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Callahan Cellars/Elemental Cider: Email Interview

by Shona Milne on February 12, 2015

Sometime it’s hard to get winemaker to stand still for a few minutes so I resort to doing an email interview. I”m looking forward to tasting the cider. What did you do before discovering wine? Brian was a Union Ironworker when we first started the winery. Christina is a Registered Nurse, currently working for EvergreenHealth […]


Woodinville Wine Events: February 1st-15th

by Shona Milne on January 30, 2015

Super Bowl Sunday- February 1st – Check with individual wineries to see if they are closed for the game. I’m hearing many will close. #GoHawks Alexandria Nicole Cellars – February 5th – Girl’s Night Out – Go Red for Women Russell’s Restaurant & Loft – February 6th – Winemaker Dinner – Wild Game, Wild Love […]


SWFE 2015: Double the Wine & Food Fun

by Shona Milne on December 28, 2014

Two Events, One Great Experience at the 2015 Seattle Wine and Food Experience Seattle Wine and Food Experience adds POP! Bubbles & Seafood to kickoff festivities The city’s premier “tasting” event, the Seattle Wine and Food Experience (SWFE), returns for a seventh year, Sunday, February 22, 2015 (12-5 pm VIP, 1-5 pm General Admission) at […]


Seattle Wine and Food Experience – A GREAT Place to Taste! Sunday, February 22, 2015 POP! Seafood & Bubbles Saturday, February 21, 2015 The Seattle Wine and Food Experience (SWFE) is the premier showcase for wine, food and spirits in the Northwest. Guests enjoy a world tour of wine with a special focus on Woodinville […]


Bean Fairbanks: Fundraiser for New Service Dog

by Shona Milne on November 12, 2014

Fundraising For An Industry Friend Mon. Nov. 17th Downtown Spirits 2300 7th Ave – Seattle (7th & Denny) 5:00 – 7:00pm Join us for a wine & beer tasting/happy hour to support our friend Bean Fairbanks! Bean needs to raise funds in order to train her new service dog Aauga. Bean suffers from MS and with her […]


It’s Back: Seattle Restaurant Week

by Shona Milne on October 9, 2014

Pick up your phone and get your reservations now for Seattle Restaurant Week. The dates this fall are October 19th-23rd and the 26th-30th. Plenty of restuarants on the eastside; Woodinville, Kirkland, Bothell, Redmond, and Bellevue are participating. You can get a three course dinner for $30.  Quite a few of the restuarants are also offering […]


Tate’s List: Food and Beverage Vendor Site

by Shona Milne on May 27, 2014

I sat down and talked with  Melissa Peterman about the new site, Tate’s List. I would describe it as similar to Angie’s List for the food and beverage industry. It has all sorts of categories for the needs of winerys, breweries, distilleries, restaurants, and bars. It helps narrow down the search for what they need […]


Woodinville Wine Events: March 1st-15th

by Shona Milne on February 27, 2014

Woodinville Wine Cellars – March 1st – Release Party – 2010 Syrah and 2011 Grenache DeLille Cellars – March 1st – Grand Opening of  new wine bar MAISON DeLILLE at 15 Lake Street, Kirkland NW Cellars – March 1st – Grapes for Apes, Fundraiser for Chimpanzee Sanctuary NW NW Cellars – March 2nd – Fundraiser for Joplin’s […]


Seattle Wine & Food Experience: 1st Annual Wine Awards

by Shona Milne on February 19, 2014

SEATTLE WINE AND FOOD EXPERIENCE ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF FIRST ANNUAL WINE AWARDS Brian Carter Cellars takes Best in Show and 150 other medals are awarded to wineries Seattle Wine and Food Experience (SWFE) is pleased to announce the results of its first annual Wine Awards. More than 60 wineries submitted 150+ wines for the awards […]


Efeste: Rockin’ Sips Returns on June 8th

by Shona Milne on May 21, 2013

EFESTE Announces 5th Annual Rockin’ Sips Fundraiser EFESTE is thrilled to announce the winery’s annual fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Ironically, a heartbreaking event inspired this annual celebration of wine and music. In 2006, winery owners Kevin and Angela Taylor learned that their young son Joe, grandson to ‘Big Papa’ Daniel Ferrelli […]