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This JUST In! Thanks to the Culinary Adventure Map – These brand new stories such as these hit the press regularly:Enjoying Hard Ciders in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula – NW Wine, Brews & Spirits Editor Nancy Zaffaro sips cider in PT Sign-up Today! Thanks to our four county regional tourism partners, the Culinary Adventure Map has been served up and has been feeding great press! Here’s just some of the Good News! A) Following the successful OCL Wine Reception & “Cooking Up Business Knowledge Luncheon”this past spring at Little Creek Resort & Casino, keynoter and accomplished travel writer Sue Frause, @suefrause, toured the eastern edge of the LOOP via an early release copy of the new Culinary Adventure Map. Then she wrote about it! Nearly a dozen OCL member locations from Port Townsend to Kamilche were featured in her wildly popular – and viral – article, posts & Tweets. Of all the delicious stories and sights Sue featured: Chimacum Corner Farmstand, Quilcene Village Store, Geoduck Restaurant & Lounge, Hama Hama Seafood, Finnriver, Fireside Restaurant at The Resort at Port Ludlow. (And we know she started at the Ravenscroft Inn. Join OCL and I’ll see if we can get her to update her still popular article!) Thanks to her good news scores of map requests and full article views have helped OCL members kick-off the peak season of Peninsula culinary tourism! Yum! Read all about it. B) Wine Press NW Magazine features a cover article “72 Hours in the Olympic Peninsula” where writer Andy Perdue and photographer Eric Neurath followed the LOOP featuring: Walter Dacon Wines, Hoodsport Winery, Mosquito Fleet Winery, Westport Winery, Marrowstone Vineyards, Wind Rose Cellars, Olympic Cellars, Camaraderie Cellars, Harbinger Winery, Cideries: Alpenfire and Eaglemount and Finnriver . Where to eat: Bella Italia, Alderbrook Resort, Alder Wood Bistro, Silverwater Café. Where to stay: Bishop Victorian Hotel, Manresa Castle, Lake Crescent Lodge, Fort Worden! (Whew! You of course are encouraged to eat and experience the LOOP as a slightly more leisurely pace!) C) The uber trendy South Sound Magazine (demographics: 30,000 subscribers, age 25+, with House Hold Income of $150,000+) a five-page – yes 5! equivalent ad value at $3,250/page – full-color photo spread of the Culinary Adventure Map! Where did photo journalist Christine Cox get her story lead? Here’s what Christine herself says; “… The Culinary Loop Tour was amazing, educational and so much fun. It was a very impressive tour… Thanks again for the opportunity.” Christine highlighted: Michael’s Seafood & Steakhouse, Hama Hama Oyster, Olympic Cellars, Ajax Cafe, Elevated Ice Cream, FinnRiver Cidery, Chimacum Corner Farmstand, Alpenfire, Nash’s Organic Produce Pane d’ Amore, Olympic Cellars This articles success provided a dedicated follow-up coverage of Eaglemount Wine and Cider in the March issue of South Sound Magazine (In just two months Eaglemount Wine & Cidery enjoyed many lifetimes worth of Sunset Mag. page impressions!) Thanks to the Culinary Adventure Map, all of our visiting travel writers are served up delicious story ideas and essential details which translate into stories about the Olympic Peninsula – as the Good News regarding YOUR business is spread all across the globe! Right now – you’re working your craft, and we’re working ours. We started the year featured in New Zealand’s Gourmet Travel, this past July’s “Outside Magazine” features OCL members as must taste stops for their “10 Perfect Escapes“, we’ve recently hosted German and Japanese writers, and Sue Frause is back again – currently touring, Tweeting and writing as she eats her way through the NW corner of the LOOP! Don’t be left off the Map that everyone is writing and reading about! Sign-up Today!
A lovely gathering and a great opportunity to share ideas. Thank you for all you do! I look forward to our next Olympic Culinary Loop gathering. – Crystie Kisler, Farmwife • Co-founder • Finnriver Farm & Cidery
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