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Walla Walla

Barrel Art @ the Wineries: Woodinville

by Shona Milne on May 18, 2011

UNIQUE WINE BARREL ART to be Auctioned OFF at ENTWINE Grand Auction, WALLA WALLA Barrel creations from seven Northwest artists on tour and on display in Woodinville tasting rooms, May 20-22 WALLA WALLA, WA–May 5, 2011–­­Vintage Walla Walla and  Entwine Grand Auction, Walla’s Walla’s new grand weekend-long celebration of the best of the Walla Walla […]


Gifford Hirlinger: Closing Tasting Room

by Shona Milne on April 23, 2011

It took me a while to get the official word but Gifford Hirlinger is closing its Woodinville tasting room. They are a small family run winery in Walla Walla who branched out with a tasting room in Woodinville. There have been some changes, not having a family member this side of the mountains, so they […]

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Taste Washington: Returns for 14th Year

by Shona Milne on February 28, 2011

Taste Washington will return for its 14th year on Sunday, March 27th.  It is the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event. IT features over 200 Washington State wineries. You will also find many of your favorite restaurants to pair your wine with. The weekend kicks off on Saturday, March 26, with a series of […]


Whitman Cellars: Seized by Bank

by Shona Milne on January 29, 2011

I read in the Seattle Times that Whitman Cellars in Walla Walla has been seized by their bank for outstanding loans. Tweet This Post

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Seattle Times: Great Wine Articles

by Shona Milne on November 14, 2010

If you don’t get the Sunday Seattle Times you missed a great Pacific Northwest special issue of Wine & Spirits. After near tragedy, wine connoisseur Catherine Reynolds is back A mansion is remade to make room for musings on the finer things Tweet This Post


Bartell Drugs: Loves Washington Wines!

by Shona Milne on November 8, 2010

You may have noticed something new and exciting in your local Bartell Drug aisles. They are now selling wine and beer. I did chat with one of the checkers and she told me that since Bartell Drug is a local Washington company that they will have a focus on Washington Wines. I did see Chateau […]


Taste of Tulalip: Bet on Great Wine & Food

by Shona Milne on October 18, 2010

On Wednesday I attended a preview tasting for the upcoming 2nd Taste of Tulalip on November 12th and 13th. We were wined and dined through thirteen food courses and 11 wine tastings. All of the food was amazing that their team of chefs prepared for us to showcase their individual talents. The teams represented different restaurants at […]


WineTrails NW: New Walla Walla Edition

by Shona Milne on October 12, 2010

There will be a new WineTrailsNW book out in November. The focus of this edition is Walla Walla. I had talked with Steve Roberts last year up at the Challenger Ridge Harvest party. He gave me a sneak preview of the new book that he was working on. You can order now for shipping in […]


Woodinville Tasting Room Trend: Now Spokane

by Shona Milne on October 9, 2010

From a recently received press release I see that the tasting rooom trend is being repeated in Spokane with the creation of Nectar Tasting Room. FIVE WASHINGTON STATE WINERIES TO OPEN SATELLITE TASTING ROOM IN DOWNTOWN SPOKANE Nectar Tasting Room is opening on the corner of Stevens and Main and will house the operations of five Washington […]


Forgeron Cellars: Featured Winery of the Month

by Shona Milne on September 18, 2010

I did make it to Village Wines to try some Forgeron Cellars wines. They are the Featured Winery of the Month for September and October. They are pouring in the Tuscan events room Friday through Sunday from noon-6. I stopped in when Dave and Brooke were pouring a very nice line up of Forgeron. They […]

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