From the monthly archives:

September 2010

Wine World: 64 Days Away

by Shona Milne on September 21, 2010

I bumped into David LeClaire, of Seattle Uncorked,  yesterday at a Woodinville Wine Country trade tasting. He told me that he was signing the lease for Wine World today and that he expecxt to be open in about 64 days. Look for some Grand Opening parties the beginning of December. Tweet This Post


3rd Thursday Wine Walk: Raining Cats & Dogs

by Shona Milne on September 20, 2010

It was raining cats and dogs on Thursday evening for the Third Thursday Wine Walk  Bottles & Dogs in the Warehouse District to benefit Homeward Pet. That did not stop quite a few people and their dogs from some winery hopping over some puddles. Tulip, on the left, didn’t worry about puddles and just rode […]


Forgeron Cellars: Featured Winery of the Month

by Shona Milne on September 18, 2010

I did make it to Village Wines to try some Forgeron Cellars wines. They are the Featured Winery of the Month for September and October. They are pouring in the Tuscan events room Friday through Sunday from noon-6. I stopped in when Dave and Brooke were pouring a very nice line up of Forgeron. They […]

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Dirt to Glass: DiStefano Winery

by Shona Milne on September 17, 2010

Ah, it’s been a journey from deleafing, harvest, sorting, and now bottling. It’s such a glamorous life in the wine industry. I spent a long day bottling at DiStefano Winery a few weeks ago. Hillary Sjolund is the wine maker and she told me that bottling is not the favorite part of winemaking for the winery or the winemaker. […]


Woodinville Wine Events: Sept 17th-23rd

by Shona Milne on September 16, 2010

Tefft Cellars – Fri, Sept 17th – 7-9pm – Port and Dessert Party Matthews Estate – Fri, Sept 17th – 6-8:30pm – After Hours Woodinville Wine Cellars – Fri & Sat, Sept 17th & 18th – Little Bear Creek & Syrah Release Party Hollywood Hill Vineyards – Sat, Sept 18th – 5:30-7:30pm – Spotlight on […]


KING5 Talks with Sparkman Cellars: Harvest

by Shona Milne on September 15, 2010

KING5 talks with Chris Sparkman of Sparkman Cellars about our late grape harvest this year. Sounds like it’s going to be very busy once we get going. Tweet This Post


Grape Harvest: Still a Week Away?

by Shona Milne on September 14, 2010

According to an article in the Seattle Times this morning, harvest looks to be about a week away. Tweet This Post


St. Nick’s Weekend: Mark Your Calendars

by Shona Milne on September 12, 2010

I know St. Nick’s Weekend is about three months away but it came up in discussion and there is something new this year. Yes, there will be Saturday Only passes by popular demand. Woodinville Wine Country will only be offering a limited number of the Saturday Only passes so mark your calendars as they go on sale […]


Third Thursday Wine Walk: Homeward Pet

by Shona Milne on September 10, 2010

September 16th “Bottles & Dogs”  Bring your best friend to the Third Thursday Wine Walk.  benefiting Homeward Pet. A portion of all ticket and bottle sales go to the animal rescue.   PLEASE:  Only “Dog Park Friendly” dogs! Also, please use very short leashes or we will have spilled wine everywhere and that would just be sad!  4 – […]


Woodinville Wine Events: Sept 10th-16th

by Shona Milne on September 9, 2010

Dusted Valley Vintners – Fri, Sept 10th – noon-8pm – Magnificent Malbecs Matthews Estate – Fri, Sept 10th – 6-8:30pm – After Hours William Church Winery – Fri & Sat, Sept 10th & 11th – 2008 Syrah Release Party Vin d’Elegance – Sat, Sept 11th – 11am-4pm – Preview Classic Cars Tweet This Post