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Wine Reviews

Basic Tips in Wine Testing: A Beginner’s Guide

by Shona Milne on September 28, 2013

A beginner’s guide to training oneself in wine tasting Anyone can drink wine but only a select few can understand the subtle art of wine tasting. Just like how the judges in the hit series MasterChef grade food carefully, wine is tasted and dissected delicately according to its look, aroma, and taste. A wine tasting […]


Grand Reve: Interview with Paul McBride

by Shona Milne on August 28, 2010

I stopped in at Grand Reve Vintners the other weekend to chat with Paul McBride. We had talked previously at an event and he told me about some great news that their Cabernet had received a 97 Point score from Wine Spectator. Tweet This Post


First Day of Spring: Woodinville Wine Releases

by Shona Milne on March 22, 2010

I managed to get to a few wineries for some new release tasting on Saturday. Bright sunshine and wine tasting, not a bad way to spend the first day of spring. Here are some of the spring wines that impressed me on Saturday: Hollywood Hill Vineyard: 2009 Rattlesnake Hills Viognier – I plan to drink […]


By my reckoning, 16 of these top 100 wines are from Woodinville. When you consider that there are over 600 wineries in the state, Woodinville has more than twice the number of slots than would be allocated by chance. Pretty good showing if you ask me. Here are the Woodinville wineries and where they placed. […]


The Inexact and Ancient “Science” of Growing Stuff

by author unknown on August 30, 2007

Farmers, that is, people who spend pretty much all day trying to coax living things out of the soil are a real enigma. They are some of the most genuine, inspiring, hard working and determined people I have ever met. They are also some of the most superstitious, irrational folks I’ve ever had to deal […]