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Wine Time

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Here’s a fun fact: I love wine. It’s practical for the body and spiritual for the soul. Even Jesus couldn’t resist turning his water into wine and that’s reason enough for me. I’ve always been drawn to red wine not only for its health benefits but also for its tannic, earthy flavor. As a creature of habit, I grab the same selection every time I stop by my local spirits shop: a few choice whiskeys and two bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon from Columbia Crest, one of my favorite wineries from Washington. (Note: if you haven’t tried Columbia Crest’s Cabernet Sauvignon, you must grab a bottle and pair its fruity flavor with some beef tenderloin… delicious!)

As a fan of the winery and product, I was thrilled when Columbia Crest asked me to come on board to help herald the news of their newest initiative: the first crowdsourced Cabernet Sauvignon! Over the next 18 months, their new interactive website will allow everyone from casual drinkers to wine aficionados join the process of winemaking. Each week you’ll help vote to determine how the grapes are tended, irrigated, harvested and blended. How cool is that? Now let’s create something spectacular so I can get my drink on…

Columbia Crest created this cool, graphic-heavy video below to give a lay of the land – be sure to give it a watch. And join me in voting each week on what could be “our” signature wine (or as I like to call it – my “night-night juice”).

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Scout Sixteen is a lifestyle blog from Justin Livingston. Justin grew up in Mississippi but relocated to New York City in 2008. On Scout Sixteen, Justin shares his passion in fashion, travel, food and drink, and mental wellness.