From the monthly archives:

February 2010

Wedding Ideas: Willows Lodge

by Shona Milne on February 16, 2010

Willows Lodge was the final stop on my tour of Weddings in Woodinville. It had been a long day but I was anxious to see what Chef Bobby Moore of the Barking Frog was offering up for the brides to be. I absolutely  loved the Halibut Cerviche. It was not overpowered by lime, just a […]


Wedding Ideas: Russell’s Barn

by Shona Milne on February 15, 2010

I had not been upstairs at Russell’s Barn before attending Weddings in Woodinville.  Let me tell you it makes a grand impression when you walk into the loft. You see a vaulted wooden ceiling that is amazing. The barn was built in 1927 and can host up to 300 people. This space can be dressed up for […]


Beer & Wine Tasting: At Grocery Stores Soon

by Shona Milne on February 14, 2010

A sign that government actually does work sometimes from The state house has approved that beer and wine tasting can take place in grocery stores. Try it before you buy it! Do you think this will increase wine and beer sales? Tweet This Post

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Wedding Ideas: DeLille Cellars

by Shona Milne on February 14, 2010

I confess that DeLille Cellars was one of my favorites on the Weddings in Woodinville tour. There are not many wedding venues with a landscaped outside space and sheep in a pasture next door. What they had on Sunday was a tented outside space was the Seattle String Quartet providing music right next to the beautifully decorated […]

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Wedding Ideas: Novelty Hill – Januik Winery

by Shona Milne on February 13, 2010

Novelty Hill – Januik Winery offers up an intimate space for a reception. This was my third stop on the Weddings in Woodinville tour. This venue was hosted by Jennifer Taylor of Taylor’d Events by Jennifer. I did get a taste of Novelty Hill 2007 Cab Sauvignon which I knew I already liked. I also managed […]

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Cooper: A Red Mountain Winery

by Shona Milne on February 12, 2010

I attended at Tweetup on Tuesday night at Russell’s Dining & Bar to taste and tweet about Cooper: A Red Mountain Winery. Cooper Wine Company is located on Red Mountain and released his first wine in late 2009. We started the tasting with a 2008 Cooper Pinot Gris from Columbia Valley. It’s 100% Pinot Gris and it’s a refreshing […]


Valentine’s Day: Red Wine & Chocolates

by Shona Milne on February 11, 2010

Hollywood Hill Vineyards – Feb 13th – Wine & Cheese Pairing – 3-6pm – $20 Edmonds Winery – Feb 13th & 14th – Chocolate & Red Wine Affair – 1-5pm – no fee Silver Lake Winery – Feb 12th-15th – Red Wine & Chocolates Canon de Sol & Irlandes – Feb 13th – Meet the Winemaker […]


Wine Bloggers: Wine and Dine to WBC 2010

by Shona Milne on February 10, 2010

Calling all wine bloggers! You have an opportunity to win an expense paid trip from Seattle over to the Wine Bloggers Conference 2010 in Walla Walla. It’s so simple. To be one of the twelve winners all you need to do to enter is to sign up on, add a contest badge to your website, […]


Tweetup: Northwest Totem Cellars

by Shona Milne on February 9, 2010

I attended a Tweetup at Northwest Totem Cellars last night. This Tweetup was organized by @SeattleWineGal also known as Barbara. I have attended a few of these events recently and they are a great way social media can benefit a business looking to promote itself and reach out to a different audience. Our evening started […]


Everett City Codes: Tough on Local Wineries

by Shona Milne on February 8, 2010

An article on HeraldNet tells the challenge of wineries wanting to operate in Everett and how city codes are in conflict with these businesses. There is a chance that the city may revise the codes to be more wine friendly. Tweet This Post