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Chateau Ste. Michelle: Number One Wine Brand

by Shona Milne on August 7, 2017

Chateau Ste. Michelle Becomes Number One Wine Brand Sold in Food Stores Nationally by Press Release August 03, 2017 Woodinville, Wash. — Washington’s founding winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle has come out on top as the number one premium table wine brand sold in food stores nationwide. Chateau Ste. Michelle received the ranking of the highest-selling wine […]


Seattle Wine & Food Experience: Three Events in One

by Shona Milne on February 14, 2017

Three Days. One Great Tasting Weekend. Seattle Wine and Food Experience Brings Culinary Exploration to your Palate February 2, 2017(Seattle, WA) – So much to taste and now more time to taste it! This year “the experience” as its known, brings three days of deliciousness to the Seattle community. Be sure to tell your friends […]


Matthews Winery: A Remodel and CSA Program

by Shona Milne on July 8, 2016

If you have not visited Matthews Winery recently you may be in for a surprise the next time you stop by. They have gone through a remodel and have added a CSA garden. I was lucky to stop in on the first day of the Creekside Farm pick up. In 2015, the Matthews team planted […]


Another Successful Year: Taste Washington

by Shona Milne on May 3, 2015

Taste Washington Celebrates Another Successful Year Overall attendance for the four-day event was highest on record Taste Washington — the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event — reported its highest overall attendance in 2015. The 18th annual event took place March 26-29 and drew more than 6,300 people over the course of four days. […]


Betz Family Winery: First Estate Vineyard

by Shona Milne on December 17, 2014

Betz Family Winery Purchases First Estate Vineyard at SeVein Vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley Betz Family Winery, producer of some of Washington State’s most sought-after wines, has purchased property at SeVein Vineyards of Distinction, the much-admired viticultural area on the southern border of the Walla Walla Valley AVA in Oregon.  It is Betz Family’s […]


27th Auction of Washington Wines: Success!

by Shona Milne on August 19, 2014

Auction of Washington Wines raises $1.8 Million for Uncompensated Care at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Washington State University’s Viticulture & Enology Program More than 2,500 attendees participated throughout 27th annual series of summer events The 27th annual Auction of Washington Wines culminated August 14-16 in Woodinville, Wash. at Chateau Ste. Michelle, raising $1.8 million for […]


You may have noticed a new sign for Ambassador Wines of Washington across the parking lot from Sparkman Cellars in the Warehouse District. Their 3 estate vineyards, managed by Dick Boushey, are located in Benton City on Red Mountain and they decided that it was a good time to come over the mountains to Woodinville.  […]


Woodinville Wine Events: June 16th-30th

by Shona Milne on June 14, 2014

Gard Vintners – June 16th – Funday Monday Willows Lodge – June 18th – Willows Lodge: Iron Vintner Challenge – Championship Russell’s Restaurant & Loft – June 19th – Avennia Winemaker Dinner with Chris Peterson Gard Vintners – June 19th – Thrifty Thursday Brian Carter Cellars – June 20th – Puppies on the Patio with […]


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 […]


Washington Wines Class: French Winemakers

by Shona Milne on February 23, 2014

3-Week Class “Washington Wines with a French Touch” with three Winemakers and one Sommelier at South Seattle Community College Sommelier Dieter Schafer will guide you through a tasting of Washington wines made by French winemakers – vignerons francais. Experienced vignerons who left behind vineyards and châteaux in their home country are crafting excellent wines for […]