From the monthly archives:

July 2010

Wine Storage Bellevue: Nice Racks

by Shona Milne on July 29, 2010

I went to the opening of Wine Storage Bellevue the other week. It looks like it just a regular storage place when you arrive but when you go up in the elevator it’s an entirely a different experience. There is a wide range of locker sizes; from 12 cases up to 98 cases. They have a Tuscan […]


Italianissimo: Events to Benefit Breast Cancer

by Shona Milne on July 27, 2010

Two great events are coming up at Italianissimo this Sunday. The first is Pink With a Purpose Breast Cancer Benefit with funds benefiting Susan G. Komen is from 3-8:30pm . The second event is a vertical tasting of The Bully and The Evil Twin, with Chris Gorman of Gorman Winery which runs from 6:30-8pm in […]


Flying Dreams: Winery Open House

by Shona Milne on July 26, 2010

If you are looking for something to do on Friday night there is a new winery opening up in the Warehouse area. Flying Dreams has moved its location from Seattle to Woodinville. They are having an open house from 7-10pm on Friday, July 30th. They are celebrating the release of a couple of Summer Sippers; […]


Auction of Washington Wines: August 19th-21st

by Shona Milne on July 23, 2010

I received an email today form the Washington Wine Commission that tickets are on sale for the Auction of Washington Wines. I love going to the picnic and hope to see you there.  On the heels of two successful events in Eastern Washington, the Auction of Washington Wines, the region’s most prestigious charity wine event, […]


Northwest Cellars: Helping Homeward Pet

by Shona Milne on July 22, 2010

Another great wine event to help benefit Homeward Pet in Woodinville, the largest no kill animal shelter in Washington, is The Dog Days of Summer on Sunday, July 25th and Sunday, August 29th from noon-5pm. Northwest Cellars is hosting the event and there is a special Homeward Pet 2005 Rescue Reserve Merlot label which will […]


Wine Getaway: Tefft Cellars Guest House

by Shona Milne on July 21, 2010

I spent the weekend out at the Tefft Cellars Outlook Guest House the other week. It’s a fabulous place and I didn’t want to leave to come back over the mountains to Seattle. The house has three bedrooms all with their own bathroom. It also has a full kitchen, living and dining room. The best […]

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Obelisco Estate: Update on Opening

by Shona Milne on July 17, 2010

Looks like it will be next weekend that Obelisco Estate will open up in the Woodinville warehouse district. They were not quite finished when I stopped by earlier today. Tweet This Post


Homeward Pet: Yappy Hour with a Purpose

by Shona Milne on July 17, 2010

You know I love to mix a glass of wine or a cocktail with a good cause. I think all dog owners out there should put your best paw forward and check out Yappy Hour at the Hotel Monaco on Thursday, July 22nd from 5:30 to 7:30. A portion of the proceeds go to my favorite […]


WBC or Bust: The Journey Home from WBC10

by Shona Milne on July 16, 2010

I had a great opportunity to spend extra time with some of the wine bloggers who were attending WBC10 in Walla Walla. I was a judge for the WBC or Bust contest where winning bloggers won a trip that began in Woodinville and took them to Walla Walla and then back to Seattle. From what […]


Whidbey Island Winery: Day Trip from Seattle

by Shona Milne on July 14, 2010

I took a day trip up to Whidbey Island recently. I went up I-5 and crossed Deception Pass and then meandered down the island. I stopped off at Lavender Wind Farm, had lunch out on the pier at Coupville and poked around the shops for a bit. I also stopped in at Greenbank Farm but […]