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Washington Wine Commission

Did you always want to write a song? Now you can help out and finish the “Winemaker Blues” just in time for the Auction of Washington Wines next month. Just submit your verse by August 2nd to The Auction of Washington Wines is little more than a month away! As we move into our […]


Taste Washington: Expands to Two Days

by Shona Milne on November 26, 2011

The Seattle Times reports that the Washington Wine Commission and Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau will team up and expand Taste Washington to a two day event next year; March 31st and April 1st, 2012. Tweet This Post


Auction of Washington Wines: Picnic

by Shona Milne on September 7, 2010

I attended the Auction of Washington Wines Picnic the other week. It’s one of my favorite events of the year. It’s a great opportunity to talk with many winemakers and taste some great wine. The food by Tulalip Resort Casino was, once again, wonderful. The really great news is that the Auction raised $1.4 million […]


WA Wine Commission: Adds A Local Campaign

by Shona Milne on September 6, 2010

I received a press release from the Washington Wine Commission which tells about their new local promotion campaign of Washington wines. Washington State Wine Commission launches first-ever locally-focused promotional campaign. More than 130 participating restaurants, retailers, and tasting rooms offering great deals on Washington State wine. SEATTLE (September 1, 2010) – Throughout September and October, […]


Woodinville Wine: In the News Again

by Shona Milne on August 6, 2010

It seems that local people are catching on what a great spot we are for wine tasting these days with our 70+ wineries in Woodinville. The Seattle Times is talking about Woodinville wines once again. Tweet This Post


Auction of Washington Wines: August 19th-21st

by Shona Milne on July 23, 2010

I received an email today form the Washington Wine Commission that tickets are on sale for the Auction of Washington Wines. I love going to the picnic and hope to see you there.  On the heels of two successful events in Eastern Washington, the Auction of Washington Wines, the region’s most prestigious charity wine event, […]


Washington Wines: Toast of Asian Markets

by Shona Milne on May 22, 2010

In this mornings Seattle Times there is an editorial that talks about the recent changes that make it easier for Washington wines to be sold in Asian markets. Robin Pollard of the Washington Wine Commission will be attending Vinexpo 2010 wine trade show this coming week in Hong Kong. Tweet This Post


#WAWine: Washington Virtual Wine Tasting

by Shona Milne on May 8, 2010

You too can participate in the next virtual tasting hosted by Drink Nectar. This one is really easy, it’s any Washington wine. All you have to do is pop open a Washington wine and start tweeting. Follow and use the hashtag #WAWine on Thursday, June 3rd between 5-8pm. You can also see which wineries are hosting […]


New Economy: Wineries Take Action

by Shona Milne on April 16, 2010

From an article in the Seattle Times this morning. Some wineries have cut out distributors and are selling more from their tasting rooms, web sites, and through wine clubs to ride out the recession. Tweet This Post


From the Midwest: Woodinville Wine Review

by Shona Milne on April 12, 2010

The Minneapolis Wine Examiner was in town recently to tour our “urban” wineries of Woodinville. Seems like we made a good impression on her. Tweet This Post