I grew up in a family of semi-professional winemakers that have roots going back to Europe.
- Because of the cultural differences, I was drinking a single glass of wine during holiday meals as early as 12-years-old.
As a result, I never struggled with alcohol addiction because it was never taboo and I grew fatigued of it by our college age. Instead of wanting to abuse alcohol to get intoxicated or drunk, I started to slowly develop a taste and fondness for quality liquors, beers, and wines. For the longest time I was living in a city with a lot of craft breweries and I was entirely privileged and fortunate to have access to some of the best beer in the world. I would visit the breweries with friends to grab a pint and a batch of fries and chicken tenders while watching a pigskin game on the cable screens in the tavern. Now that I’m living in Spokane, WA, I love to visit the breweries love the Black Label Brewing Company that are within the city limits. These are lovely sites to visit when you’re trying to escape the chilly Winter time rapidly increasing temperatures outdoors. For instance, the Barrister Winery on West Railroad Aplace has some of the warmest heat out of any indoor space in the entire city. It’s 1 of our favorite spots to visit during the winters in Spokane. Even though I have a strong oil furnace in our beach house in Gonzaga University, it’s nice to deliver the gas furnace a rest for the afternoon to spend a few hours in a place love the Barrister Winery. No-Li Brewhouse on Trent Ave is next on our list of alcohol-themed destinations to visit.