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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 […]


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 […]


E.B. Foote: Winery is for Sale

by Shona Milne on October 12, 2010

Just came across a listing in that E. B. Foote Winery, located in Burien, is for sale. Owner retiring and the asking price is $600,000. Tweet This Post


Dog Day’s of Summer: Homeward Pet

by Shona Milne on August 27, 2010

This is the last chance this summer to check out the Dog Days of Summer at Northwest Cellars on Sunday, August 29th from noon-5pm. This benefits Homeward Pet in Woodinville so be sure to buy a bottle of Homeward Pet Rescue Reserve wine which is a nice Merlot. Come join us any Sunday in July and […]

Obelisco Estate: A Private Wine Tasting

by Shona Milne on August 12, 2010

Since Obelisco Estate tasting room in Woodinville has not yet received permission from the the city to open to the public, I set up a meeting with Manny Loya who is the tasting room manager. Manny told me they were having some paperwork issues with the city about a building permit and that they were […]


Meritage Meadows: Wine Lovers B&B

by Shona Milne on June 11, 2010

I stopped by Meritage Meadows the other afternoon for their open house. They are located in Redmond at 21407 NE Union Hill Road, Redmond, WA   98053, close to Woodinville Wine Country, They are looking for wine lovers, B&B fans, and the business traveler to fill their five beautiful rooms. All the rooms are named after Washington AVA’s; Puget, […]


Purple Cafe: Walla Walla Comes to Woodinville

by Shona Milne on May 27, 2010

I had the opportunity to attend a Walla Walla Winemakers tasting this week at Purple Cafe in Woodinville. It was a great event and quite a few wines were tasted. Amavi Cellars, Five Star Cellars, Gifford Hirlinger, and Walla Walla Vintners were the featured wineries. I had a few favorites: 2007 Amavi Cellars WW Syrah, […]


Merlot Gone Mad: Showcasing WA Merlots

by Shona Milne on April 4, 2010

We have another wine event coming up. It’s Merlot Gone Mad up at the Tulalip Resort Casino on Sunday, May 2nd. It’s a benefit for the Washhington Wine Industry Foundation. There will be  50+ wineries represented at the event. The cost is $45 for a general admission ticket or $75 for ticket and transportation by […]


#WAMerlot: You Had Me at Merlot

by Shona Milne on March 26, 2010

I tasted many Washington Merlots on Thursday night between 5pm and 7pm for the online #WAMerlot event. People were invited to open up a Washington Merlot and post their comments on Twitter. This event was created by Josh Wade @NectarWine. It seems that we have a big hit on our hands. There were about 2,000 comments […]