews of local business and people on the street! The goal is to bring greater awareness to wine and coffee, specifically those found in the Northwest and Spokane. Concerning wineries, DrinkNectar provides wine reviews, video reviews, fun wine stories, wine challenges and Social Media tips that Josh is learning from on his journey. Being a corporate executive by day, with a passion for wine at night, Josh states,"Life is meant to be shared together. There is no better way than to share a cup of perfectly brewed coffee and carefully crafted wine."

This blog chronicles the reviews of local coffee shops, wine bars, wineries, and Josh’s travels to explore the worlds of wine and coffee. You can follow Josh on Twitter @nectarwine, or check out his YouTube channel


NectarViews are drafted to be informative and descriptive across the five senses of wine. Through the reviews, you will see the wine, smell the wine, taste the wine, and touch the wine (with your mouth). Some of the video reviews provide the sights and sounds with the winery, vineyard, and tasting room.The NectarView System

Each wine is reviewed in the Stuff, Swirl, Sniff, Sip and Score method.The Stuff: Josh tries to provide any details he can about the vintage, alcohol content, blending percentages, or any other pertinent facts.

The Swirl: This is a visual of what the wine looks like in the glass as it is swirled. Josh will attempt to describe the color, clarity and legs (slight residue lines left on the side of the glass usually indicating high sugar / alcohol)The Sniff: Smelling wine is a big part of the experience. The sniff can be described as the foreplay to the experience of drinking the wine. It prepares the mouth for the joy to come. During the sniff Josh will attempt to describe the smells that come out of the glass (aka the nose).

The Sip: The sip describes the tasting experience. Wine has several different characteristics across your mouth. The sip will describe the flavor profile, tannin, alcohol, acid and finish.The Score: NectarViews are rated on a 5 point scale with 3 and 4 having plus and minus scores. Price, flavor, complexity, and cellar storage are taken into consideration. An amazing tasting wine may score a 4 if the price is too high and a moderately good wine may also score a 4 if the price is only $8.

He’s Got Cred
  • Finalist for 2010 Wine Blog Award “Best New Wine Blog”
  • Mentioned by Wine Enthusiast Magazine as one of the top three wine blogs
  • Ranked in the top 50 wine blogs in Google traffic by Cellarer.com
  • Selected Best Libations Blog in Spokane by www.spokanfoodblog.com 2009

We are excited to have Josh Wade involved with our wine reviews. Be sure to check out his latest posts within the free Hello Vino app, and on his blog for at DrinkNectar.com


The Hello Vino Team