From the monthly archives:

March 2010

Willows Lodge: All Female Winemaker Event

by Shona Milne on March 23, 2010

This Wednesday, March 24th, Willows Lodge will feature four women winemakers from Woodinville including Hillary Sjolund from DiStefano Winery, Carol Parsons from Red Sky Winery, Erica Blue from Adams Bench Winery, and Lisa Baer from Baer Winery. This is a complimentary wine tasting in the Fireside Cellars from 5:30-6:30pm. This event coincides with Happier Hour […]


First Day of Spring: Woodinville Wine Releases

by Shona Milne on March 22, 2010

I managed to get to a few wineries for some new release tasting on Saturday. Bright sunshine and wine tasting, not a bad way to spend the first day of spring. Here are some of the spring wines that impressed me on Saturday: Hollywood Hill Vineyard: 2009 Rattlesnake Hills Viognier – I plan to drink […]


Alexandria Nicole: Girl’s Night Out Has Firemen

by Shona Milne on March 21, 2010

Alexandria Nicole Cellars is kicking off the opening of its new location in the Hollywood Schoolhouse with their Girl’s Night Out Celebration with some hotties from the WSCFF firemans calendar. Girl’s Night Out is on fire! April 1 7-9:00 pm Hollywood Schoolhouse Tasting room  Hey ladies, THEY’RE COMING!!!! We all know that April Showers bring […]


Village Wines: A New Gathering Place

by Shona Milne on March 19, 2010

I have word that the lease has been signed and that Village Wines will be moving from its location in Apple Farm Village to a spot just across and down the road. They will be located at the south end of the building which houses Mazatlan Restaurant, Alder Ridge, Airfield Estates, and Goose Ridge on Woodinville […]

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Otis Kenyon: Tasting Room Opens in April

by Shona Milne on March 18, 2010

I’ve been watching the progress of the Otis Kenyon Wine tasting room move along by stopping in at Village Wines to do a tasting or two. I just received a press release with some more information on Otis Kenyon and that they intend on opening sometime in the middle of April.  Walla Walla Winery Brings its Sizzling History and […]


Betz Winery: Pizza Rustica Recipe

by Shona Milne on March 17, 2010

I managed to work my onto the Betz Family Winery list. I think it took me less than a year and I’m so happy that I was able to go to the wine pickup party the other Saturday. While sipping Clos De Betz a friend mentioned that he had the Bob Betz pizza recipe which he […]


Wine Dinner: Village Wines, Fidelitas, & Russells

by Shona Milne on March 16, 2010

Russells Restaurant, Village Wines, and Fidelitas Wines have partnered up for next Tuesday’s winemaker dinner. I’m really looking forward to attending at Russells up in Bothell.  I’ve heard many good things about these events but now I get a chance to attend the Fidelitas Winemaker’s dinner with Charlie Hoppes. The winemaker dinners are five course affairs that have […]


El Nino: Verdict not in yet of effect on Grapes

by Shona Milne on March 16, 2010

From a story reported on KING5 news this afternoon. The question of how our El Nino winter will effect the grapes. Tweet This Post


Twisted Cork & Stir Martini Bar: Closed

by Shona Milne on March 15, 2010

I started seeing tweets on Saturday that Twisted Cork & Stir Martini Bar were closing this past weekend. The rumors proved to be true and Twisted Corks last night was Saturday and Stir closed up on Sunday according to an article in the Seattle Times. Tweet This Post


Columbia Winery: Taste of White

by Shona Milne on March 14, 2010

I spent part of my Saturday afternoon at Columbia Winery Taste of White event. I’m by nature a red wine drinker but I had a great time tasting through a number of their white wines. I found a great unoaked 2007 Yakima Valley Chardonnay. I was a big fan of the 2007 Small Lot Series […]