Tuesday, December 30, 2008
When David and Dennice Dierck, new owners of the Inn of the White Salmon, thought about their business priorities, they didn't have to look far.
Surrounded by so many resources, they decided to focus their business on the treasures of the Gorge: the arts, wine, recreation and landscape. New guest packages at the Inn embrace several of these discoveries and include snowboarding, skiing and snowshoeing in the winter; wine tours, rafting, kayaking and horseback riding spring through fall.
Last year they added a hallway gallery to feature local artists, and also host the monthly meetings of the White Salmon Arts Council.
This winter, for the second year, the Inn features local wineries and musicians at its "Warm Up with Wine" events.
Next month the two scheduled Saturdays, Jan. 10 and 24, will feature a wine-tasting education class from 5 to 7 p.m.
"Everything you wanted to know about wine (but were afraid to ask)" will be taught by local winemaker Joel Goodwillie of Wind River Cellars.
If you have wanted to know what to look for when sampling the wines of our local viticultural area, then this is the class for you.
While it is a two-part series, attending one or both sessions is fine.
A $10 admission will include the class, wine tasting and appetizers.
For more information call the Inn of the White Salmon at 493-2335.