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grape varieties

Cabernet Classic: Porsche Bellevue

by Shona Milne on February 10, 2017

CABERNET CLASSIC Saturday, March 4th Porsche Bellevue 11910 NE 8th Street, Bellevue 6 – 9 pm – Tickets $75 / VIP $100 To Purchase Tickets CLICK HERE! Join us for our 7th Annual event featuring the king of the grapes, The Cabernet Classic! This prestigious event is located at the new Porsche Bellevue! Cabernet has […]


Winemakers from seven countries will converge at Riesling Rendezvous July 14 in Seattle, giving wine lovers an unprecedented opportunity to explore the finest Rieslings from around the world in one location. Hosted by Chateau Ste. Michelle, of Washington and Dr. Loosen, the famed German Riesling estate, the Riesling Rendezvous Grand Tasting will be held on […]


Bunnell Family Cellars: Tasting Room in Woodinville

by Shona Milne on April 5, 2012

Yes, it’s true that Bunnell Family Cellars will be opening a tasting room in Woodinville. They  will be located up in the warehouse district in Building C  between Hestia Cellars and Gorman Winery. The space will also be shared by Newhouse Family Vineyards and Upland Estates. Expect their arrival sometime this month. It will be […]


Col Solare Bottega: Arrives in Woodinville

by Shona Milne on September 20, 2011

I was invited to attend a pre- opening of Col Solare on Wednesday at Chateau Ste. Michelle. If you don’t know, Chateau Ste. Michelle partnered with Antinori wines back in 1995 to unite Washington & Italy viticulture with the two winemaking cultures to produce world-class Cabernet Sauvignon based wines. I must say, I think they […]


Elsom Cellars: PSBJ 40 Under 40 Award

by Shona Milne on August 5, 2011

The Puget Sound Business Journal has named its 2011 40 Under 40 honorees, including Woodinville native Jody Elsom for her local winery, Elsom Cellars. Of the 40 honorees, Jody Elsom is the only winemaker on the list, making this award even more special for the local Woodinville Wine Country. “I was thrilled and honored to […]

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2011 Seattle Wine Awards: The Winners Are….

by Shona Milne on May 27, 2011

The Seattle Wine Awards are out for 2011 but there won’t be a Grand Awards Tasting this year. The plan is to reassess and come back better next year. Still, you can see how many award winners you can taste through. Dessert Styles: Fortified ~ All Prices DOUBLE GOLD NV Ded Reckoning Wine Company “ded […]


Woodinville Women in Wine: Jody Elsom

by Shona Milne on March 22, 2011

I decided to do a series of interviews with a few of the women winery owners & winemakers in Woodinville since March is Women’s History Month. I asked each the same questions. This is the final interview in the series and features Jody Elsom of Elsom Cellars. Though Jody focuses on Cabernets I am a huge fan of her […]

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Hestia Cellars: They Moved….

by Shona Milne on March 4, 2011

Some of you may have noticed that Hestia Cellars moved out of the southern part of the warehouse district. The good news is that they are only moving up the road to the northern part of the warehouse district and will be located between Kestrel Vintners and Gorman Winery. They will be having their Grand […]


E.B. Foote: Closing at the end of the Month?

by Shona Milne on February 19, 2011

I had previously reported the E.B. Winery was up for sale. Now it seems that there are no buyers for the winery that it will be closing at the end of the month. The details can be found at KOMO News. I hate to see another Washington winery close. I was always a fan of […]


White House: Serving Washington Wines

by Shona Milne on January 20, 2011

Great mention of Washington Wines in the Seattle Times about the two wines served at the White House state dinner for China’s President Hu Jintao last night. Wish I could have been there. It sounds like it was delicious. Tweet This Post

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