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Seattle Wine & Food Experience: More to Taste

by Shona Milne on January 22, 2012

The Seattle Wine and Food Experience keeps adding more each year. They are expanding their beer and spirits tasting opportunities with the many wineries who will be pouring. Many Woodinville wineries will be participating. SEATTLE WINE AND FOOD EXPERIENCE OFFERS A WORLD OF TASTING Explore wine, beer, spirits, cider and culinary culture Experience wines from […]


Valentines: Beauty, Chocolate, Wine, & Tesla

by Shona Milne on February 14, 2011

It was a very blustery day out in Woodinville on Saturday but I had a few things on my agenda since it was Valentine’s Day weekend. I started off my day at Elsom Cellars for a splash of Malbec, a bit of chocolate, and a paraffin hand treatment. Got to keep the hands looking good out […]


Woodinville Wine Events: February 11th-17th

by Shona Milne on February 10, 2011

Plenty to do out there this Valentine’s Day weekend. If you can’t find something to suit your tastes and needs then you are not really trying. There are so many choices from a simple pairing of red wine and chocolates to progressive dinners that takes you to three wineries. Guardian Cellars – Fri, Feb 11th […]

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Valentines: Love in the Air & Wine in your Glass

by Shona Milne on February 4, 2011

Well, Valentine’s Day is on the horizon once again. If you are venturing out you need to know what is going on otherwise you will just wander aimlessly. It will probaby involve some Red Wine & Chocolates. I did receive a press release from Woodinville Wine Country to help you navigate all the love, red […]

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Woodinville Wine Events: HalloWine Parties

by Shona Milne on October 25, 2010

I’m doing an extra post for Halloween so you have more time to make your HalloWine party plans. What interesting costumes will I see this year? Alder Ridge Winery, Canon De Sol Winery, Irlandes Winery, Goose Ridge Estate Winery, Airfield Estates Winery, Darby Winery & Village Wines – Fri, Oct 29th – 6-9pm – 6 […]


Grilling in the City: Bellevue Towers

by Shona Milne on August 30, 2009

It’s a small piece of tranquility in the middle of downtown Bellevue where they held Grilling in the City on Thursday. Bellevue Towers hosted the event up on the 5th floor with Trophy Cupcakes, 425 Magazine, BuiltBurger & Downtown Bellevue as sponsors. It was a perfect summer’s day as we tasted Chocolate Vanilla cupcakes, ate delicious […]


Intrigue Chocolates: Wine & Truffle Pairings

by Shona Milne on July 21, 2009

I talked with Aaron Barthel of Intrigue Chocolates. He is a master of pairing his chocolate truffles with wines. He told me that he currently has 69 flavors of truffles. He believes that he is not selling chocolate, but sharing chocolate with others. He shared St. Basil with me on Saturday and I’m really looking […]