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Robert Smasne

3rd Thursday Wine Walk: Raining Cats & Dogs

by Shona Milne on September 20, 2010

It was raining cats and dogs on Thursday evening for the Third Thursday Wine Walk  Bottles & Dogs in the Warehouse District to benefit Homeward Pet. That did not stop quite a few people and their dogs from some winery hopping over some puddles. Tulip, on the left, didn’t worry about puddles and just rode […]


Woodinville Wine Events: Weekend August 27

by Shona Milne on August 27, 2010

Matthews Estate – Friday, August 27 – 7-9pm – After Hours Tefft Cellars – Friday, August 27 – Port and Dessert Pairing William Church Winery – Friday, August 27th – 5:30-8:30pm – 4th Friday on the Patio Woodinville Warehouse Wineries – Saturday, August 28th – 4:30-8:30 -A Wine Walk at Country Village Northwest Cellars – […]


Blend: World’s Best Wine, Food, & Places

by Shona Milne on August 25, 2010

Have your heard about Blend? It’s an event showcasing some of the world’s best wine blends paired with fabulous foods from Columbia Hospitality’s hotels, inns, and conference centers. The event is Sunday, September 12th. Seminars are 2:30-4pm and the main event is 4-7:30pm at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center.  Buy Tickets Sparkling wine and artisanal […]


In the News: Alma Terra Syrah

by Shona Milne on July 13, 2009

A story in the Tri City Herald today talks about Alma Terra, which has a tasting room up in the Woodinville Warehouse District, and how location affects flavor characteristics in wines. Dr Alan Busacca and Robert Smasne started their terroir project about three years ago. Tweet This Post


Day two of serious wine tasting started off with a wine pickup at Brian Carter Cellars. My friend, Laurie, decided we should do a tasting since we were picking up her wine club selection. Cheryl told us to head out to the patio and she would pour out tastes outside. The mountain was out and […]


I stopped by the Grand Opening at Gard Vintners on Saturday. It was a gorgeous day to be out and about with a bonus of tasting wine.  It was a packed house and everyone was having a great time with the wine. I tasted through about 15 wines from Alma Terra, Gard, and Smasne Cellars. […]


Future Arrivals in the Winery Warehouse District

by Shona Milne on March 8, 2009

I did find a few more liquor applications up on doors on Saturday but didn’t find our much info until I emailed Gard Vintners. I heard back from Lisa Lawrence who runs Gard Vintners with her husband Josh over in Royal City about their plans for opening in Woodinville. The Woodinville location will be Gard […]