It’s been nearly three years since Josh Wade transformed the momentum of his popular wine blog into Nectar Tasting Room, and the lease was just signed for another three. Fittingly, Wade announced the news on Twitter and Facebook: “I guess that means we’ll be around to serve you great Washington wine for a while longer!”
The main focus is still showcasing the broad range of wines made in Washington. Among the dozen-plus tasting rooms downtown, Nectar stands out for its broad selection since it’s not tied to a single winery. With its exposed-brick ambience and 3,000 square feet, Nectar has also hosted more private events and receptions than expected, Wade says.
And by the time the tasting room celebrates its third anniversary more formally in January, the menu will include more than wine and appetizers. A full commercial kitchen in the basement is in the works, with plans for expanded food options by the end of the year.