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grape varieties

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


Grand Reve Vintners: Stolen Grapes!

by Shona Milne on September 25, 2010

It’s such a an unbelievable story, but it is true. Someone stole the rare Bushvine Mourvedre grapes from Grand Reve Vintners vineyard in Benton City. KING5 has the story. Tweet This Post


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


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 […]


WBC10: Speed Wine Tasting

by Shona Milne on July 13, 2010

Part of the Wine Blogger Conference was an hour of white wine speed tasting and an hour of red wine speed tasting. I truly have mixed feeling on wine speed tasting. You get to taste through twelve wines in one hour and you just go with your immediate response with a sip or two and you […]


Cave B: On the Road to #WBC10

by Shona Milne on July 1, 2010

I stopped in at Cave B to see how the winning WBC or Bust Wine Bloggers were doing on their road trip over to Walla Walla. I was amazed at the beautiful view out onto the Gorge you get from the upstairs event room and the tasting room. Another wine tasting had been arranged for […]


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, […]


Bartholomew Winery: Wine Tasting in Seattle

by Shona Milne on June 6, 2010

I crossed water to go to Bartholomew Winery Grand Opening on Saturday afternoon. They are located in the Old Rainier Brewery building at 3100 Airport Way South, Suite 10, Seattle, 98134. I have known Bart a few years. He was just beginning to make wine so I was so happy to attend his grand opening event. […]


Book Review: The Vintage Caper

by Shona Milne on June 3, 2010

I just finished reading The Vintage Caper by Peter Mayle. You may know of Peter Mayle from A Year in Provence or A Good Year. The Vintage Caper is a classic mystery which revolves around a large wine theft in California. Hollywood lawyer, Danny Roth, shows off his extensive wine cellars for a feature in […]